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Have You Been Injured at a Nail or Hair Salon?

Salons have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe and sanitary setting as well as a competent workforce. When they fail in this responsibility, serious injuries can occur.

If you’ve suffered a burn, infection, or other salon-related injury, call Thomas J. Henry Law for your free case review.

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Beauty Salon Injuries and Lawsuits

Salons are expected to adhere to strict health and safety regulations, ensuring that all chemicals are safe and free of contamination, using products only as directed, and making sure every client receives treatment from a properly trained salon technician.

Failure to meet these guidelines can result in painful injuries, scarring, and even potentially life-threatening infections. When a beauty salon technician causes an injury, you deserve to be compensated. You can sue a salon if your injury was caused by a negligent or reckless action. Contact us today and speak with an experienced salon injury lawyer if you were hurt at a nail or hair salon.

Common Salon Injuries

Negligent work completed at hair, nail, and beauty salons can result in more than just discomfort – they can result in pain, permanent scarring and infection.
Among the most common injuries experienced at beauty salons are:
• Cuts and abrasions
• Hair loss and scalp injuries
• Chemical burns
• Wax burns
• Laser burns
• Bacterial infections
• Staph infection
• Slip and fall injuries
• Allergic reactions

You may think that receiving a small cut from a nail salon is harmless. However, if you were cut by an improperly cleaned or sanitized tool, you may have a legitimate injury claim against the salon. Let our hair and nail salon attorneys help you receive compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering. Suing your hairdresser for negligence can help you cover the damages you have incurred.

Botox Injuries and Side Effects

Botox is a drug created from by bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is the toxin that causes the food poisoning condition called botulism. Botox is used clinically and cosmetically for a variety of uses, including facial wrinkle removal, severe underarm sweating, chronic migraines, and overactive bladder. Generally, treatment involves injecting a small amount of Botox into a certain area of the body, paralyzing or weakening muscles or nerves.

This treatment is usually a safe practice when administered by a professional. Unfortunately, Botox injections can be dangerous when done incorrectly or irresponsibly. Botox injections can cause severe injuries and health problems when the drug migrates to other parts of the body outside of the intended treatment area, including botulism.
Signs and symptoms of botulism include:

• Muscle weakness
• Trouble swallowing, speaking, or breathing
• Loss of bladder control
• Vision problems

Botulism can lead to respiratory failure, paralysis, and in severe cases death. Patients with severe botulism may require intensive care for several months and therapy for years after recovering.
You may be entitled to compensation if a salon technician negligently administered Botox without giving proper warnings of the risks or did the procedure without care. If you suffered from serious injuries following a Botox treatment, call our salon personal injury attorneys for a consultation immediately.

Most Causes of Salon Injuries

• Failure to test products. Before using a new product, a salon must conduct a number of tests to determine whether the product could have any adverse effects on a patron’s skin, hair, or health. Failure to conduct these tests can result in hair loss, burns, and serious allergic reactions.
• Failure to select the appropriate treatment or use a treatment as directed. Salon technicians are responsible for understanding what treatment is best for a patron and how such a treatment should be used. Common failures include improper wax temperatures, leaving hair dye in too long, and not completing a skin patch test before completing a chemical treatment.
• Unsanitary instruments. Failure to follow proper sanitation methods can greatly increase the risk of bacterial and viral infections. In most extreme cases, unsanitary instruments have been linked to the spread of hepatitis, tuberculosis, and even HIV.
• Use of contaminated or expired chemicals. When left open or mixed improperly, chemicals that are often used in cosmetology treatments can result in severe allergic reactions and painful burns. It is the responsibility of the salon to ensure that all chemicals are safe before use.

Contact an Experienced Beauty Salon Injury Lawyer

Salon injuries can cause permanent scarring, life-threatening injuries, and in some cases death. The staff at beauty and hair salons are responsible for providing clean premises and safe procedures. If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of a salon technician, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced salon injury attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

Call us today for a free legal consultation so we can help you obtain compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced at the salon. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients injured at a salon across Texas and nationwide.

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Your Salon Injury Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

Following a salon injury, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

There are a multitude of different types of expert witnesses, from doctors to accident reconstructionists, all playing a unique role in personal injury litigation. However, most expert witnesses fall into two categories: consulting expert and testifying expert.

