I think it would depend on whether or not they assumed responsibility or explained liability? Sometimes, there are "at your own risk" signs placed where you can barely see them or the writing is so little you will not pay attention to it. Also, have you seen a Doctor that let you know the nail is permanently damaged or directly caused by something the nail technician did? If the nail technician was negligent or irresponsible and it caused permanent damage to your nail, and it had nothing to do with the care that you didn't give them, you have every right to sue for the damage. Not every person is trying to get over with fake lawsuits. Some people truly need to be held liable for the shoddy work they do that causes permanent damage.
You shouldn't have to look at an ugly nail bed with no nail in it or have others think you have a nasty nail disease. I don't recollect you saying, you wanted money or a frivolous lawsuit. Maybe, you just want them to find a way to repair the damage so that it's not noticeable. I know a friend that went to a Podiatrist, that took her big toenail off due to fungal nail. He also put her on medicine to cure this. The nail never grew back. However, the side effects and warnings of this were clearly given to her when she sought treatment. She was able to go to a nail technician who has been putting a nail on and painting it. It looks so natural that I never knew her nail never grew back. Sometimes, there are risks that are indicated to you. Just make sure you know what your rights are and that the damage wasn't a risk listed. Good luck.
- Response by thelovedovefor1
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