A woman who became grossly disfigured and suffered "a great deal of pain" after doctors injected an experimental type of liquid silicone into her face will have her day in court, the Utah Supreme Court has decided.

The case filed in 3rd District Court on behalf of Celia Anderson, who sought surgery to correct an already existing disfigurement, had been dismissed based on a question of jurisdiction.But in an unanimous opinion released Friday, the state Supreme Court vacated the dismissal and remanded Anderson's case back to the trial court so that issue can be settled.

"The foregoing facts show purposeful acts with known, significant consequences in Utah. Utah's interest in protecting Anderson from injury is compelling," the opinion concluded.