'Uh-oh': man takes medical spa to court over laser hair removal burns

By John Suayan | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – A local man’s trip to a medical spa resulted in him suffering laser burns, a state district lawsuit asserts.

Phillip Durbin’s suit, which was filed on Feb. 1, states that an employee of Nita Med Spa misused a newer machine on the plaintiff as he underwent laser hair removal on his legs and the trunk of his body.

Durbin recalls hearing the worker say, “Uh-oh” following the treatment in question.

“Not long thereafter, the plaintiff was covered with red swollen and angry looking spots in all of the areas that were treated with the laser,” the original petition says. “He was in severe pain.”

According to the suit, the complainant’s injuries prevent him from being exposed to sunlight for any period of time.

The machine’s manufacturer, Quanta Aesthetic Lasers USA, LLC, is listed as a co-defendant.

Consequently, Durbin seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by the Ivey Law Firm, P.C. in Houston.

Harris County 234th District Court Case No. 2019-08409

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