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Injured at a Dermatology Clinic? Woman Sues for Burns

Doctors have a duty of care to patients to exercise a reasonable standard of care to protect patients from injury. When doctors fail to do this and injuries result due to their negligence, this is called medical malpractice. A Louisiana woman is suing an Atlanta-area dermatology clinic after laser hair removal gone terribly wrong. The procedure left the victim with second degree burns and permanent scarring to her face and neck, according to the lawsuit. She has accused an esthetician at A New You Skin and Body Clinic of failure to properly test the treatment and failure to ensure the laser used was compatible with African-American skin. These failures led to permanent disfigurement. Additionally, the victim claims the clinic never warned her of the possibility, however small, of permanent scarring and disfigurement. During the procedure, the victim claims that despite feeling burning, the esthetician assured her it was normal. A…
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