Q: Can I sue medical esthetician?
Yes, you can sue medical esthetician in Atlanta if you suffered injury or illness because of an action or inaction by the professional. Medical malpractice claims can come from any professional who claims to be licensed to perform services on your body or mind. Cosmetic surgery complications are real and estheticians in Atlanta have a responsibility to perform the treatment offered, similar to any other healthcare professional.
A medical esthetician can be sued for the following reasons and more.
- Failure to clean and disinfect instruments
- Failure to properly perform a procedure
- Mishandling chemicals
- Failure to maintain equipment
Process of Suing a Medical Esthetician
To sue a medical esthetician, you will need evidence that you received treatment from that person and documentation of the treatment received. Your prior medical records can come in handy to show that you did not have any prior injuries before the esthetician treated you.
The esthetician will likely be asked to provide his or her license for performing the treatment you requested. Failure to provide certification or to license in their procedure could be used as evidence of negligence and willful endangerment on the behalf of the medical esthetician.
When you are seeking treatment from a medical esthetician make sure she or he is fully licensed and certified to perform the services you request. Check that the office is clean, and all tools used come from new packages or sterilization devices. Also, check out their reviews on professional review sites like Google and Yelp to see if there are complaints about service or professionalism.
Hold an Esthetician Responsible for His or Her Actions
Even though we think of esthetician treatments as an optional, cosmetic procedure, this does not mean that you ‘asked’ for it and did not deserve to be compensated when a professional does not deliver on the service offered. If you were injured during a visit to a medical esthetician, you would have a right to pursue a lawsuit. The Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, P.C. offers free consultations to review your case and determine your best course of action. Call us today at 404-474-0804 to discuss your legal options.