Buffalo Hair Salon Chemical Burn Accidents
Jed Dietrich, Esq. Takes Aggressive Legal Action to Secure the Best Result Possible for Victims of Hair Salon Chemical Burn Injuries in Buffalo, New York and Beyond.
A trip to the hair salon ought to be a nice and relaxing experience that leaves you feeling better than you did when you walked in. Unfortunately, much of this is contingent on your stylist following proper protocols as several popular hair styling procedures, such as dyeing and bleaching, entail the application of chemicals that are extremely toxic to the scalp. Chemicals like calcium hydroxide, formaldehyde, and lye can trigger grave burns when handled or applied inappropriately. For instance, a 12-year-old girl suffered severe chemical burns after going to a hair salon for professional hair bleaching. Roughly 20-30 minutes after the hairstylist applied the beach and color mixture, a sharp stinging pain spread throughout the victim's head. Soon after, her scalp was plagued with necrosis which later fell off along with her hair. This left a huge oval-shaped ulcer scar and a bald patch on the victim's head. Unfortunately, even after plastic surgery and multiple skin grafts, the young woman is forced to wear a hair extension just to conceal her baldness.
Thousands of victims suffer severe chemical burns at salons throughout the country every year. The main reason for these tragic burns is negligence, and many could have been easily avoided if hairdressers had simply followed standard guidelines. A hairdresser should always perform a hair strand test before applying a product all over a client's head. Sadly, some stylists carelessly neglect to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Others even admit to using high concentrations of H2O2 and other compounds to speed up the bleaching process. When mixed with caustic chemicals, like persulphates and hydrogen peroxide, severe reactions can irritate the scalp and cause deep burns. Brutal chemical burns typically require lengthy hospitalization, plastic surgery, and agonizing skin grafting procedures. In addition to the tremendous bodily pain and suffering, these types of incidents often cause severe mental trauma. When a hairstylist injures a client, both the hairdresser and salon may be held liable. If you have suffered chemical burns during a routine hair treatment, it is critical to contact a top rated personal injury attorney.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. knows exactly what it takes to win chemical burn injury cases. With your appearance and emotional well-being riding on the success of your claim, it is crucial to have Western New York's top rated personal injury attorney in your corner. Our elite Buffalo personal injury lawyers are here to discuss your chemical burns in more detail. The Dietrich Legal Team's leading attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by dialing 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.
Hairdressers often apply various chemicals that can seriously harm clients when they are used improperly. It is not unusual for transient redness and slight irritation to appear after the application of hair dyes or bleaching chemicals. While the symptoms generally disappear within a few hours or days, when applied improperly or left on too long, these toxic compounds can penetrate the upper layer of the skin and then seep into the delicate underlying layers of the skin. Common hair salon chemical injuries include:
- Second-degree chemical burns to the head, neck, and scalp;
- Severe blistering;
- Infection, odors, and pus;
- A significant decrease in the number of hair follicles;
- Dense dermal fibrosis;
- Lesions throughout the scalp;
- Severe pain and suffering;
- Loss of feeling around the damaged area;
- Posttraumatic migraines;
- Lasting baldness, patching, and cicatricial alopecia;
- Permanent scarring to the victim's head and scalp;
- Life-altering disfigurement;
- Overwhelming self-esteem issues, humiliation, shame; and
- Depression and psychological trauma due to hair loss and scarring.
DID YOU, OR A FAMILY MEMBER, SUFFER BRUTAL CHEMICAL BURNS AT A HAIR SALON IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CONTACT JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS AMAZING TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK, HAIR SALON CHEMICAL BURN INJURY LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Clients can easily suffer chemical burns when negligent salon owners or hairstylists fail to use proper care. As licensed professionals, hairstylists should be adequately trained and always know the risks of the products they use. If an unsafe application of hair coloring, bleach, straightening products, or relaxing compounds causes your scalp injury, the salon can be held responsible. For example, Brazilian Blowouts can leave dreadful burns if performed improperly. These injuries can massively impact a victim's self-confidence, overall well-being, and enjoyment in life.
Just imagine having the strain and anxiety associated with bald patches and scars on your head. No victim should be forced to struggle with life-long disfigurement or worse because of someone else's negligence. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s battle-tested attorneys will force the hair salon to take your claim seriously. Our attorneys have the proficiency and talent to win your case. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s seasoned attorneys will take all necessary actions so that you can concentrate on what matters most—healing. Call our team of Buffalo hair salon chemical burn injury attorneys at 716-839-3939 or by completing our online consultation form.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!