Laundry Pod Poisoning Lawsuits: Wright & Schulte Examines Risk Of Laundry Pod Poisoning

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Wright & Schulte LLC Is Currently Representing Victims In Laundry Pod Poisoning Lawsuits Who Suffered Injuries After Exposure To Detergent Pods.

Liquid-Laundry-Pod-Poisoning-Lawsuits-Wright-and-SchutleLiquid laundry detergent pods are small, wrapped in plastic, and young kids are mesmerized by their color because they look like candy. Kids, namely those under 5, are at risk for laundry detergent poisoning because they can easily mistake the pods for a sweet treat. Unfortunately, the highly concentrated detergent in the pods can cause serious injuries and even death. Laundry Pod Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of small children who have been harmed after being exposed to the poisonous detergent contained in the product.

The firm continues to speak with parents and family members of children and the elderly who have suffered burns or poisoning from liquid laundry pods after mistaking them for candy. If you believe your child has been injured due to laundry pod exposure contact Wright & Schulte LLC by calling 1-800-399-0795 or visit www.yourlegalhelp.com for more information and to submit a contact form.

During its National Poison Prevention Week, which runs through March 26, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) are reminding consumers that “children act fast and so do poisons” which is another reason why kids are at risk around the products. When the packet’s film dissolves on contact with saliva, children can suffer burns, vomit excessively, wheeze, gasp, drool, cough, have eye irritations or breathing problems serious enough to place them on a ventilator. From January 1 to February 29, 1,903 children under 5 were exposed to single-load laundry packets, according to the AAPCC.
[aapcc.org/alerts/laundry-detergent-packets/, AAPCC, February 29, 2016]

“Our law firm is committed to raising awareness of the risks that laundry detergent pods pose to children and senior adults, says Richard Schulte, a founding partner of Wright & Schulte LLC. The firm is representing 13 children who were injured allegedly after being exposed to Procter & Gamble’s Tide Pods laundry detergent packets. (Case No. A14068580, Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County, Ohio) The Firm also filed a lawsuit claim 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 packets. To learn more or to arrange for a free consultation with an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.

The AAPCC has been tracking the number of children exposed to laundry pods since 2012, shortly after the single-load detergent products came on the U.S. market. Initially, laundry detergent manufacturers changed the labels on their products to warn of the dangers, but consumer advocates, parents, and politicians wanted more done. In September, the American Cleaning Institute, announced that detergent manufacturers approved voluntary safety standards that called for several changes, including, placing pods in opaque containers so that children could not see the colorful detergent pods.
[nytimes.com/2015/09/16/health/to-deter-poisoning-of-children-safety-measures-for-packaging-of-laundry-pods-are-approved.html?_r=2, September 15, 2015]

A study published in the journal Pediatrics in November 2014 concluded that laundry detergent pods pose a serious poisoning risk to young children. Researchers used data from the National Poison Data System of 17 ,230 children younger than 6 years exposed to laundry detergent pods in 2012–2013. From March 2012 to April 2013, the monthly number of exposures increased by 645.3 percent, followed by a 25.1 percent decrease from April to December 2013. Children younger than 3 years accounted for 73.5 percent of cases. The major route of exposure was ingestion. There was one confirmed death, according to the study. However, the Wall Street Journal reported two deaths of children have been confirmed, a 7-month-old in Florida and a 16-month-old in New Jersey.
[pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/11/05/peds.2014-0057, Pediatrics]
[wsj.com/articles/laundry-pod-poisonings-piling-up-1431632747, Wall Street Journal]

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

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to 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 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.

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