Laser Hair Removal Lawsuits in New York
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Laser hair removal procedures have risen in popularity at spas and salons as a means of permanently eliminating unwanted body hair. This type of procedure involves using streams of light to kill a person’s hair follicles with heat. While this type of service can be beneficial when performed correctly, mishaps by poorly trained or negligent staff can cause patients to suffer serious burns. If a botched laser hair removal procedure has left you injured, a skilled Rochester personal injury lawyer from King Law can represent your interests and help you pursue compensation for your suffering.
The Dangers of Laser Hair Removal
Technicians who perform laser hair removal procedures often use an instrument known as an Intense Pulsed Light machine to destroy hair follicles with intense, repeated heat. Second and third-degree burn injuries are the most commonly suffered injury by those who receive laser hair removal treatment, causing blistering and tissue damage that can sometimes require costly skin grafts to be treated. Those with darker colored skin tones are more likely to suffer injury.
Even though these types of procedures are performed in non-medical settings, laser hair removal carries the same risks as those in a hospital or surgical center. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating these types of cosmetic procedures in an effort to determine if non-medical personnel should be permitted to continue to perform these treatments. As it stands, a person does not need any sort of medical training to legally administer these procedures.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
If you have suffered an injury from a cosmetic procedure involving a laser, you may be able to take legal action against the technician, their employer, or the owner of the spa where the treatment took place. If your injuries were caused by a defective laser, the instrument’s manufacturer can also be held liable. An attorney can review your situation and determine the most appropriate course of action.
Successful claimants may be able to recover compensation for the following:
Resulting medical treatments
Pain and suffering
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