Laundry Pod Lawsuits Continue As Poison Centers Launch National Poison Prevention Week


Laundry Pod Lawsuits Allege Children Suffer chemical burns, excessive vomiting, choking, loss of consciousness, eye irritation, and seizures.

Liquid-Laundry-Pod-Poisoning-Lawsuits-Wright-and-SchutleAs laundry pod lawsuits involving young children move forward in litigation, poison prevention centers nationwide are preparing to launch Poison Prevention Week. Attorneys in Laundry pod lawsuits hope the awareness will reduce the growing rate of laundry pod poisoning that have occurred believed to be due to the brightly colored candy-like look of the pods. Complaints allege kids who ingest colorful, bite-sized pods vomit excessively, have breathing difficulties, eye injuries and other serious problems that sometimes require hospitalization.

Having represented families in laundry pod lawsuits, Wright & Schulte LLC has learned first hand the serious injuries associated with laundry pod poisoning. The firm represents multiple families of young infants, toddlers and the elderly against Procter & Gamble’s Tide Pods alleging exposure to detergent pods can cause chemical burns, excessive vomiting, choking, loss of consciousness, eye irritation, and seizures(Laundry Pod Lawsuits A14068580, No. A 1500868, Court of Common Pleas, Hamilton County, Ohio)

There have been over 11,000 reports of laundry pod poisoning to poison control centers around the country, and poison prevention week hopes to reduce those numbers and the numbers of all product poisoning. The theme of National Poison Prevention Week’s first day is “Children Act Fast…So Do Poison,” says the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). Since children under 5 are naturally curious, they can quickly grab a dangerous product like a liquid gel detergent pod which they mistake for candy or a toy. The annual event runs from March 20 to March 24. The AAPCC says the week is dedicated to highlighting problems with poisoning in the United States and specific ways to prevent it.

“Our law firm continues to speak to families inquiring about legal steps they can take to seek potential compensation for injuries their children suffered after injuries believed to have been optioned after exposure to a laundry detergent pods,” says attorney Richard Schulte, the firm’s co-founder. Attorney Schulte has been featured in a Wall Street Journal report on the dangers laundry detergent pods pose to youngsters and laundry pod lawsuits.

Wright & Schulte LLC offers free legal evaluations of claims alleging serious or fatal injuries to children or older adults from exposure to Procter & Gamble’s Tide Pods and Gain Flings Pods, Sun Products Corporation’s All Mighty Pacs or other single-load laundry detergent packets. To learn more or to arrange for a free consultation with an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC, call 1-800-399-0795, or visit for more information. You can also Like Us on Facebook for future updates

Laundry detergent manufacturers have come under fire by politicians, consumer advocates and parents who want changes made to the laundry products. In February 2015, the Detergent Poisoning and Child Safety Act was simultaneously introduced in the U.S. House and Senate. The bills calls for laundry detergent manufacturers to change the design and color of the pods to make them less attractive to children. The proposed legislation, which is still pending, also seek changes to the high concentration of the liquid detergent to make the consequences of exposure less severe. []

When a liquid gel detergent packet bursts, children can suffer chemical burns or excessive vomiting, choking, coughing, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, eye irritation, and seizures. According to the AAPCC, “exposures” to the laundry pods refers to having contact with it in some way, and does not always involve poisonings or overdoses. However, poisonings by the highly concentrated liquid detergent gel pods can be fatal. In July 2013, a 7-month-old Florida boy died after eating a detergent pod.

Wright & Schulte LLC continues its efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of laundry pod exposure and poisoning and represents numerous families in laundry pod lawsuits. Including the representation of 13 children detergent pod lawsuits who were injured after ingesting Procter & Gamble’s Tide Pods laundry detergent. The firm also filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a 67-year-old Ohio man who suffered from dementia and bit into Tide Pods packets and died. (Laundry Pod Lawsuits, Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas)

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Laundry Pod Lawsuit

Wright & Schulte LLC, is an experienced personal injury firm that has successfully taken on large product corporations such as Skechers and DuPont, and has the ability to represent families and their children and older adults in lawsuits involving laundry detergent pods. The firm also represents men, women and their families across the country in product liability lawsuits, medical device lawsuits, and harmful drug lawsuits. Wright & Schulte LLC believes that America’s legal system should work for the people. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, do not hesitate to contact one of the attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC.

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