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Nail Fungal Infections in Salons: Know Your Rights

McKinney attorney can help with nail salon fungal infection claims.
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Nobody expects that a trip to the salon can result in a nasty infection, but sadly, it does happen. If you or someone you know has experienced a bad nail fungal infection due to the negligence of a salon, you may be entitled to file an insurance claim. With a well-prepared case and an understanding of your legal rights, reaching a favorable settlement is possible. One of the first steps in this process is identifying that the salon caused your nail fungal infection through their negligence.

Biggest Causes of Salon Infections

There are a number of reasons that you could end up injured or infected after a trip to the salon. Some of these reasons include insufficient or improper training, out of date products such as chemicals, wax, and lotions. It’s the responsibility of the salon shop owner(s) to ensure that everything is in place such as the level of training the staff has received to the life expectancy of the salon’s products.

Failure to conduct pretreatment skin patch tests can cause serious implications. Most chemical applications instruct the technician to perform a skin patch before moving on with the entire procedure. Skin patch tests determine whether the customer will suffer an allergic reaction to the chemical, so it’s highly imperative that they are carried out. Failure to do so can result in infection, loss of hair, allergies or severe burns. Unsanitary instruments are another reason many customers end up with infections. It’s highly important that salon employees sterilize their equipment to prevent spreading germs.

If you believe that one of these common causes led to a nail fungal infection, it’s crucial to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. Hiring the right personal injury attorney will ensure action can be taken shortly after the negligent actions have occurred.

Filing a Nail Salon Infection Lawsuit

A reputable personal injury attorney helps clients secure compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering (and possibly punitive damages). However, these damages will vary greatly depending on the strength of the case and the severity of the infection.

Building a strong case requires thorough evidence collection. Make sure to document everything related to your salon visit and the subsequent infection, including dates, services provided, names of the employees involved, along with any communications with the salon. Medical records that detail your diagnosis, treatment and expenses, along with photographs of the infection, will also support your case.

Speak With an Insurance Litigation Attorney in Collin County

If you are experiencing a nail fungal infection or similar issue caused by the negligence of another party, contact the litigation attorneys at Lucé Law, PC. We are based in McKinney and offer sound advice and meticulous representation for clients in personal injury cases. For more information, call (972) 632-1300 or request a free legal consultation today.

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