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Vampire Facial Led to HIV Diagnoses – Can I Sue?

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In the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Report of April 2024, they reported on three women who were diagnosed with HIC after “vampire facials” at an unlicensed New Medico spa; this is believed to be the first documented case of HIV infections caused by cosmetic procedure that uses needles. According to the report, there was an investigation into the clinic from 2018 through 2023; the investigation showed that the clinic reused one-time use disposable equipment.

The investigation started in the summer of 2018, when a woman in her 40s tested positive for HIV. The woman reported exposure to needles through the cosmetic procedure just a few months prior in the spring; she had no other risk factors. In the fall of 2018, the spa closed. The owner of the spa was prosecuted for practicing medicine without a valid license.

Although the report stated that this is the first documented case of patients contracting HIV due to unsafe practices during cosmetic procedures, it is important that anyone who has ever had a vampire facial or any other cosmetic procedure understands their rights and legal options if they suffer harm as a result of the negligence of the clinic.

Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are more than ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your rights and recover the highest settlement available for your claim. Our team has decades of experience and is ready to get you the justice that you are owed. If you are ready to speak with our experts, contact us today.

What is a Vampire Facial?

Vampire facials combine microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). First, fine needles are used to puncture the skin; this prompts the skin to heal itself through the production of elastin and collagen and allows the PRP to penetrate the skin. The next part of the treatment consists of the PRP being applied to the skin. PRP is essentially a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma that is produced by the patient’s own blood. This procedure is a relatively popular rejuvenation treatment.

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How Clinics that Perform Cosmetic Procedures Can Be Negligent

The medical facilities that perform vampire facials have the duty to treat their patients with the highest duty of care. They must ensure that they are following all safety procedures, such as thoroughly cleaning the station between every patient, sanitizing and disinfecting all equipment, wearing gloves, and disposing of all single-use equipment after each use, for example.

In the incident mentioned above, the investigation showed that the clinic was reusing single-use equipment. Single-use medical devices are devices that are used on one patient during one single procedure and then discarded. The most common single-use devices include needles, syringes, bandages, tubes, etc. Once any of these single-use devices are used, they cannot be safely reused. In fact, these single-use devices can be contaminated and can lead to different infections, including hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV.

If you or a member of your family suffered any sort of infection due to a cosmetic clinic negligently reusing single-use equipment, you could have the right to file a lawsuit.

Can I Recover Compensation?

Yes, you could be entitled to receive compensation for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered due to the negligence of a clinic during a vampire facial. Some of the categories of compensation available for recovery could include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal costs

Here at our law firm, our experts are fully committed to fighting for your rights and helping you secure the maximum payout available for your claim. Whether we have to negotiate a settlement or take claims to trial to reach a verdict, our team will do everything necessary to ensure that you recover the payout that you are owed.

Depending on the details of your claim – specifically, the type of harm suffered – these claims could be worth anywhere from $500,000 to $3 million, or even more. If you are interested in learning more about the possible value of your vampire facial HIV lawsuit, contact the experts here at our law firm today.

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What Should I Do?

If you suffered harm after a facial and are interested in exploring the legal options available to you, consider some of the following recommended steps to follow:

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Report the incident (make a written report and request a copy of the report)
  • Gather all relevant medical records
  • Gather all records of lost income
  • Gather all records of the treatment (such as appointment confirmations, payment confirmations, receipts, etc.)
  • Seek legal assistance with a vampire facial injury lawyer as soon as possible
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

If you or a member of your family contracted HIV or any other infection after a vampire facial, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You could have the right to file a lawsuit and receive compensation. If you have questions about your right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit or an injury lawsuit against the negligent clinic that caused the infection, contact us today. We have decades of experience and are ready to guide you every step of the way. To remain accessible to all, we offer free case evaluations; these include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our experts will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.

Our Zero-Fee Guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal costs. Since we work on a strict contingency structure, our clients will never be required to pay anything if their claims are not successful. If you do not win, you simply will not be required to pay anything.

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