Laundry Pod Poisoning Lawsuits Allege Young Children Suffer Eye, Mouth and Throat Burns and even death due to laundry detergent pods
A recently released laundry pod injuries study has found that the number of toddlers suffering laundry pold-related chemical burns to their eyes increased from 12 instances in 2012 to 480 in 2015. The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are currently representing numerous families in laundry pod injury lawsuits that allege young children suffer serious injuries when exposed to the highly concentrated liquid gel detergent. The injuries are highlighted in laundry pod poisoning lawsuits and allege exposure to laundry pods have caused young children to suffer eye, mouth and throat burns and even death due to laundry detergent pods. The lawsuits also allege laundry detergent makers, including Procter & Gamble, which makes Tide Pods and Gain Flings, failed to warn consumers about the dangerous characteristics of their small, colorful packets which young children mistake for candy or toys.
The new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology on February 2 used data from The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NIESS). Researchers examined detergent-pod related eye injuries that resulted in chemical burns or conjunctivitis among children 3 to 4 years old from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015. The proportion of all chemical eye injuries associated with laundry pods increased from 0.8 percent of burns in 2012 to 26 percent in 2015. The injuries mostly occurred when the detergent squirted into one or both eyes or when it leaked onto their hands which came in contact with their eyes. Dr. R. Sterling Haring of Johns Hopkins University, the lead researcher, said detergent in the pods are “among the worst chemicals that the eye can be exposed to.”
“This is yet another study that supports allegations in laundry detergent pod lawsuits of children suffering serious injuries because of the detergent’s chemical composition,” says Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC.
The firm is representing numerous clients in laundry detergent pod lawsuits including one in which Procter & Gamble Company is named as the defendant. Wright & Schulte continues to offer no-obligation legal consultations to families whose children or senior adults 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 or to arrange for a free consultation with an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC, please call 1-800399-0795 or visit yourlegalhelp.com.
The small, colorful pods are popular because a pre-measured packet can wash a single load of laundry. However, when young children come in contact with the packet’s contents, the toddlers can experience excessive vomiting, wheezing and gasping, sleepiness, breathing difficulties, in addition to eye injuries, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). Last year, the AAPCC reported 11,528 children 5 years old and younger were exposed to single-load laundry packets from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
In an effort to reduce laundry detergent pod-related injuries, bipartisan members of the U.S. House and Senate introduced an identical bill called the Detergent Poisoning and Child Safety (PACS) Act in February 2015. The bill is designed to toughen standards for laundry detergent pods to prevent young children from becoming injured or sick after exposure to the product.
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About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Laundry Pod Lawsuit
Wright & Schulte LLC, is an experienced personal injury firm representing men, women and their families across the country in product liability lawsuits, medical device lawsuits, and harmful drug lawsuits. The firm has successfully taken on large product corporations such as Skechers and DuPont, and has the ability to successfully represent families in laundry pod lawsuits. Everyone at Wright & Schulte LLC is dedicated to it’s clients and the belief 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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