Laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular for permanently eliminating unwanted hair, often on the chin, eyebrows, and upper lip areas. A victim of a severe laser hair removal burn is left with a painful physical injury, a lengthy healing process, medical bills, and the difficulties of dealing with insurance companies, possible impairment of ability to engage in some regular activities, and possible income loss.
Our California injury lawyers will help you locate a doctor who will work with you through the healing process, even if you do not have health insurance. And, we will help you through the legal pursuit of the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.
If you or a loved one has been suffered a skin burn after laser hair removal, contact Johnson Attorneys Group in California to discuss your laser hair removal burn case with a legal professional. Ask for your free case evaluation.
How Does a Laser Hair Removal Burn Occur?
The laser hair removal process utilizes heat, generated by streams of invisible laser light, to destroy the hair follicle. When the procedure is performed properly, it provides a beneficial result. But, in an increasing number of incidents, the process does not go as planned.
Consequently, throughout the United States, lawsuits arising from laser hair removal injuries are filed on behalf of victims severely injured due to negligence and errors by practitioners who perform the treatment. Harvard research (2013) found that the largest number of laser hair removal lawsuits were filed in California, followed by Texas and New York, during years studied.
What is a Laser Hair Removal Burn Like?
Severe burns on the upper lip, eyebrow, hairline, neck, ear area, chin, chest, shoulder, back, leg, hand, foot, or other areas of the body can result from negligence or errors by practitioners of laser hair removal. This is perhaps the most common laser hair removal injury. Depending upon the degree of burns, deep scarring may result in some cases, which may lead to emotional trauma and depression.
What Should You Do if You Have a Laser Hair Removal Burn Injury?
If you have suffered a skin burn after laser hair removal, you must take action to hold the guilty party or parties accountable. You need a California personal injury lawyer to guide you through the legal process of a laser hair removal burn lawsuit. You need to act quickly so that your claim can be filed with the civil court before the statute of limitations expires.
California Laser Hair Removal Burn Laws
Various parties may be found liable in the California civil court in a case of a victim who has suffered laser hair removal burns as a consequence of carelessness or negligence. There are several forms of negligence, including:
- Duty — California Civil Code § 1714(a) stipulates that people have a duty to any person who may be endangered by her/his actions.
- Breach — A person injured must also sufficiently show that the defendant committed a breach of his/her duty. The court considers the defendant’s actions in making a judgment.
- Causation — The plaintiff in a personal injury case also must prove that the breach of duty did cause the injury and that the injury would not have happened if the defendant had not done the action(s) in question. Or, in particular cases, the plaintiff must sufficiently show that, in a reasonable person’s view, the incident contributed significantly to the plaintiff’s suffering.
Other types of personal injury cases that the California civil court allows are cases involving product liability or mechanical failure.
What Kind of Compensation is Possible for Laser Hair Removal Burn Victims?
If you are injured during laser hair removal treatment, due to negligence or errors of another person, you should be aware that California law permits people who sustain personal injuries under such circumstances to seek compensation. Your compensation may include:
- Medical treatment — including hospital visits
- Doctor’s treatment — in the doctor’s office or in the hospital
- Pain and suffering — compensation for physical or/and mental pain and suffering due to an injury caused by another person
- Lost wages and lost future earnings — If you cannot work, as a result of your injury, the California civil court may determine that you are entitled to compensation for the money you would have earned and for projected future earnings.
- Punitive Damages — compensation for the purpose of punishing the guilty party, if applicable
What Can a California Personal Injury Lawyer Do to Help?
If you have sustained laser hair removal burns in California, your legal rights under state law provide you with a course of legal action set for people hurt due to negligence or carelessness of others in any situation—including in instances of botched salon or spa procedures. It’s important to be aware that insurance companies employ large teams of investigators and experts, among other professionals to protect them against losses. Having a strong advocate standing with you, and a skilled, aggressive negotiator, will help to ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation that the law allows for your California laser hair removal burn injury. You will need a knowledgeable and effective laser hair removal burn lawyer in California to properly protect your interests in the civil court.
An Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get the Maximum Recovery For Your Laser Hair Removal Burn Injury
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We take all the time needed with each of our clients, to make sure that you fully understand the California legal process. And, we lead every client through the difficult process of recovery.
Our California personal injury lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in just the past year alone. Johnson Attorneys Group clients do not pay any legal fees unless we successfully settle the cases or win in court. Contact us today for a free case review.