Hair Removal Negligence Claims
Negligence does not have to happen in a hospital, doctor’s surgery, or care home to warrant a compensation claim. Lawyers at The Medical Negligence Experts routinely deal with claims where other service providers were involved, including as the result of beauty treatments like hair removal. Hair removal compensation claims are growing in number, due in part to insufficient regulation of the beauty industry.
What is Hair Removal Negligence?
Hair removal negligence can include:
- Burns from hot wax or lasers.
- Changes in skin pigmentation or texture.
- Eye damage from inadequate eye protection when using lasers.
Before carrying out any treatment, a therapist should check that their patient does not have any skin conditions or is on any medication which may cause undue sensitivity to the treatment. For example, eczema and psoriasis can react badly with wax, leading to infection and scarring. Excessive body hair in women may have an underlying medical cause meaning treatment is unsuccessful.
Not all ineffective or undesirable outcomes from hair removal treatment involve negligence, however, if the following steps did not take place, and the treatment caused damage or excessive pain, a client may have a viable case.
Was the practitioner licensed to carry out the treatment?
- Did they do a patch test?
- Was the equipment used in good working order, and did they use it correctly?
- Was the patient fully informed of potential risks and side effects before agreeing to the treatment?
- Did the practitioner falsify their qualifications?
A woman successfully claimed compensation after an untrained beautician used the laser on too high a setting when removing facial hair. The client suffered significant pain from burns and blistering. Her GP diagnosed first degree burns, and there is the potential her scarring is permanent.
Other signs of negligence include offering heavily discounted incentive to proceed with the treatment if you show signs of doubt about having it done, rushing you into a decision, and being misleading about the potential results.
How Can We Help?
If you feel you may have suffered hair removal negligence, get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts. We will talk to you about the circumstances surrounding your injury and give you our professional recommendation of whether your claim has a good chance of success. It is not only negligence that you need to prove, but that your injury could only have been caused by receiving negligent treatment and would not have occurred otherwise.
Most personal injury and medical negligence compensation claims are resolved without having to go to court but, even so, it can still take a long time to gather the evidence and negotiate an appropriate amount of compensation. Should this fail, a claim needs to be lodged with a court within three years of the injury being caused, so the earlier you act in seeking legal advice, the more the outcome you are likely to receive.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today to make an enquiry about how we can help you make a cosmetic compensation claim.
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Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
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We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
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