March 19, 2018

I was watching “The People’s Court” recently when a case with almost the same set of facts I had recently was on trial. This lady had a hair weave done by a licensed cosmetologist and it was done in a negligent manner which lead to a condition called “Traction Alopecia.” Alopecia means hair loss and the traction refers to the mechanism that causes the hair loss and eventual scalp damage. In most cases, like each of these, the hair loss is permanent.

As the testimony from the litigants unfolded the similarities were striking. Each had immediate complaints of severe headaches, increased pain with certain head motion, the cosmetologist telling her it will relax and the customer finally removing the weave to find bald spots. In the case I worked on my client had treatment at the Emergency Room and then follow up care with her doctors which included two surgeries to try to make the bald area smaller. Those surgeries were only slightly successful. We filed a lawsuit against the salon seeking reasonable payment for pain, suffering and the damage to her hair and scalp.

The litigant on television returned to her cosmetologist and was advised to just relax, not worry about it and she accepted a wig in exchange for dropping the entire matter. When she accepted the wig she didn’t know the damage and hair loss was likely permanent. She likely could and should have been compensated for her loss, however since she accepted an entry level wig to hide the damage she had already been compensated for her damages and the law considers this to be her compensation. There is likely nothing more that can be done. The television litigant is on her own for further expenses resulting from the negligent hair weave because she didn’t seek the opinion of an experienced lawyer. How can we help?

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit We Can Help!






Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012




Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.




Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.




On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.


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