SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — A woman is suing a Santa Clarita nail salon claiming a botched pedicure gave her an infection, causing her to eventually lose a toe.
Sonia Algara filed the lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Dynasty Nails.
The plaintiff said she went to the salon on Bouquet Canyon Road for a pedicure on March 15, 2015.
An employee used a pair of scissors to cut in between the plaintiff’s fourth and fifth toe on her left foot, according to the suit.
“The incision caused severe pain and infection and eventually led to the pinky toe needing to be amputated” within a week, the lawsuit stated.
“She has some pain. They stopped right there. She then goes to the hospital, finds out that there’s an infection,” said the plaintiff’s attorney Daniel Rafii.
He said his client is diabetic and had warned the salon that she carries a greater risk of infection.
The lawyer said Algara visited a nearby hospital that same day. But a week later, doctors had no choice but to remove her toe.
Algara said the disfigurement has affected her balance, ability to wear certain shoes and left her unable to walk up stairs.
She is seeking unspecified damages for her medical expenses, mental anguish and emotional distress.
Dynasy Nails has many positive reviews on Yelp. CBS2/KCAL9’s Rebecca Ferriter tried to contact salon owner for comment but has not heard back.