Massage Parlor and Day Spa InfectionsMassage parlors and day spas can house a number of dangerous bacteria. When operators of such establishments fail to keep the massage chairs, mats, lockers, showers or other commonly used areas clean infections can occur. Generally, infections are limited to skin related or fungus related injuries caused by a failure to properly clean or maintain the facilities. Such infections can be moderate to serious and can include the spread of certain sexually transmitted diseases. If you have recently obtained such an infection call our massage attorneys at Downtown LA Law. Our Los Angeles spa infection attorneys can help with your recovery.
What to Do After Exposure or InfectionIt is necessary to document your case in order to establish that the establishment in question was responsible for your harm. Documentation including any and all receipts, names of other persons present, location of the incident, photographs of your condition and other valuable information is necessary to further your case. The following information should be preserved as evidence:
- Seek medical attention, often times such infections can be cured with immediate medical attention;
- Obtain the name of establishment;
- Write down the address;
- Take note of any names including other customers, the acting masseuse or employees;
- All receipts which document your visit to establishment, including cash or credit card receipts;
- Any and all statements made by employees regarding the establishment should also be recorded while they are fresh in your memory.
Types of Infections or InjuriesSpa and Massage injuries are primarily divided into two categories. They include injuries obtained from the spread of infection and injuries from improper care by the masseuse. Common injuries include;
- Nerve damage;
- Spinal cord injury;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Fungal infections;
- Sexually Transmitted Disease;
- Eye infections;
- Ear infections.