Laundry Pod Lawsuit Lawyers Note 3,300 Reports Of Laundry Pod Poisoning In First Four Months of 2017

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Laundry Pod Lawsuit Filings Allege Exposure To The Candy-Like Detergent Packets, Cause Serious Or Fatal Injury To Young Children And Older Adults.

laundry-pod-poisoning-lawsuitAs laundry pod lawsuit filings move forward, over 3,300 calls with have come in to poison control centers since January involving young children’s laundry pod poisoning and injuries after exposure to the highly concentrated detergent. Wright & Schulte LLC represents families in laundry pod lawsuits that involve children and older adults who were exposed or ingested the brightly colored packets and suffer chemical eye burns, choking, nausea, vomiting, seizures, and other injuries that require hospitalization and can lead to death.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), 3,336 calls have come into poison centers regarding exposure of children 5 years old and younger to single-load laundry pods from January 1 to April 30. Reaction to liquid laundry detergent pods are different from traditional laundry detergent in that children who bite into pods suffer from:

  • Excessive vomiting
  • Wheezing and gasping
  • Chemical burns to the eyes
  • Breathing problems that sometimes require a ventilator to help them breathe
  • Drowsiness

Not all exposures are poisonings or overdoses, the AAPCC says. Exposures mean that children had contact with the product in some way.
[aapcc.org/alerts/laundry-detergent-packets/]

“We continue to speak with families whose children have suffered serious consequences from exposure to the highly concentrated detergent inside the packets,” says Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC.

The firm is representing numerous clients in laundry pod lawsuits and continues to offer no-obligation legal consultations to families whose children or elderly family members have be harmed by laundry detergent products such as Procter & Gamble’s Tide Pods, Gain Flings Laundry Detergent Pods, and Sun Products Corporation’s All Mighty Pacs. To learn more about laundry pods lawsuits or to arrange for a free consultation with an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC, please call 1-800-399-0795 or visit yourlegalhelp.com.

The bite-sized liquid laundry detergent packets are popular with consumers because they are easy to use and are pre-measured to wash a single load of laundry. Although convenient for adults, studies have shown that liquid detergent laundry pods can be detrimental to children under 6 years old. For instance, a study released in February found that chemical eye injuries increased in 3- and 4-year-old children from 2010 to 2015 due to the liquid detergent squirting into their eyes. Also, a report released in April 2016 found that poison centers received significantly more calls over a two-year period concerning children’s exposure to liquid detergent pods than traditional laundry detergent.
[jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/article-abstract/2599445]
[nationwidechildrens.org/news-room-articles/new-study-finds-laundry-detergent-packets-more-dangerous-than-other-types-of-detergent?contentid=153497]

In response to concerns from parents, consumer safety advocates and politicians, Procter & Gamble changed its Tide Pods packaging so the brightly colored pods cannot be seen, added Child-Guard zippers to make it harder for children to open, and added a bitter-tasting coating to the pods.

Wright & Schulte LLC continues to raise awareness about problems associated with the miniature liquid laundry detergent packets that children and some older adults mistake as candy, toys or teething products. The firm also provides legal counsel in this area. Wright & Schulte represented the widow of a 67-year-old man with diminished mental capacity who died in February 2014 after ingesting a Tide Pods packet. (Laundry Pod Lawsuit Case No. A-1500868, Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas) The law firm also represented the families of 13 children who were injured after ingesting Procter & Gamble’s Tide Pods laundry detergent. (Laundry Pod Lawsuit Case No. A-1502739, Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County, Ohio)

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Laundry Pod Lawsuit

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is stand up for families of children and senior adults who have been injured by liquid laundry detergent pods. The firm’s attorneys fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Tide Pods lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

Contact:
Wright & Schulte LLC
865 S. Dixie Dr.
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
1-800-399-0795
www.yourlegalhelp.com

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