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Legal Advice On Suing A Laser Clinic

Negligent Laser Treatments
Nicola Perry has been a solicitor for 13 years. She has a great deal of experience in laser treatment injuries. Nicola recently had an article on hairdressing injuries published in the specialist personal injury law journal 'PIBU'.

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Client Burnt By IPL Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Case Study - Laser Burns Beauty Salon Customer

Ms T was visiting her local beauty salon for an IPL laser hair removal treatment on her chin and cheeks. During the procedure, Ms T felt that the laser was hotter than she remembered from previous appointments, and mentioned this to the operator. Her face was red with small heat bumps appearing following the treatment, and the salon gave her cooling cream to take home, with assurances that her skin would clear up within hours. When Ms T got home and looked in the mirror, she saw that her cheeks and chin had both swollen up, and that skin was peeling off. The following day her face was blistered and painful. Though her condition did clear up, Ms T was forced to take 2 weeks off work before she felt normal looking enough to face her colleagues.

Our Legal Advice

Ms T was obviously distressed by her experience, and frustrated by the fact that the beauty salon in question refused to apologise or admit responsibility. We represented Ms T in a claim for compensation against the salon. We wrote to their insurers stating that the laser’s frequency and pulse duration must have been set to high on the day in question for it to have caused such serious damage to Ms T’s face. On investigation it emerged that the laser had been recently serviced, and this had altered its normal settings. The salon had therefore breached the duty of care it owed Ms T, by failing to carry out her laser hair removal treatment in a reasonably competent manner. Liability was accepted by the salon’s insurers, and Ms T received £2,750 in compensation for her injuries.

You can meet our team of beauty treatment lawyers at Meet The Team or read more about this subject at Laser Hair Removal Injuries.

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Our team of lawyers has experience in compensation claims for injuries caused by laser hair removal treatments. Contact us today on 0800 988 3642 for free confidential advice. We can answer questions such as; can I sue for burns caused by a laser hair removal treatment? How much compensation could I get for burns left by a beauty laser?

Because we specialise in these types of claims you are guaranteed to get the maximum amount of compensation with the minimum of fuss.