Cosmetic surgeries have gained tremendous popularity during the last couple of decades, including procedures that require the use of a laser. Medical centers are expected to maintain a safe environment and to complete the procedures in the safest manner possible. However, some centers are more interested in getting as many clients in as quickly as possible. This situation can lead to the center’s technicians acting in a rushed and negligent manner which may result in a patient getting injured. If you were injured while getting a laser procedure, contact a Wyoming personal injury lawyer to assist you with your claim.
More than 1.3 million laser hair removal procedures were completed in America in 2005. With more procedures being completed, more claims have followed suit. Many procedures are completed by technicians that have no medical training. However, the process of laser hair removal is quite complex. A laser is used to heat the follicles that are present beneath the epidermis. An Intense Pulsed Light may be used to help with the procedure. This device creates heat quickly, which may cause it to burn the patient’s skin.
Laser hair removal can result in a variety of injuries to patients, including second degree burns, third degree burns, discoloration of the skin and scarring. Physicians have had to treat patients after they complete the procedure because the lasers were used improperly, chemical peels led to scarring and hyperpigmentation resulted. Some patients had skin cancer, but it was not detected as early as possible because the laser hair removal process removed tissue that would have provided evidence to a physician if it had not been removed.
A Wyoming personal injury lawyer knows that multiple parties could have acted in a negligent manner that resulted in the patient’s injuries. Liable parties may include the technician who completed the procedure, his employer, a supervising physician, the owner of the center or the manufacturer of the laser machine if the machine was defective or included improper warnings. Your lawyer will help you recover damages from these parties, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and anticipated future medical expenses.
Your lawyer will recommend that you complete certain steps if you have sustained an injury of this nature. Document your injuries by photographing your injuries and keeping track of your medical records. Continue to photograph your injuries as they develop. Write down your specific recollection of the experience and any problems that occurred during the procedure, such as any pain that you experienced. Be aware that the center may offer you follow-up treatments to try to delay you from making a claim. A strict statute of limitations is often associated with personal injury claims. Contact a Wyoming personal injury lawyer to get started on establishing your claim today.