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Suing a Tattoo Artist for Infection

Published in Personal Injury on May 11, 2024

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Getting a tattoo is often an exciting and emotionally fulfilling process, and it involves a lot of preparation and planning. There’s the art and the tattoo artist to consider and, of course, the shop itself. Unfortunately, even when you are meticulous with your planning, you still run the risk of an infection.

Not every infection is the fault of the shop or the artist. When your artist has acted negligently, however, you are entitled to partner with a dedicated lawyer and file a claim for damages. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers has proudly served our local community with their personal injury needs for many years now and would love to do the same for you. To see how we can best be of service for your unique case, please don’t hesitate to contact our office directly by calling (617) 391-9001 or by using our contact form.

When Can You Sue a Tattoo Artist for Infection?

When considering a lawsuit against a tattoo artist or studio for an infection, it’s essential to understand the legal grounds on which such a case can be built. You may have a viable lawsuit if the infection can be directly linked to negligence on the part of the tattoo artist or the studio’s practices. This includes scenarios where the artist failed to follow proper sterilization procedures, used contaminated ink, or did not provide appropriate aftercare instructions. Evidence of the studio’s failure to maintain a clean and safe environment, leading to your infection, strengthens your case. Furthermore, if the tattoo artist was unlicensed or the studio lacked necessary health and safety certifications, this could further substantiate your claim of negligence.

It’s also crucial to consider the severity and consequences of the infection. A lawsuit is more justifiable if the infection leads to significant health issues, such as hospitalization, long-term medical treatment, or permanent scarring or disfigurement. Documentation of medical treatments, diagnoses, and related expenses are vital components in proving your case. In legal terms, demonstrating that the artist or studio’s negligence directly resulted in your injury and subsequent damages is key. This includes proving that the infection was not a result of your own negligence in aftercare.

How a Dedicated Lawyer Can Help

A dedicated lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can provide invaluable assistance when you’re considering suing a tattoo artist for infection. Our team of experienced attorneys understands the complexities of personal injury law and has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in similar situations. We can guide you through the legal process, ensuring that you understand your rights and options at every step. Our lawyers will meticulously gather and analyze evidence, such as medical records and witness statements, to build a strong case on your behalf.

Our team can help determine the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We will aggressively negotiate with the responsible party or their insurance company to secure the maximum compensation you deserve. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court. With Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers by your side, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal complexities.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Engaging a lawyer when you’ve suffered an infection due to a tattoo artist’s negligence is one of the most effective ways to ensure you achieve the justice you deserve. The dedicated team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have committed their professional lives to assisting individuals in our community to protect their rights and secure their futures. No one should have to endure harm due to another’s carelessness. When you collaborate with us, you gain the support of attorneys like co-founding partner Peter M. Merrigan, who boasts an impressive track record and has been recognized for his exceptional legal contributions to our community.

Begin your journey towards justice today by scheduling a complimentary case evaluation and consultation through our contact form or by calling us at (617) 391-9001.

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