If you are the victim of an injury sustained due to the reckless or careless actions of a beauty salon, salon technician, or hairstylist, you may need to consider getting help to regain what you’ve lost as a result of your injury. Maybe it’s permanent hair loss. Or, unsightly scarring to your scalp or another part of the body. Or, perhaps you received a chemical burn from an improperly used or defective product.
If you have suffered injuries due to the negligence, you might need to consider filing a personal injury claim to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and any potential restorative treatments such as hair replacement or cosmetic surgical intervention. Some of the most commonly reported salon injuries include:
- Chemical burns from hair dyes, curling or straightening chemicals, facial peels, etc.
- Scalp injuries
- Hair Loss
- Cuts and abrasions
- Bacterial or viral infections
- Manicure injuries
- Pedicure injuries
- Skin treatment burns, for example from a laser
- Wax burns
- Burns from hot hair appliances that are dropped or used incorrectly
- Staph infection
Negligence in these establishments may also lead to injuries suffered in a slip and fall accidents.
If you think that receiving a small cut or burn from a salon is mostly harmless, you may be right, in some instances. However, if you were cut by an improperly cleaned or sanitized tool and later developed an infection, or if you were burned and sustained hair loss or scarring from a defective or wrongfully used product, you may have a legitimate injury claim against the salon.
Hair Loss and Hair Replacement for Injuries
One of the leading ways to restore lost hair from salon injuries is through hair transplantation surgery as a hair transplant surgeon, like Dr. Robin Unger, can explain to you. You usually have the procedure in a hair treatment doctor’s office. Your doctor will choose a method for the transplant. A popular method of donor harvest, also called strip harvest technique, is usually employed by the majority of hair restoration surgeons, for most of their patients.
Strip harvest technique is a modern innovation in hair transplant surgery that allows hair restoration physicians to transfer vast numbers of grafts from the densest region of a previously chosen safe donor area. The safe donor region is an area containing hair follicles which usually remains throughout a patient’s lifetime. When transplanted to the new location, the hair follicles continue to grow as long as they normally would have done in their original location. This method ensures that surgical scars produced during the harvest should remain hidden within a hair-bearing region. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact a hair treatment doctor in your local area.
Lastly, people who suffer severe injuries and infections at beauty salons do have legal rights. If you have experienced hair loss or other damage from a negligent salon, you will likely want to contact a personal injury lawyer. Many times, your attorney and your hair restoration doctor can work together to prove the need for hair replacement resulting from your injuries. Your hair restoration doctor can provide the necessary documentation as a medical professional to use as evidence in your personal injury case.