Medical Spas offer a variety of services, ranging from massages to facials to minimally invasive medical procedures. Medical spas are increasing in popularity and as such, we are seeing increased claims and concerns over proper safety practices and staff members credentials and training.
Burning and then scarring is the most common types of injuries that we see from our clients who have claims against MedSpa’s. Any procedure you undergo at a MedSpa needs to be done under the supervision of a properly credentialled physician or medical director. These physicians need to be properly trained in the procedures they are performing. Too often, we hear stories of no physician being involved at all in the treatment of the patient or no training on the procedure. This is not okay and is is one of the first ways in which we approach claims against MedSpa’s.
Examples of problems at MedSpa’s
- staff being untruthful about their certifications, credentials or experience;
- improper performance of the procedure;
- failure to obtain proper patient consent;
- use of substandard equipment;
- failure to follow safety protocols;
- not providing alternatives to certain procedures;
- not discussing risks
Compensation you can recover after an injury at a MedSpa
If you or a loved one suffers injury in a MedSpa, you may be entitled to a wide range of damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of affection or companionship
- Payment for corrective medical care
Every case against a MedSpa is different. The type and amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive depends on the extent of your injuries and the negligence of the MedSpa.
Statute of limitations
In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your procedure to file a claim. If you fail to file a claim within this period, you may be barred from recovering damages.
Contact an Atlanta MedSpa Injury accident lawyer
At the J. Stein Law Firm, we provide personalized legal care to victims of MedSpa negligence throughout the state. Call us and let us help.