Laser treatment accident results in compensation for neck burns.

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Laser treatment accident results in compensation for neck burns.

Personal injury lawyer discusses laser treatments and compensation for burn injuries.

There are all sorts of laser treatment therapies on the market these days.  It’s important that one does complete research before seeking out such treatments. The reality is that laser treatments can also result in very serious accidents. The product or machine can fail, and technicians may not be well trained. Lawsuits relating to injury from laser surgery are on the rise, and physicians have been held liable even if they were not personally operating the machinery or performing the procedures.

Health Canada watches over the sale, importation and labelling of laser machines that are used for various treatments such as hair removal and the province of Ontario directs the local public health units to maintain a standard for the equipment such as sanitary conditions. Sadly there isn’t a body that regulates the actual use of the laser machines that emit high-intensity light and can cause severe and permanent injuries.  Yet, these machines can be found all over Ontario and Canada in physician’s offices, medical clinics, hair salons and spas.

Accident Scenario:

Our Ottawa injury team was contacted by a 43-year-old woman from Cornwall. One day she was receiving laser skin tightening treatment. Like many, she figured there would be no harm in seeking a skin-tightening treatment. In fact, it would bring her positive results.   She was wrong. Unfortunately following the treatment she sustained second-degree burns to her neck which required immediate medical treatment. Our injury lawyers worked closely with “CC” to ensure she received maximum compensation for her burn injuries.

Injuries Resulting From Accident:

Our client suffered second-degree burn injuries to her neck area from a laser treatment accident. Burns can cause extensive and devastating injuries and Facial burns or neck burns can vary from relatively minor injuries to severe debilitating injuries. Thankfully in our client’s case, her burns were second degree and not all layers of the skin were destroyed.

Compensation for Injury:

Our lawyers set out to help our client and negotiated on her behalf. Eventually, we were able to persuade and present our facts to the insurance company and we settled CC’s case at a private settlement conference without having to go through prolonged litigation proceedings.  The result was our client received the compensation she needed and deserved.

If you have been injured as a result of laser treatment, it’s important you know your rights.  Contact an experienced lawyer who knows about burn injuries and laser treatments and find out what options are available to you.

*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

About the Author

David Hollingsworth has been a personal injury lawyer in Ottawa since 1999. David dedicates himself to helping people who have been injured in an accident, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, LTD claims, Accident Benefits claims and more. David and his team work closely with their clients and their families and help rebuild lives, following a traumatic accident. To learn more about David Hollingsworth, view his full profile.