HOUSTON – A Harris County woman says a trip to the nail salon last June resulted in her suffering an infection.
In a lawsuit filed on Aug. 3 in the Harris County 55th District Court, Karen Matthews pins the injury on Pink Nails, Inc., doing business as Pink Nails.
Recent court papers show that Matthews intended to get a manicure at the defendant’s business.
“Almost immediately after the procedure, the plaintiff’s injured hand manifested a serious infection at the injury site,” the suit says.
The complaint further explains that Matthews required surgery to partially remove a portion of the finger on the infected hand in order to prevent amputation.
Pink Nails is faulted for:
- Unhygienic procedures;
- Failing to take preventative action;
- Failing to warn of an impending injury;
- Unhygienic and/or inadequate equipment;
- Failing to hire qualified technicians
Consequently, the complainant seeks at least $50,000 in damages.
She is represented by attorney D. John Leger of the law firm Leger & Burke in Houston.
Harris County 55th District Court Case No. 2017-51639