Consulting experts, help explain and clarify facts so that your attorney can better understand a situation. In a trucking accident, a consulting expert may be called to provide professional insight on the intricacies of trucking regulations, which can vary by state.

While a consulting expert typically does not testify in open court, the information they provide can play a vital role in supporting your trucking accident claim.

A testifying expert is someone who will deliver testimony in the courtroom. This requires that they not only posses special expertise, but also an ability to deliver complicated information in a manner that is easily understood.

Some expert witnesses will fill both of these duties during the course of a lawsuit, consulting with your attorney privately as the facts of your case are gathered and then presenting any relevant information to the judge or jury.

An expert witness, also known as a judicial expert, is an additional witness who has expertise and specialized knowledge in a particular subject that is beyond what an average person may have.

Expert witnesses can be called upon to offer their expert opinion to the court or to refute inaccurate testimony given by the defense. Because of their expertise and high ethical standards, testimony from an expert witness can go a long way in proving your trucking injury claim.

In Texas, pain and suffering is a type of damage available in a personal injury claim, such as in an auto accident case. Pain and suffering addresses the physical and mental trauma that a person experienced in an accident, in the aftermath of the accident, and during any medical procedures that were needed as a result. In many auto accident cases, establishing significant pain and suffering is one of the most important pieces of a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

Catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, cause tremendous pain and suffering. Auto accidents oftentimes leave victims with severe, long-lasting and debilitating physical injuries that can also lead to mental and emotional injuries. In these cases, pain and suffering (physically and mentally) is often easy to recognize. However, the amount awarded for pain and suffering is ultimately left up to a jury’s decision.

In order to successfully show the extent of an injured victim’s pain and suffering, it is imperative to have thorough and exhaustive documentation of medical treatments and therapies from physicians, surgeons, nurses, and psychologists. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you with this process and also help with presenting your case clearly and convincingly before a jury.

During your initial meeting with an injury attorney, you will be asked many questions regarding the accident and the injuries you sustained. You should also be prepared to ask the attorney questions of your own. It can be helpful to create a list of questions you have for the attorney prior to the meeting so you don’t forget anything when you get there.

Important questions to ask your prospective accident attorney include:

  • How long have you been practicing law in this practice area?
  • What is your track record of succeeding in these cases?
  • Do you have trial experience?
  • How much will it cost to hire you?

One of the most important questions to ask your lawyer is how they charge for services and if a consultation costs you anything upfront. Our firm offers free case reviews and charges on a contingency basis.

Before your meeting, gather all of the evidence you collected from the accident and anything that may be related to your injuries, such as:

  • Photographs of the accident scene, damage to your car and other vehicles involved, your injuries, or anything else pertaining to the incident
  • Copy of a police report or accident report
  • List of names, phone numbers, or addresses of witnesses you spoke with at the scene
  • Medical records

If you received medical attention after your accident, bring any records or documents showing the procedures or treatment you had completed, the names and contact information of the doctors or medical professionals you saw, what future treatment may be recommended, and the costs associated with your care. In addition, bring medical and auto insurance information with you, if you have them.

Other documents that you may have that you should bring to your first meeting with a lawyer include:

  • Letters or emails you received from your insurer or the other driver’s insurer
  • Name and phone number of the at-fault driver from the accident (and their insurance company’s information)
  • Contact information of any insurance company or claims adjusters that you have spoken with
  • Receipts of anything you purchased to remedy an injury or repair due to the accident

In general, bring any evidence, documents, or information related to your injuries and the accident with you to your initial consultation with your attorney. The more information you bring, the quicker and easier your lawyer can evaluate your case and provide you with the next steps to take. To keep the documents organized and to avoid losing anything, keep all of these in an envelope or folder that you can then bring with you to the law office (or wherever you meet your attorney).

If an insurance company offers you a check right away, do not sign it. When an insurance company seems overly eager to settle a claim, it is because they are trying to limit their liability or they are trying to beat out future damages that have yet to be identified. As such, many checks will include release language benefiting the insurer.

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No matter the injury or the accident, if you or a loved one were harmed due to the negligence of an individual or company, Thomas J. Henry is here to assist you.

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