GRETNA – A local nail salon is being sued by a woman who claims that she received an E. Coli infection during a pedicure.

Ruby Condoll, and husband Edwin, filed suit against Le Solar Nails, Solar nails and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 3.

Condoll asserts she was a customer at the Solar Nails located at 2201 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero in February when a nail technician used an unknown tool on her foot puncturing the skin on the joint of her left big toe. The plaintiff claims the employee proceeded to place her cut foot into a foot bath and that later she developed a massive E. Coli infection. Condoll alleges that she has had to have two surgeries following the infection, including one to remove several deteriorating bones. In addition, the plaintiff contends she was subjected to a prolonged stay in a hospital and nursing home and continues to seek medical treatment due to the incident.

The defendant is accused of improperly using a sharp instrument, submerging the cut foot in a bath after it was cut, violating professional standards, failing to act as a reasonable person, failing to administer proper first aid and submerging the cut in the foot bath in a way that bacteria could travel.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical treatment, physical therapy, pain and suffering, mental anguish and having to use a walker.

Condoll is represented by attorney Timothy P. Farrell of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Scott U. Schlegel.

Case no. 741-943.  

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