Personal injury lawsuit: tanning business allowed client to remain in bed 'longer than was reasonably safe'

By John Suayan | Feb 13, 2019

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GALVESTON – Claiming that she sustained “severe” burns at a tanning business almost two years ago, Galveston County resident Mickaela Wolcott has pursued legal action.

Wolcott filed a lawsuit against Malibu Etc. Corp. and SMTan, Inc. on Feb. 11 in the Galveston County 56th District Court, asserting the entities bear responsibility for the “burns over an extensive portion of her body.”

“Malibu Tan employees directed Wolcott to one of its tanning beds,” the suit says. “As maintained by Malibu Tan and provided for use to its patrons, the tanning bed was unreasonably dangerous because it had brand new lightbulbs and was inappropriate and unsafe for Wolcott. “For these reasons, the tanning bed was much more powerful, emitting more light and energy than was reasonably safe.”

Court documents further fault the defendants for leaving Wolcott in the bed “for longer than they were supposed to and longer than was reasonably safe.”

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by Matthew S. Parmet of the law firm Parmet PC in Houston.

Galveston County 56th District Court Case No. 19-CV-0217

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