- February 7, 2022
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by: Athina Morris, Nexstar Media Wire
TAMPA, F.L. (WFLA) — A Tampa nail salon has reached a $1.75 million settlement with a woman whose leg was amputated after she got a pedicure at the business, according to the Morgan & Morgan law firm.
Lawyers said Clara Shellman developed an infection after getting a pedicure at Tammy’s Nails 2 on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa in Sept. 2018.
Part of her leg was amputated after the infection spread from her toe to her lower leg, according to Morgan & Morgan.
The lawyers claim careless cleaning and improper sanitation of nail tools led to the infection.
“When she patronized this salon, Ms. Shellman had a reasonable expectation that the professionals working there would keep their tools clean to protect her health and safety,” Morgan & Morgan attorney Paul Fulmer, who represented Ms. Shellman, said. “While the infection the salon allegedly caused Ms. Shellman began with a small cut, it spread quickly due to her severe peripheral arterial disease. While no amount of money can truly make up for such a life-altering injury, I’m happy that this settlement will compensate her for a world of pain and suffering that wasn’t her fault.”
Nexstar’s WFLA has reached out to Morgan & Morgan for more information about this case but a statement was not available at the time of publication.
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