Fort Lauderdale Chemicals and Cosmetics Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured by a product, call this Fort Lauderdale Chemicals and Cosmetics Injury Lawyer today. A cosmetic product is defined as a powder, lotion, lipstick, rouge, or other preparation for beautifying the face, skin, hair, nails, etc. While cosmetic products can make you look good, they can also contain dangerous chemicals which can cause severe injuries. Oftentimes, these chemicals can cause allergic reactions which can lead to such injuries.
Injuries due to chemicals and cosmetics may include burns, rashes, scars, eye injuries/blindness, hair loss (in the case of hair dye or hair loss products such as “Just for Men”, etc.). Some cosmetics have even been known to cause cancer (e.g., talcum powder).
If you’ve been hurt to a cosmetic product, you may have a products liability case against the manufacturer of the product. You may also have a case against the distributor, retailer, wholesaler or store that sold the product. This is because the seller of a product is responsible for making sure the product is safe for customer use even if the seller didn’t manufacturer it.
The manufacturer of the cosmetic product will typically only be responsible if the product was unchanged from the time it left the manufacturer’s hands. That is, if the product was altered after it was sold by the manufacturer, then the manufacturer will not typically be found liable. After all, it would be unfair to hold the manufacturer responsible if the injury was caused by a change in the product after the manufacturer no longer had control of it.
Additionally, if you are injured by a cosmetic product, you will typically only be able to pursue a case if you were injured while using the product in the manner/fashion in which it was intended to be used by the manufacturer. For example, if you purchased a lotion intended to be applied to the skin and instead you put it on your eye lids, then the manufacturer will not be responsible for your injuries. After all, the manufacturer did not intend for the lotion to go in your eyes! However, if the injury occurred to the skin, then the manufacturer will be liable because that’s where the lotion was intended to go.
Cosmetic products may also be unreasonably dangerous if they don’t include adequate warnings. That is, sometimes there is no way for a manufacturer to completely eliminate the danger associated with a particular product. However, the manufacturer may be able to reduce the danger by placing warnings on its products advising users not to use the product in a certain way.
Types of cosmetic products include:
- lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner, lip plumper, lip balm, lip stain, lip conditioner, lip primer, lip boosters, lip butters
- Face Powder
- Rouge, blush, or blusher
- Eye shadow
- Eye liner
- Eyebrow pencils, creams, waxes, gels and powders
- Nail polish
- Setting spray
- False eyelashes
Should you be injured by a cosmetic product, you should make sure to preserve the evidence. That is, do not get rid of or alter the product in any way. Keep it in exactly the condition it was in at the time of your injury. After all, you may want to use the product in the court case later on.
You should also take pictures of your injuries. After you’ve been hurt by a cosmetic product, you will hopefully get better. You may want photographs of your injuries at their worst for use in court.
If you’ve been hurt due to a chemical or cosmetic anyplace in Florida (including West Palm Beach, Miami, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County), call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288. This Fort Lauderdale Chemicals and Cosmetics Injury Law Firm can get you compensation for your harm. If you call, Mr. Quackenbush will talk to you about your case without charging you.People Hurt by Products Call this Fort Lauderdale Chemicals and Cosmetics Injury Lawyer Information Provided by this Broward County Chemicals and Cosmetics Injury Law Firm Dial 954-448-7288 to Reach this South Florida Chemicals and Cosmetics Injury Attorney/Lawyer
Should you be hurt by a chemical or cosmetic anywhere in Broward County (which includes Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors), call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 and he will talk to you about your case without charging you a dime.