Christopher's Story: £7,500 damages awarded for burns suffered during laser tattoo removal at SK!N
Our client Christopher received £7,500 damages after suffering burns to his arm during laser tattoo removal. The procedure was being performed by a private health care provider called SK!N based within James Cook University Hospital.
Christopher contacted our team after suffering burns to his arm during removal of an arm sleeve tattoo. Whilst a skin patch test had been performed prior to the laser treatment starting, he found that after four treatment sessions he was suffering with blistering and bleeding. Despite showing these signs of problems, at his fifth treatment session, the laser frequency was increased causing him to suffer significant burning to his arm.
Christopher’s medical records were requested, and on this request an early offer of settlement was made. Christopher was fully advised on the offer and he decided to accept it.
Any claim for compensation will need to take into account pain, suffering and loss of amenity together with any past and future financial loss and expense including earnings, rehabilitation and treatment costs, nursing care, disability equipment and the cost of adaptations to meet the injured person’s housing requirements.