Florida Nail Salon Pays $ 1.75 Million To Woman Who Loses Leg After Pedicure
- A Tampa nail salon paid a woman $ 1.75 million after an employee cut her foot during a pedicure.
- She filed a complaint in 2020 alleging that she suffered from an infection, which resulted in an amputation.
- His lawyer told Insider that the settlement would help cover his medical bills and ongoing care.
A Florida nail salon paid $ 1.75 million to a woman who sued the company after her foot was injured during a pedicure.
The WFLA first reported on the incident, which happened at Tammy’s Nails 2 in Tampa.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Clara Shellman said that during a visit to the salon in 2018, an employee cut her foot during treatment. A resulting infection was made worse by Shellman’s severe peripheral artery disease, which reduces blood flow to the limbs.
Shellman sued the show, which is now closed, in May 2020, alleging that an employee used dirty tools and equipment that put customers at risk.
Her lawyer, Paul Fulmer, told Insider that she ultimately had a leg amputation below her knee.
“Our client had an amputation following a trip to a nail salon,” said Fulmer. “While no amount can fully compensate her for this life-changing injury, this deserved settlement will help cover the high cost of her medical bills and continuing care.”
Shellman’s amputation caused years of hardship, including the loss of his home and the ability to walk. She then became dependent on others and now lives with relatives, Fulmer said.
On December 16, she finally made a deal with the salon for the $ 1.75 million settlement. “She was stunned, shocked, crying and dizzy at the same time,” Fulmer told the Tampa Bay Times.
Shellman could not be reached by Insider for comment.
In another recent settlement, Walmart was ordered to pay $ 10 million to a woman who said she stepped on a rusty nail while shopping and lost part of her leg. Walmart said it did not believe the injuries resulted from the in-store incident.