Beauty

Woman Claims Her Finger Might Need Amputation Because of an Injury Received at Nail Salon

In today's nail salon nightmares...

By Lauren Adhav

Maria Luisa Gerardo was getting her nails done at her local salon, TJ Nails in Phoenix, Arizona, when she received a small cut on her finger. Gerardo, who's been going to the salon for more than a decade, has never had an issue before at the establishment. However, in a recent interview with local news station KGUN, said that her finger started to swell a day after this particular nail appointment.

After noticing the swelling, Gerardo went back to TJ Nails. The company offered her $100 in compensation before telling her that it would simply go away if she cleaned her hands and bought medicine. But the injury only got worse. From what began as a small cut on the side of her finger, progressed into a large open wound that went down to the bone.

As it turns out, Gerardo was admitted into the hospital to get surgery because she had a severe infection. There's even the possibility of amputation.

"I cover my face when they come in here and take [the bandage] off because I don't wanna see it," said Gerardo to KGUN. "I don't. I'm scared."

"This is the only thing I ever liked doing to myself, my nails," Gerardo told the news station. "But now, with this that happened to my hand, I never want to do this in my life." Gerardo and her family filed a complaint with the state against the nail salon, and are planning to take legal action so that no one else has to experience this horrific ordeal.