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Monday, October 21, 2019

Woman claims cut on thumb from manicure at Town Center salon caused MRSA infection

State Court

By Marian Johns | Aug 23, 2019

CHARLESTON – A Charleston woman alleges she contracted an infection in her thumb after getting a manicure at a Charleston Town Center Mall nail salon and needed several medical procedures to treat it.

According to the filing in Kanawha Circuit Court, Patrice Hugle filed a civil action against Tran Nguyen LLC, doing business as Adore Nails Salon, alleging negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and unlawful sales practices in violation of West Virginia Consumer Protection Statutes. 

Hugle alleges she visited Adore Nails in April for an eyebrow wax and manicure. According to the suit, while getting her manicure, Hugle alleges her right thumb was cut by the nail technician and developed a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection a few days later. The suit states Hugle received surgical incisions and underwent procedures to drain the abscess that had formed on her thumb. 

According to the court filing, Hugle, who is employed by McDonald's, missed one month of work due the risk of spreading MRSA bacteria. 

Hugle is seeking compensatory damages, attorney fees and costs. She is represented by Michael Cary of the Cary Law Office PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-c-698

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