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Skin Burned By IPL Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Mrs L underwent a course of laser treatments to remove hair from her upper lip and armpits. Following her 4th laser session, Mrs L’s skin was red, inflamed and sore. The therapist had adjusted the temperature on the laser machine, and this had left Mrs L with horizontal burn marks on her lip and armpits. In the hours after the treatment, Mrs L’s skin began to blister, and later formed scabs, which ultimately left her with raised marks under her arms that took months to fade. Her course of laser hair removal treatments had been booked in advance of her wedding, and Mrs L was left in considerable pain and discomfort, both at the wedding itself and on her honeymoon. She complained to the laser clinic, but failed to receive a reply, and therefore decided to seek legal advice.
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Our beauty treatment lawyers advised Mrs L that she had strong grounds for making a personal injury claim against the cosmetic clinic, and agreed to represent her on a no win no fee basis. In outlining our client’s case, we pointed to the fact that, as the clinic acknowledged, the laser therapist had raised the temperature of the machine during Mrs L’s 4th treatment, due to their perception that it was not achieving the desired effect. This was irresponsible behaviour, given that fact that her series of treatments had been planned in advance, with a set temperature based on her individual skin type and sensitivity. Specialist medical reports confirmed the severity if Mrs L’s burn injuries, and within a few months we were able to gain an admission of liability from the laser clinic’s owners, and later negotiate a compensation settlement for Mrs L totalling £3,250.
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