[2021 Update]: Although details are not publicly available in regard to how the case referenced in this article was resolved (or if it resulted in a successful nail salon lawsuit settlement), countless similar cases have arisen and have been pursued successfully in the time since this post’s original publication. According to a 2017 study, 42% of surveyed salon patrons reported skin issues following a visit, while 10% reported infections. A related study found that many nail salon workers needed “comprehensive chemical use training,” leaving patrons and workers alike at risk of environmental hazards. If you’ve been involved in a nail salon personal injury, or need to file a nail salon infection lawsuit, read on below to learn how Avrek Law may be able to help.
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A Santa Clara woman filed a personal injury lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court for personal injury against Dynasty Nails, a salon located on Boquet Canyon Road. The woman, Sonia Algara, claimed that the substandard pedicure causes her toe infection, which was later amputated to stop the spreading of infection. She said that on March 15, 2015, she went to the Salon and paid $20 for a pedicure, as stated in a Los Angeles CBS news report.
Reckless Negligence of a Parlor Operator Resulting to the Amputation of a Toe and a Nail Salon Lawsuit
The parlor attendant recklessly caused a laceration on the skin of the complainant with a pair of scissors. The laceration was in between her fourth and fifth toe of her left foot, causing intense pain and infection. Later, the infection worsened despite proper medical treatment by a licensed doctor.
The woman’s lawyer also reported that his client was diabetic, and had informed the salon attendant as such. Her doctor told her that her infected toe should be amputated as early as possible, since the infection had spread so fast and was the only remaining medical option to save her entire leg.
Since the complainant’s toe was amputated, her balance was affected, interfering with her ability to walk upstairs as she normally would. Furthermore, the complainant stated that she could not wear a certain kind of shoes anymore. According to the complaint, the victim seeks an unspecified amount of damages against the salon for medical reimbursement and damages, including pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
A Warning to the General Public About the Potential of Nail Salon Personal injury
This particular salon, which is the subject of a lawsuit, was reviewed on Yelp with a three and a half star rating around the time of the complaint. Clients should be aware on the following concerns when choosing a nail salon:
- Examine the salon equipment and paraphernalia. It should be clean and sanitary, so as not to cause infections or contaminations. Cleanliness should be given an utmost importance.
- Always ask questions as to the salon procedures and the products they are using.
- Be observant on how the salon attendant performs the tasks, so as to be confident that everything is done with extra care.
Look around the entire shop, take a look on how they dispose waste, as well as how they treat the used tools, and how they store the unused supplies. You can also review the guidelines put forth by the United States Department of Labor (OSHA) in regard to health and safety at nail salons. From there, you can determine if going for a pedicure or manicure at the salon in question is worth any potential risks to your health.
Can I Sue a Nail Salon for Infection or Injury?
If you’re wondering “Can you sue a nail salon?” the answer is “Yes” in the case of an injury or infection. However, the outcome of any case typically depends on the quality of legal representation. While it might seem that the nail salon infection lawsuit referenced in this article is an open-and-shut case due to simple negligence by the salon attendant, an experienced and skillful personal injury attorney would still be necessary to prove that such negligence resulted in severe harm, in order to recover the maximum nail salon lawsuit settlement possible.
How to Increase Your Chances of a Successful Nail Salon Infection Lawsuit
Typically, hiring a skilled lawyer can be extremely costly. With Avrek Law, however, you don’t pay any fees unless we win your case. As a no win, no fee law firm, Avrek Law helps clients recover compensation at no cost of their own. Read more about how Avrek Law’s top no win no fee lawyers obtain compensation for clients, with no win no fee explained, or view some of our past successful cases and the accompanying personal injury lawsuit settlement amounts.
If you’ve been injured or infected at a nail salon due to the negligence of another individual, don’t hesitate to reach out to Arek Law Firm for a free nail salon lawsuit consultation. With more than $1 billion recovered in over 10,000 successful cases across the states of California, Arizona, and Nevada, our firm has more than 50 combined years of experience in successfully resolving cases for clients.
To learn more about how Avrek Law’s personal injury lawyers might be able to help, contact us today – we want to hear more about your case!