Can You Sue a Beauty Salon or Artist for a Botched Microblading Procedure?
Microblading is the latest hot trend in the beauty industry. While this tattoo-based eyebrow treatment procedure is called “microblading,” it does not involve the use of blades.
Millions of women have jumped on the beauty trend in recent years. One of the benefits of microblading is that it gives you a permanent and flawless look that lasts much longer than plucking or waxing your brows.
A microblading procedure can go wrong
The downside is that it can be painful because the procedure involves the use of tiny, fine-point needles. Because microblading involves breaking into the skin, the procedure could go wrong for many reasons.
As a result of a botched microblading procedure, the client could end up suffering injuries, permanent disfigurement, burns, or facial scarring. If you were injured during a microblading procedure, consult with a Miami personal injury attorney to determine whether you can sue the beauty salon or the artist/technician who performed the procedure.
Causes and consequences of botched microblading procedures
Microblading can go wrong when the artist or technician performing it is not properly trained, licensed, or qualified to perform the procedure.
Other times, microblading injuries occur when the artist uses faulty equipment. If the tools used for microblading are defective – and were not misused by the esthetician – the injured client could have grounds to pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the defective equipment.
Many botched microblading procedures are the result of negligence on the part of the microblading artist. Consequences of a microblading procedure gone wrong include:
- Infection as a result of inadequate sanitation practices
- Allergic reaction as a result of using certain pigments
- Scarring when inks are injected into the skin or when the artist removes the pigments
Can you sue a beauty salon or microblading artist for your injury or scarring?
If you suffered injuries or scarring due to microblading, you could seek compensation for your damages by bringing a claim against the beauty salon or the artist or technician who performed the procedure. If the microblading device or any other equipment used during the procedure was defective, you might be able to sue the manufacturer.
You must establish the following four elements of your claim to seek compensation for your injuries or scarring caused by a botched microblading procedure:
- The salon or technician owed you a duty of care;
- The duty of care was breached due to negligent conduct;
- You suffered injuries or harm as a result of that breach; and
- In addition to your injury or scarring, you suffered damages such as pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, and others.
Contact our attorneys if you were injured during a microblading procedure
If you visited a beauty salon to get your eyebrows done using microblading but suffered permanent injuries, scarring, or disfigurement, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Miami to determine the validity of your claim.
Our Miami personal injury attorneys at Pita Weber Del Prado will review your unique cause to determine whether you can bring a claim against the beauty salon or the microblading artist who performed the procedure. Call at 305-670-2889 to get a free consultation.