Pedicure Gone Bad Results in Lawsuit

According to The Louisiana Record, a Louisiana nail salon is being sued by a woman who claims that she received an E. Coli infection during a pedicure.

Ruby Condol filed suit against Le Solar Nails, Solar nails and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 3, 2014.

Condoll asserts she was a customer at the salon in Marrero in February when a nail technician used an unknown tool on her foot, puncturing the skin on the joint of her left big toe. The plaintiff claims the employee then placed her cut foot into a foot bath and that she later she developed a massive E. Coli infection. Condoll alleges that she has had to have two surgeries following the infection, including one to remove several deteriorating bones. In addition, the plaintiff contends she was subjected to a prolonged hospital and nursing home stay and continues to seek medical treatment due to the incident.

The defendant is accused of improperly using a sharp instrument, violating professional standards, failing to act as a reasonable person, failing to administer proper first aid and submerging the cut in the foot bath in a way that bacteria could infect it.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical treatment, physical therapy, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.