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LEGAL Q&A Legit lawsuit? Roger Cossack nd fireta VnSusttrei are lawyers ami hosts of CNN's Bunfen of Proof (12:30 p.m.ETweeta%). Ssnd Questions to? " J "Legal Q&A," 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22229 (fax: 703-276-5518; e-mail: advice@usaweekmd^oi)., Include your name, address and daytime phone'number. Q: White I was on vacation, my $3,500 engagement ring was stolen from my hotel room. Two weeks later, detectives told me that the ring had been retrieved and that a maM with a criminal record had confessed to the theft Can I sue? Mtehete Romeo Brooklyn, N.Y. Yes. Will you win anything? Probably not. The problem is showing the court you suffered damages. Yes, you lost use of the ring for a few weeks, and yes, you most likely had great anxiety until the ring was found. But how do you translate that into dollars? The hotel should check out its employees before allowing them to enter guests' rooms. But because you were fortunate enough to get the ring back, you suffered no actual damages. Q: Recently I had an appointment for a body wave but was given a very curly perm. That night, my scalp blistered, and now my hair is falling out What recourse do I have? Doris Shade, Louisville First you need to handle any medical problems that may have come from the hair treatment. We also recommend that you take pictures of the condition before it heals so you can show the damage you've suffered. Then contact the beauty salon and ask to be compensated for your damage (your medical costs, and pain and suffering arising out of the injuries and/or humiliation from the hair loss). If the salon is unwilling to compensate you fairly, you should consult an attorney about whether you have a case, ca USA WEEKEND • Jan. 1V-21, IW6 13 Take SPORANOX treatment orally for just 3 months and you may see a visible difference. Soon after you stop taking SPORANOX, you may notice that the new nail growing in appears normal. Since nails need time to grow, you should expect it to be several months before healthy, new nails grow in. So, now you can give thick, yellowing, brittle nails the boot and start growing fresh, new nails! Ask your doctor or other healthcare professional about prescribing SPORANOX today. For more information, call 1-800-595-NAILSext. 102 What you should know about the safety of SPORANOX: SPORANOX has been well tolerated in patients. In clinical trials involving patients with thick, hard, yellowish, and/or brittle nails (onychomycosis), the following adverse effects led to either a temporary or a permanent discontinuation of treatment: elevated liver enzymes (4%), gastrointestinal disorders (4%), and rash (3%). WARNING: SPORANOX must not be taken with teriena- dine (Seldane" 9 ), astemizole (Hismanar), cisapride (PropulskH, or oral triazolam (Halcion*). In rare instances, there were reports of elevated liver enzymes and hepatitis. (If clinical signs and symptoms consistent with liver disease develop, SPORANOX should be discontinued.) If you're pregnant or considering pregnancy, you should not take SPORANOX. Take SPORANOX only as directed by your doctor, and report any adverse effects to your doctor as soon as possible. NOW 100 mg JANSSEN Titusvllle.NJ 08560-0200 O Janwen Ptwmucautlca Inc. 1995 JPI-6P-104S November 1995 Printed In U.S.A. Gtnaconazole capsules] PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ADJACENT PAGE.