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I now have a scar on my neck due to negligence. Am I in the rite to want to sue?

Deerfield Beach, FL |

I have been going to Body Details for hair and tattoo removal almost 5 years now. For the hair removal part of the procedure it is much like getting a hair cut. For the same reason you don't bounce around I have been with the same lady for several treatment now with 6 to 10 weeks In between visits. Just before my last visit I get a call from them saying the lady that has been doing my treatments no longer works there. 1 key point to this is that I started the treatment areas at different times. I first went for my facial hair and the front of my neck and a long time later decided to do the back of my neck. Basically the settings for the laser are very different. During my last treatment she did not look through my file and just assumed all was the same. I was left with burn marks and scar

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Negligence actions are premised on duty, breach, causation, and damages. It sounds based on what you have written that all of those elements are present and you would have cause to pursue a claim. Personal Injury actions in Florida are done on a contingency, thus you should speak with counsel to discuss your options.


See a local lawyer asap. You may have a case for negligence. You should see your doctor to assess the injury.



I have recovered from the injuries. Took about 4 weeks and I took pictures. I am now left with a scar on the back of my neck the size of half a quarter where she zapped me twice in the same area. Several small marks also.

Robert Bruce Kopelson

Robert Bruce Kopelson


Consult with a plastic surgeon to see if anything can be done, and the cost. Then see a local atty.


If you sustained burns at this salon/spa, you would want to retain a personal injury lawyer in your city or state to get you compensation. Good luck to you.

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J. Garry Rooney
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Vero Beach, FL 32960
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I agree with the other attorneys that have answered your question but I am not familiar with "Body Details" and would point out that this procedure may qualify as a medical procedure in which case you would need to comply with Florida's laws regarding medical negligence. As for whether you are right to want to sue, that of course is a personal decision. However, the American justice system is the place where these types of disputes are supposed to be resolved. You should never be embarassd or shy about standing up for your Rights especially when you have been permanently and painfully injured due the negligence of someone that charged you as an expert to perform a service and then carelessly neglected to ensure that it was performed correctly.

Bruce Silver
Silver & Silver, P.A.
6100 Glades Road, Suite 201
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Telephone: (561) 488-3344


You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page.

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