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Taking Legal Action after a Nail Infection


Getting a nail infection from a salon is not uncommon. A nail infection can be very painful and can cause damage to your nail bed, making it difficult to grow back healthy nails. If you have suffered a nail infection from a salon, you might be considering suing them for damages. Here are some important things to keep in mind if you decide to pursue legal action.

Firstly, it is important to understand the causes of nail infections. Nail infections can be caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses. The most common cause of a nail infection is a fungal infection, which can occur when the nail is exposed to a moist and warm environment. This can happen when the salon doesn’t sterilize their equipment properly, or if the equipment is reused on multiple clients without being properly cleaned. Other causes of nail infections can include injury to the nail, weak immune system, or certain medical conditions.

If you have suffered a nail infection from a salon, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. A doctor can diagnose the type of infection you have and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Depending on the severity of the infection, treatment can range from topical creams to oral medication.

Once you have received treatment, you should consider taking legal action against the salon. To do so, you will need to gather evidence to prove that the salon was responsible for your infection. This can include medical records and photographs of your infected nail. 

It is important to note that suing a salon for a nail infection can be a lengthy process. You will need to hire a lawyer to represent you. Additionally, the salon may choose to fight the lawsuit, which can prolong the process even further.However, if you do decide to pursue legal action, it is important to remain patient and persistent. It may take several months or even years to reach a settlement or verdict in your case. Nonetheless, if you have suffered significant damages as a result of the infection, such as lost wages or medical bills, a successful lawsuit can help you recover those losses.

In conclusion, if you have suffered a nail infection from a salon, it is important to seek medical attention and consider your legal options. While suing a salon can be a long and difficult process, it can help you recover damages and hold the salon accountable for their negligence. Remember to gather evidence, be patient, and work with a qualified lawyer to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. 

If you believe your nail was infected due to the negligence of a nail salon, please call our office at 617-338-7400 to speak to our dedicated new client specialist, where a free consultation can help determine the best outcome for your case.

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