Plaintiff awarded $24,557 following beauty salon treatment

Apr 3, 2023 | Publication

Beauty salon treatment negligence can happen when a beauty professional fails to provide the reasonable standard of care during a beauty treatment. This can result in harm or injury to the client, such as burns, cuts, infections, allergic reactions, or even permanent scarring.

In Jiang v BCDS International P/L t/as Serendipity Miss Beauty  NSWDC 578, the plaintiff claimed non-invasive skin treatment in a beauty salon resulted in facial skin depigmentation and dimpling. The court considered whether the outcome was the result of an inherent risk or negligence. There was a verdict for the plaintiff with damages assessed.

The plaintiff’s claim was successful in respect of informed consent and in respect of negligent treatment. The plaintiff did sign a consent form but the court ruled there was no informed consent.

The full decision can be read here: https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5da7e296e4b0c3247d712703

If you have suffered harm or injury due to beauty salon treatment negligence, it’s important to seek medical attention and document your injuries. You may also consider filing a complaint with the salon or seeking legal advice to protect your rights and recover damages.

McAuley Lawyers has accredited specialists who act in matters of this nature on a ‘no win, no fee basis’.

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