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Falkenrath v. Candela Corporation, 2016 UT App 76 (Apr. 14, 2016)

Apr 14, 2016

Plaintiff suffered severe burns after laser hair removal treatment. She timely brought claims against the technician operating the machine, but did not bring claims against the manufacturer until 10 months after the statute of limitations had run. The court affirmed summary judgment in favor of the manufacturer because, while plaintiff “was ignorant of the existence of her potential cause of action against [the manufacturer] until hearing from her expert, it is clear that a personal injury caused by the operation of a machine will routinely entail possible liability on the part of both the operator and the manufacturer of the machine.”