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Customer alleges foul conditions at Oak Lawn nail salon

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 11, 2015


A Cook County woman filed suit against a nail salon claiming an unsanitary environment compromised her health during a 2013 treatment.

Giambro Ewing brought a complaint against Miss Nails Inc., of Oak Lawn, on July 7 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging negligence in an August 2013 incident.

According to the filing, the defendant owed a duty to exercise ordinary care to its customers in nail cutting, trimming, buffing, polishing, nail art and other pedicure-related services when Ewing sought its services on or about Aug. 3, 2013.

The suit states the business, located at 8830 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, was responsible for negligent acts or omissions which caused injury to the plaintiff. Ewing states the salon failed to make timely inspections of its property, premises and tools.

Claiming the implements were unclean and infected with various things, including but not limited to bacteria and viruses, the plaintiff alleges the conditions created a public health hazard.

Court documents indicate the plaintiff purportedly suffered “diverse temporary and permanent disabling injuries to her head, body, mind, limbs and nervous system” as a result of failure to keep the premises and instruments sanitary. Ewing avers hindered ability to tend to her usual activities, along with medical expenses due to infection.

Seeking damages of more than $50,000 plus attorneys’ fees and costs, she is represented by Pope & Jaburek in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2015L006901.

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