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Products Liability: Defective Dermal Filler 

Apr 14, 2021 | FDA

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Typically, dermal fillers are injected into the face, such as the forehead and lips. Dermal fillers are also used as a way to help diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.

The injection of dermal fillers has grown popular within the past few years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been approximately 2.6 million dermal filler injections in 2018 alone.

What Are the Responsibilities of the Federal Food and Drug Administration?

According to www.fda.gov, the FDA is responsible for protecting public health by ensuring the safety, efficiency, and security of human drugs as well as medical devices that ensure the safety of the nation’s food and cosmetic supply.

What Are Some Common Dermal Fillers?

Some of the more common dermal fillers include the following: calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid, polyalkylimide, polylactic acid, and polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres.

What Are Unapproved Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers such as Injectable silicone is not approved for any aesthetic procedure. Silicone injections can lead to long-term pain and injuries such as infections, scarring, permanent disfigurement, stroke, and death.

What Makes Dermal Fillers Defective?

Products become defective when there is something wrong with them, which can cause unwanted side effects or illnesses. Defects in dermal fillers can lead to extremely serious reactions to the face, such as blindness, stroke, and vision abnormalities. Furthermore, the risks associated with unapproved uses of dermal fillers by the FDA or unapproved products may be more severe.

How Can You Protect Yourself From Dermal Filler Products?

Individuals can protect themselves from potential injuries by not purchasing dermal filler products online. Oftentimes, such products can be counterfeit or not approved for use in the United States. In some cases, the FDA may not have reviewed and or approved the use of certain dermal fillers to be used for all locations of the body.

Seek Help From an Attorney If You Suffered Injury from a Defective Dermal Filler Product

If you have been hurt by a dermal filler and would like to seek legal representation, contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-933-5171 for a consultation. Our attorneys evaluate the details of your case and will let you know what to expect and how you can proceed forward.