Common Injuries From Laser Hair Removal NegligenceThere are multiple injuries which may occur from visiting such clinics. If the operator fails to properly train, supervise or employ technicians with qualified experience then they may be liable for injuries. Common injuries related to such treatment include:
- Deep tissue burns across the treated area;
- Skin infections;
- Multiple infections caused by exposure to bacteria;
- Sexually Transmitted diseases;
- Scarring from burns
Who Is Liable for my Laser Hair Removal Injuries?A common question from our clients is liability. While this seems like a simple question there are in-fact multiple factors to consider when determining liability. Chief amongst the factors include the training of the employees, the type of machine used and whether there was any other party who may have been negligent. It is possible that the operators failed to properly inspect or train/supervise their employees so as to avoid injury. Generally laser hair removal facilities are required to supervise their employees in order to avoid injuries and to ensure they are properly qualified to perform the procedure. However, many times such spa’s and hair removal centers or hair removal spa’s fail to make sure their staff is properly trained and or supervised. When a poorly trained staff member or one that is not supervised performs the procedure the operator of the facility can be held liable for the injuries.
How Laser Hair Removal WorksLaser hair removal is a rather simple procedure where the use of thermal or light technology is used to remove the hair follicle from its root. The purpose of the procedure is to reduce hair growth and to preserve the skin around the hair follicle. However, many times the heat emission can be extreme causing serious burns and infections. Many times those who are not candidates for the procedure including those who have fair skin are not informed of the potential dangers. In such instances the patient or customer suffers serious discoloring or the pigment of their skin. Such discoloration can cause an array of both physical and emotional problems. A list of the lasers used includes:
- Alexandrite Lasers;
- Ruby lasers including Epitouch;
- Diode, and;
- ND and LP ND lasers.
What should I do After a Laser Burn InjuryIf you have suffered an injury medical treatment should be sough immediately. We recommend documenting all information related to your claim. Documentation includes:
- Names of witnesses;
- Name and type of machine used;
- Medical records;
- Photos of your injuries prior to treatment;
- Detailed facts regarding the incident.