Salons are known for their promises of beautification and relaxation. However many facilities in Los Angeles fail to meet the standards of cleanliness and care required by state licensing agencies. Additionally many fail to practice safe procedures when performing such procedures. If you have contracted any type of disease, illness or infection as a result of visiting a wax salon contact our offices today. We have the resources needed to expeditiously and aggressively handle your case.
Liability for Waxing Injuries
Cosmetologists are required to perform a certain number hours of training before they are qualified to practice in their respective profession. The length of time can range between 5-20 hours of training before they meet the requirements. However, many times establishment performing waxing, manicures, pedicures or other hygiene related services are not properly trained or fail to have the appropriate licenses.
Establishments who employ individuals lacking such credentials will be held liable for negligent employment. Additionally, certain cases allow for liability to attach when the landlord knowingly provides space for operators known to commit such violations. When a landlord leases or rents space to such establishment they can be held vicariously liable. If you have been injured as a result of such acts we suggest you contact our offices where we can evaluate your case and determine whether liability can attach.
Types of Injuries Resulting From Unsafe Waxing
The range of injuries which can be suffered from the negligence of these establishments can vary. A common list of injuries suffered at such establishments can include a range of STD’s, and MRSA. Other leading Waxing salon injuries are as follows
- Fungal Infections
- Allergic reactions
- Skin Burns
- Cuts and lacerations of the skin
- Permanent Loss of Skin or Hair
If you have recently frequented a waxing salon and your skin now shows signs of infection we recommend that you seek medical attention to treat your injuries. Our offices can help with your monetary recovery. Offering you aggressive representation to help recover for your loss. Other form of compensation for your injuries may include
- Medical care
- Loss or income
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and psychological damages
- Punitive damages
How does California Determine Liability in my case?
According to California Law, a Party is Negligent when it fails in a manner expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances. Negligence requires the demonstration of four elements:
- A Duty of Care is owed to the plaintiff under the circumstances,
- The responsible party breach their duty of care to the injured party (plaintiff)
- The defendant was the actual and proximate cause of the plaintiff’s damages and
- The plaintiff actually suffered some harm (psychological or physical) as a result of the defendants negligence
What to do After Your Injury
After your injury and treatment it is important to keep detailed records of your injuries. In order to better your claim we recommend you keep records including, receipts, names of cosmetologist, name of the establishment and your medical records. Having detailed information is critical to the success and resolution of your claim.
Clients who keep such records can improve not only the speed of their file, but also the amount of their damages. If you or someone you know has suffered an infection or contracted any other type of disease as a result of visiting a waxing salon contact the waxing salon infection attorneys at Downtown LA Law. Our offices are experienced with handling these types of cases and can help with your recovery.