What to do about an injury caused by a lasor treatmnment?

UPDATED: Mar 14, 2012

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What to do about an injury caused by a lasor treatmnment?

Went to a lasor treatment service for hair removal and they promised that I would have no more hair. Treatments have stopped and I still have hair.Also the photo facial has left some skin issues which were not there before – ie I was burned. They promised to fix it until I was satisfied. They have not and I still have the pigment issues from the burn which were not there before the treatment.I spoke with my dermatologist and he said not to go back and to seek treatment somewhere else. I have paid over 10K for these services. Can I sue to get my money back considering he treatment didn’t do what they said it would do and I have permenant skin issues?

Asked on March 14, 2012 under General Practice, Illinois


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The issue becomes whether they were negligent or committed some sort of malpractice. Laser treatment is not always accurate and depending on the pre-existing or any pre-existing condition of your skin, you may have been sensitive to the treatment and it would not have been discovered until after treatment. Nevertheless, you should consult an attorney who has had experience with successfully suing laser hair removal facilities and their employees. Check with your state attorney general as well to see if there any existing complaints against this company.

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