CLAIM: UNSANITARY EQUIPMENT. TOO MUCH PRESSURE.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boynton Beach man claims his foot was critically injured during an allegedly botched pedicure at Apex Nails and Spa. Apex is located at 9804 South Military Trail.
According to a lawsuit just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Wayne Schneider wanted his feet to be smooth and callous-free, but Apex used such unsanitary equipment, and such force, that at least one of Schneider’s feet was injured.
From the lawsuit: “At said time and place, Plaintiff’s pedicure procedure included, but was not limited to, trimming of cuticles, along with buffing and removing callused and/or dead skin from Plaintiff’s feet. On or about December 17, 2021, Defendant, through its employees, agents, and/or cosmetologists had a duty to ensure that the pedicure was done appropriately and that the surrounding area, basin, and tools were properly disinfected.
The pedicure was not done properly, and the surrounding area, basin, and tools were not properly disinfected. At said time and place, Defendant, through its employees, agents, and/or cosmetologists had a duty to administer the pedicure to Plaintiff in a safe fashion and to exercise reasonable care in the manner in which the pedicure was given.”
The suit additionally accuses Apex of: “Negligently failing to implement and use proper disinfection procedures for the tools and/or foot basin and/or surrounding area; Negligently using excessive force on Plaintiff’s heel and foot; Negligently excessively scraping and/or removing dead skin from Plaintiff’s foot despite prior warning about not doing so; Negligently causing rips, tears, and/or lacerations to the skin on Plaintiff’s heel and foot; Negligently failing to offer or administer any first aid.”
The suit claims that Mr. Schneider suffered “permanent bodily injury,” as well as psychological issues, as a result of the pedicure. He seeks in excess of $30,000, the statutory minimum for filing in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Schneider is represented by Ryan McCarthy of Morgan and Morgan in West Palm Beach. Read the complete lawsuit, below. Apex did not immediately file a response with Clerk of Courts.PEDICURE
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