You could get a staph or fungal infection at a nail salon if the employees do not adequately clean and store cutting and shaping tools. A lawyer familiar with state and local laws in your area can help. They will prove that surface, air, or waterborne bacteria in the salon caused your infection and led to your current condition.
A trip to the nail salon should be an opportunity to relax and feel pampered for an hour or two. However, if your recent visits resulted in an infection, you could hold the salon financially responsible for your injuries. So, get medical help immediately to avoid risking your health or financial recovery. With guidance from a local personal injury attorney, you can recover the costs of your medical bills, lost income, and more.
Can I Get Compensation After Sustaining an Infection at a Nail Salon?
Yes. In a 2022 case, a woman was awarded a $150,000 settlement after contracting an infection from an acrylic gel manicure. The injured woman sought treatment immediately but still incurred hefty medical bills caused by hyponatremia, septic shock, metabolic acidosis, and renal failure.
A personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation, including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future lost income
- Disability or disfigurement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
Our team will collect bills, receipts, and other documents that prove the monetary value of your damages and fight hard to steer your case toward a settlement versus a lengthy trial.
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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Staph or Fungal Infection?
A staph or fungal infection can grow out of control quickly. Because an infection typically starts with a rash, you could easily overlook an infection or mistake it for something benign. However, you should see a doctor right away if you notice any of the following warning signs:
- Skin that is warm to the touch
- Small pimple-like blisters
- Itching and soreness
- Redness and discoloration
- Thick or cracked nails
- Lumps under your skin
Do not wait to see a doctor; a definitive diagnosis and prompt treatment can significantly speed your recovery. In addition, your medical records are an essential part of your personal injury case, which you could compromise if you do not receive treatment for your injuries.
What Does it Cost to Treat a Staph or Fungal Infection?
Treatment for your infection could include oral and topical antifungal drugs if caught early enough. However, the Mayo Clinic explains how a staph infection can worsen quickly and require more stringent treatment than a fungal infection, such as vancomycin delivered by IV.
A severe infection could also put others at risk of contagion, resulting in injury and substantial medical expenses to a family member or other loved ones who were not at the salon.
Treating a staph or fungal infection could incur substantial expenses for diagnostic tests, laboratory services, medications, and healthcare professionals and facilities. It could also mean you cannot return to work, causing you to lose the income you need to support yourself and your family. Your lawyer will document these losses and work to recover them from the nail salon.
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How Does a Visit to the Nail Salon Result in an Infection?
When a personal injury lawyer helps you recover damages from a salon, they will request your medical records and speak to medical and other experts to document the cause of your infection. For instance, they will look to discover whether staph bacteria present on improperly sterilized tools or in foot and finger soaking tubs in the salon caused your illness.
Cleveland Clinic research recommends carefully screening a salon for cleanliness before receiving service and asking about their sanitation methods. Also, look for salons that favor disposable rather than metal tools where dangerous bacteria can thrive.
One serious infection you could develop is paronychia, which according to StatPearls is an infection of the toenail and fingernail folds resulting from trauma or manipulation. Paronychia is common and must receive prompt treatment because it can result in cuticle damage and lead to bacterial and fungal infections.
What Evidence Will Prove the Salon Caused Your Infection?
To recover damages from the salon, a lawyer will collect compelling evidence proving negligence and financial liability. The proof your lawyer gathers might include the following:
- Photos of the salon, including the station where you received services.
- The salon’s health inspection records, reports, and grades.
- Your medical records documenting your infection and its cause.
- Your pay records showing how much income you lost.
The accumulated evidence will prove the salon owed you a duty of care to maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe facility. It will also establish the salon breached its obligation, causing your injuries and subsequent financial consequences.
Your lawyer will handle evidence collection and organize and present it to the at-fault party along with a demand letter requesting appropriate financial compensation.
How Long Does It Take to Recover a Personal Injury Settlement?
No one can precisely predict how long your case will take to resolve. Every case is different, but your attorney can handle all the twists and turns and keep you posted on your case’s timeline.
Your lawyer will also explain how long you have to file your lawsuit. Florida law generally gives you two years to file your personal injury lawsuit. A lawyer from our firm will work hard to streamline your case and fight for the best possible financial outcome for you.
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Call Today for Help With Recovering Damages From a Negligent Nail Salon
You can get a staph or fungal infection at a nail salon that leaves you with severe injuries and mounting medical bills. However, Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help you prove the salon was negligent and hold it financially responsible for your injuries and related costs.
Our family-owned law firm is passionate about recovering damages for injured clients like yourself. You will work directly with the partners, Debi and Jason Chalik, to fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. So, get started by contacting our case review team today.
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