Eyebrow threading is a procedure where a practitioner uses a twisted thread to remove unwanted eyebrow hair. It is typically a safe process with few or no lingering side effects. However, if the technician doesn’t follow proper hygiene practices or makes an error, infection and other injuries may occur. Also, individuals with sensitive skin or a weakened immune system may be more vulnerable to developing an infection after eyebrow threading.
Unfortunately, in some cases, this relatively simple practice does pose health risks and can have lasting repercussions when not performed correctly. If you’ve been injured due to an improper eyebrow threading procedure, a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and losses.
What Are the Primary Causes of Eyebrow Threading Infections and Injuries?
According to Time, the main causes ofeyebrow threading injuries are poor technique or hygiene on the technician’s part. For example, removing unwanted hairs too forcefully can result in cuts, abrasions, bruises, and swelling. Or, if the technician fails to adhere to strict hygiene practices, this may put you at risk for infection.
It’s worth noting that other salon procedures, such as professional manicures, can also result in infection and injuries for the same reasons as eyebrow threading. Before you have any beauty salon procedures done, make sure your technician is trained and that the business has a good reputation and positive reviews.
All nail salons must adhere to federal and state standards to operate. Florida nail salons must comply with standards notated in 61G5-20.002 to prevent the spreading of disease and injuring customers.
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What Are Common Types of Eyebrow Threading Injuries and Symptoms?
If something went wrong during the eyebrow threading process and you suffered injuries, you may be able to pursue compensation to cover the losses you sustained. Potential complications include the following:
- Infections resulting from poor hygiene practices
- Allergic reactions to tools, such as synthetic thread
- Skin irritation, redness, bruising, and swelling
- Cuts and abrasions around the eyebrow that result from a technician’s lack of care or poor technique
- Ingrown hairs, which can lead to redness, bumps, and infection
- Pain related to injuries
Some injuries you sustain may be visible soon after your procedure, such as bruises, cuts, abrasions, and other damage to the skin. Infections may not become apparent until several days later. An infection may be evidenced by swelling, redness, rashes, pus, and potentially more severe symptoms, such as a fever or dizziness. If you suspect you have an infection, seek medical care as soon as possible.
Allergic reactions, although uncommon, can occur soon after the procedure or days later. Symptoms may include hives, swelling, skin redness and irritation, and burning or stinging at the injury site. If you believe you have an allergic reaction caused by eyebrow threading services, you should immediately rinse the area and avoid scratching it, as this can make the reaction worse. You can apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and redness.
If your symptoms become severe or you have difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or throat, or present with any other signs of anaphylaxis, seek medical attention immediately.
How Do I Pursue an Eyebrow Threading Claim?
If you decide to pursue compensation against the technician or beauty salon liable for your injury-related losses, you can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Most claims require proving that someone else’s negligence directly caused your injuries.
The following elements must be true in your case for you to receive compensation:
- Duty of care: The potentially liable party (e.g., the technician or establishment you visited) owed you a duty of care to act with care and competence and in a way that would reasonably not cause you injury or illness. This would include ensuring the environment is sanitary and that they have training and experience in eyebrow threading.
- Breach of duty: The responsible party failed to uphold their duty of care. Examples include performing your eyebrow threading procedure incorrectly or under unsterile conditions.
- Causation: Your injuries directly resulted from the at-fault party’s breach of duty and were not pre-existing or caused by another factor.
- Losses: You suffered monetary or personal losses due to your injuries.
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What Damages Can I Pursue for My Eyebrow Threading Injuries?
You can pursue several forms of compensation for any losses you suffered due to eyebrow threading injuries. Damages can reflect your financial losses, such as medical bills and lost wages due to requiring work leave. They also include personal or subjective losses, such as pain and suffering, scarring, and loss of quality of life.
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How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help With Your Eyebrow Threading Injury Claim?
Although eyebrow threading appears to come with few risks, accidents and injuries do happen. Even minor mistakes can lead to significant health issues and losses, especially if you have a severe reaction or develop an infection.
Do not assume that the consequences of your injuries will be minor and short-term. If you require ongoing medical care, you can pursue compensation for future treatment. An attorney can help you pursue fair compensation for your foreseeable financial losses and damages you’ve already sustained.
Personal injury lawyers help individuals who’ve survived injuries caused by another party’s negligence pursue compensation. Doing this requires tasks best handled by a legal professional who understands how to navigate personal injury law. These tasks include the following:
- Collecting evidence, such as your medical records
- Gathering information about your procedure from the technician or salon
- Consulting with expert witnesses
- Identifying and calculating your losses
- Negotiating with any insurance companies involved in the claim
- Filing a lawsuit
- Representing you at trial, if necessary
Per Florida Statutes § 95.11, thestatute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida is two years from the date you suffered your injuries. Your personal injury attorney will also complete all necessary paperwork accurately and on time. This is vital because if you do not file within this deadline, the court may bar you from pursuing compensation.
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If you were injured due to negligence during an eyebrow threading or other salon procedure, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and learn more about your options. Our legal team can assess your case and provide guidance to give you the best chance of pursuing a successful claim.
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