Personal Injury

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for Day Spa Injuries or Disfigurement?

December 20, 2012

If you suffer a serious, disfiguring, or disabling injury at a day spa, medical spa, or beauty salon, that business may be held liable in a personal injury claim. For instance, although the injectable treatment Botox is generally considered safe when used appropriately, there have been reports of counterfeit products making their way into medical spas. In such an instance, the injured party may be able to file a claim.

Examples of Day Spa Negligence

A day spa can be held accountable for an injury if:

  • it performs the wrong treatment or performs that treatment improperly;
  • uses the wrong equipment, tools, or other materials;
  • fails to clean/sanitize tools, equipment, or the environment; or
  • neglects to train its employees.

Spa negligence can lead to:

  • skin and blood infections;
  • severe chemical burns;
  • overdoses;
  • lacerations;
  • permanent scarring; and
  • death.

If you suffered injuries at a spa or salon while undergoing skin treatments, such as Botox, attorney Chris Mellino invites you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have.

Tips to Help Prevent Injury at a Day Spa

Some tips for selecting the right spa and preventing injuries include:

  • Make sure there is on-site medical care.
  • Ask for credentials and references. Inquire about the spa’s certification and licensing, and look into the training of its staff members. Additionally, ask for references and past clients who can vouch for its services. Don’t rely on online reviews because these are easily faked by employees and friends of employees.
  • Don’t make a decision based on price. Be wary of any salon that offers you a hefty discount or one that charges way below the price of other providers. This could be a red flag that indicates sub-par services.

Why Should I Trust Chris Mellino to Handle My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

First, Mellino Law Firm does not advertise. Attorneys and satisfied clients send us the majority of our cases. Others find us online.

Second, Chris and Tom are respected throughout northeast Ohio for their ability to dig below the surface and make sure no fact is overlooked. In fact, Chris has been involved in several landmark cases, including Moskovitz v. Mt. Sinai Medical Center (1994) and Watkins_v._Cleveland_Clinic_Foundation (1998). In the latter, he and his previous partner were awarded the largest verdict in the state that year.

Third, personal injury claims are labor intensive, so we’re selective about the cases we accept. Whereas some firms take every case that walks in the door and settle it for the first amount the defendant offers in order to fund their next commercial, we only pursue compensation for patients who’ve suffered a severe injury or death. This allows us to give each claim the unique attention it deserves.

Last but not least, since 2010, Mellino Law Firm is the only personal injury firm in Cleveland to be accepted into Primerus, which screens potential members by speaking to judges, other lawyers, bar associations, clients, and insurance carriers about a firm’s integrity, work product, fee structure, education, civility, and community service.

If you have questions about a claim against a day spa or whether you still have time to file a claim in Ohio, Chris Mellino invites you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation.