Laundry Pod Lawsuits Look To Study Showing Liquid Pods Are More Dangerous To Young Children Than Traditional Detergents

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Wright & Schulte LLC Is Representing Families In Laundry Pod Lawsuits Whose Children And Seniors Were Injured After Exposure To Liquid Detergent.

laundry-pod-poisoning-lawsuit-detergent-pod-lawsuit-attorney-lawyerAs laundry pod lawsuits continue their litigation, a new study has found liquid laundry pods pose more danger to young children than traditional laundry. The research also found Poison Control Centers received over 62,000 calls for laundry pod poisoning over a two year period. These findings are similar to the claims in laundry pod lawsuits that allege laundry detergent manufacturers fail to warn consumers about the risk of injuries and death to young children and older adults exposed to the highly concentrated cleaning products.

“Our law firm is all to aware of the dangers of liquid laundry pods, and is committed to raising awareness of the risks these laundry detergent pods pose to children and senior adults, says Richard Schulte, a founding partner of Wright & Schulte LLC. The firm is currently representing 13 children who were injured allegedly after being exposed to Procter & Gamble’s Tide Pods laundry detergent packets. (Laundry Pod Lawsuit Case No. A14068580, Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County, Ohio) The Firm also filed a laundry pod poisoning lawsuit on behalf of a 67-year-old Ohio man with diminished capacity who died after swallowing a Tide Pod. (Case No. A 1500868, Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas)

Wright & Schulte LLC continues to offer free legal reviews to individuals who may have been seriously injured due to exposure to the contents of Tide Pods or other single-load laundry packet. To learn more, or to arrange for a free consultation with an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.

The laundry pod study found poison control centers nationwide received 62,254 calls from January 2013 through December 2014 regarding exposure of children under 6 years old to traditional laundry detergent, laundry detergent packets, and dishwasher detergent. Laundry detergent packets accounted for 60 percent of the calls. Nearly half of the calls (45 percent) for exposure to laundry detergent packets were referred to a health care facility for evaluation and treatment, significantly more than calls related to exposures to traditional laundry detergent (17 percent), traditional dishwasher detergent (4 percent) or dishwasher detergent packets (5 percent).

The most serious clinical effects were seen in children exposed to the chemicals in laundry detergent packets, which included:

• 17 cases of coma
• 6 cases of respiratory arrest
• 4 cases of pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs)
• 2 cases of cardiac arrest

The study was conducted by the Central Ohio Poison Center and the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
[nationwidechildrens.org/news-room-articles/new-study-finds-laundry-detergent-packets-more-dangerous-than-other-types-of-detergent?contentid=153497, April 25, 2016]
[nbc4i.com/2016/04/25/laundry-pods-more-hazardous-than-other-detergent-types-study-finds/, NBC4i.com, April 25, 2016]

In September of last year the first safety standard for packaging and labeling the single-load laundry packets was approved by The American Society for Testing and Materials (A.S.T.M.) International, a non-profit global standards-setting organization. The developing of the standard took over a year and was an effort of the A.S.T.M’s laundry pod committee, made up of consumers, cleaning industry representatives, medical providers and officials from the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Liquid detergent laundry pods came on the U.S. market in 2012 and became a popular consumer product because of its ease and convenience. However, children bite into the colorful pods because they resemble candy. According to the poison control centers, exposure of young children to the highly-concentrated gel detergent can cause vomiting, coughing, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, eye irritation, and in the most serious cases, comas and seizures. State and federal legislation was introduced last year to address changes in the packets’ design and color, and the detergent’s strong formula. [congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1139/text]

About Wright & Schulte LLC and Filing A Laundry Pod Lawsuit:

Wright & Schulte LLC, is an experienced personal injury firm and is dedicated to it’s clients and the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure 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 laundry detergent pod lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

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