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Fox Farley Willis & Burnette Attorneys At Law
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Knoxville Cosmetic/Nail Salon Infection Lawyer

Since we all want to look good and feel good, nail salons are very popular destinations in Knoxville. Customers have a right to expect professional treatment at such businesses, regardless of the customer’s background. Additionally, consumer protection laws ensure that these individuals get value for the money they spend. Tennessee law also guarantees these customers the right to be reasonably safe. If the store owner or other party neglects this responsibility, compensation is available.

It’s not easy to build a solid injury claim from the ground up. So, an experienced Knoxville cosmetic/nail salon infection lawyer at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, Attorneys at Law carefully identify the responsible party, collect evidence which supports your injury claim, and fight for you in court. We also put first things first. That commitment means connecting victims with doctors and helping them get through a very trying time in their lives.

Building an Injury Claim

It almost seems like there is at least one nail salon in every mini-mall in Knox County. To draw customers, these establishments use the most powerful available chemicals. Not all these chemicals are safe. Additionally, in the mad rush to turn a profit, customer safety is a secondary priority at many cosmetic and nail salons in Tennessee.

Manufacturers have a legal duty to sell safe products which have no defects that could cause injuries. There are basically two categories of injury-causing product defects. Dangerous metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants are a good example of both categories.

  • Design Defect: A human hip is a cup-and-socket joint. A MoM artificial hip has all-metal parts. When these components sub against each other, tiny metal fragments flake off and enter the bloodstream. Over time, these fragments could cause metallosis, or metal poisoning.
  • Manufacturing Defect: The cheap components many MoM hip implant manufacturers use often accelerate this process. Many of these parts come from overseas countries which have few or no consumer safety laws. As a result, these components often contain high levels of chromium, mercury, cadmium, and other dangerous heavy metals. Usually, producers are responsible for any defect that occurs anywhere in the manufacturing or shipping process.

This responsibility is usually strict liability. If a defective product caused injury, the manufacturer could be responsible for damages as a matter of law.

A different legal standard applies to nail salon owners. These companies are liable for damages if they were negligent, and that negligence, or lack of care, substantially caused injury. The injury could have been caused by failure to properly use or store a chemical. Other premises liability injuries include falls and negligent security injuries.

What to Expect in a Defective Product Claim

Our Knoxville cosmetic/nail salon infection lawyers are very familiar with mass tort claims. Since they injure so many people at about the same time, many courts consolidate defective product claims for pretrial purposes. A special master handles all discovery and other pretrial disputes. This court master also supervises settlement negotiations.

Most injury claims, including most defective product claims, settle out of court. Once a single claim settles, that usually creates momentum for additional settlements in other cases. If a claim doesn’t settle, it usually returns to its home jurisdiction for trial.

Cause is usually the biggest issue at such trials. Typically, jurors hear from expert witnesses on both sides. Jurors must then determine the truth of the matter.

Reach Out to a Diligent Knox County Lawyer

Injury victims are usually entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Knoxville cosmetic/nail salon infection lawyer, contact Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, Attorneys at Law by going online or calling 865-500-HURT. We routinely handle matters throughout the Volunteer State.

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