Discovery underway in infection suit against nail salon

David Yates Sep. 16, 2011, 9:13am

A notice of discovery was recently filed in a personal injury suit against an area nail salon.

As previously reported, Port Arthur resident Martina Bush filed suit against Vinh's Beauty & Nails on Jan. 24 in Jefferson County District Court, alleging a trip to the nail salon ended with an infection.

On June 29 Bush submitted her notice of discovery, filling the following documents: plaintiff's answers to defendant's interrogatories; plaintiff's response to defendant's disclosures; and plaintiff's response to defendant's request for production.

Court records show that Bush visited the Port Arthur nail salon sometime in January 2009 for a manicure.

"As a result of the treatment, Bush developed a severe infection in her right index finger," the suit states. "Vinh's failed to properly sanitize their nail tools between customers."

The suit alleges Vinh's had a duty to the public to sanitize its tools after use.

Bush is suing the company for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.

Beaumont attorney Jonathan Juhan represents her.

Attorney Richard Hatfield of the Beaumont law firm Harris, Duesler & Hatfield represents the defendant.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E189-245

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