A woman from West Virginia is suing Living Well Medical Center PLLC after receiving laser treatment and chemical peels on her neck. According to the victim, the cosmetologist and employee of the facility that provided the treatments was on the phone with an instructor during the procedure to verify the correct method. Not only did the employee need additional verbal instruction during the treatment, but she also took photographs for further guidance. Unfortunately for the patient, it appears the procedure was still completed incorrectly.

The patient states the treatments led to severe blistering, burns, scarring, pain and other injuries on her neck. As a result, she is suing to recoup damages for her pain, suffering, emotional distress and embarrassment.

What do I do if I am injured? The basics of a personal injury lawsuit.

Personal injury suits like the one outlined above are designed to help make a victim whole after he or she is injured. These lawsuits hold the people or businesses responsible for the injury accountable for their actions.

If injured, the first step is to seek medical attention if needed. Go to the hospital, see a doctor and take whatever steps are necessary to treat the injury first. After this is completed begin collecting evidence to establish who is responsible for the injury.

In the above case, it would be wise for the woman to take pictures of her neck and other injuries as well as gather receipts from the procedures she received at the wellness center. In addition to these receipts, she should compile receipts from any additional medical treatment she sought for her injuries. If, for example, she went to the emergency department to help treat her burns she should include these bills. The victim should also make a list of the names of the people who provided the care that led to the injuries and any witnesses that may have been present during the treatments.

Statute of limitations may apply. Seek legal advice.

It is important to keep in mind that there is a time limit tied to personal injury lawsuits. This time limit, referred to in the legal community as the statute of limitations, can lapse. If the time limit lapses, the victim can no longer seek compensation.

Those who are injured in an accident may be eligible to receive compensation to cover the cost of medical and rehabilitative expenses as well as lost wages and potential pain and suffering. If you are injured, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your case and better ensure your rights are protected.