Elderly Woman Didn’t Want a Tattoo


ALBUQUERQUE (CN) – A 76-year-old woman who thought her home health care aide was offering to apply makeup ended up with unwanted tattoos on her face, she claims in court.
     Mary Hernandez sued Aid Home Health Care Services and Ada Chavez, in Bernalillo County Court.
     Hernandez, who has multiple health issues, claims that on Aug. 23, 2012, Chavez told her “that she was going to make her ‘very pretty.'” Hernandez says she thought Chavez “was going to tweeze her eyebrows and apply makeup.”
     But no – Chavez tattooed her eyebrows, Hernandez says, “causing permanent disfigurement.”
     Hernandez claims that she “begged defendant Chavez to stop and [said] that she was experiencing severe pain, but defendant Chavez did not stop.”
     Hernandez says she suffered disfigurement, pain and swelling, and was forced to undergo HIV/AIDS testing.
     She seeks damages for negligence, negligent hiring, personal injuries and pain and suffering.
     She is represented by Roger Smith, with Revo/Smith, of Albuquerque.

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