Laundry Pod Poisoning Lawsuit | Detergent Pod Poisoning Lawsuit
Laundry Pod Poisoning, Laundry Detergent Pods Poisoning | Liquid Laundry Detergent Child Poisoning | Liquid Laundry Detergent Poisoning Symptoms: Wheezing, Gasping, Difficulty Breathing, Excessive Vomiting, Drowsiness, Lethargy, Eye Irritation, Gastrointestinal Burns | Laundry Detergent Packets Resemble Candy | Brightly Colored Laundry Detergent Pods
The Laundry Pod Poisoning lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC understand the anxiety parents and guardians feel while waiting to hear from an emergency room doctor about the extent of their child’s poisoning due to a liquid laundry detergent pod. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), thousands of children have been poisoned after being exposed to the single-load, highly concentrated liquid laundry detergent packets which resemble candy due to its small size and bright colors. If your child has been poisoned by a laundry detergent pod, contact Wright & Schulte LLC which is currently representing families of children, as well as survivors of an adult in laundry pod lawsuits, who have been seriously poisoned by the laundry detergent pods.
Adverse Effects Of Detergent Laundry Pod Poisoning
The AAPCC and the U.S. Center for Disease Controls (CDC) have been monitoring detergent laundry pod poisoning reports since May 2012. The agencies have also been gathering data from the National Poison Data System. According to data collected by both agencies, children who have either bitten into or swallowed the packets experienced:
- Excessive vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Seizure-like activity
- Gastrointestinal burns
- Eye irritation
- Conjunctivitis (red eye)
A report on Today.com explained that liquid laundry detergent pods are more likely to harm young children than traditional detergents because the pods contain a “super-concentrated” detergent that can make children sick faster than traditional detergents.
[today.com/money/lawmakers-take-aim-brightly-colored-laundry-pods-t7571, March 10, 2015]
Reports of Laundry Pod Poisoning Increase
Liquid laundry detergent pods are single-load packets containing concentrated liquid detergent that dissolves when it comes in contact with moisture, according to the CDC. The laundry detergent pods came on the U.S. market in 2010 and include such products as Proctor & Gamble’s Tide Pods, Henkel AG’s Purex UltraPacks, and Sun Products Corp. All Detergent. A report published in Pediatrics in September 2014, found there were 17,230 children younger than 6 years old who were exposed to laundry detergent pods in 2012 to 2013, and one confirmed death. Children ingesting the packets account for nearly 80 percent of the cases, the report said. AAPCC data shows a significant increase in the number of laundry detergent pod poisoning reports from 2012 when a total of 6,343 reports were recorded to 11,714 reports in 2014.
[pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/11/05/peds.2014-0057.abstract, September 5, 2014]
Detergent Laundry Pod Poisoning Litigation
Laundry Pod Poisoning Lawsuits are being filed nationwide on behalf of children and adults who have been injured due to liquid laundry detergent packets. So far, Wright & Schulte LLC has filed 14 lawsuits against Proctor & Gamble, the makers of Tide Pods laundry detergent. The firm represents 13 infants and toddlers who were injured allegedly due to either swallowing, inhaling or exposure to the laundry packets. The young children, who range in age from 20 months to 5 years old, are from Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina and Texas, the complaint said. (Case No. A14068580, Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County, Ohio) The law firm is also representing the survivors of an elderly Ohio man who died allegedly after being exposed to Tide Pods laundry detergent. According to the Tide Laundry Pod Poisoning lawsuit, the man, who suffered from diminished mental capacity, swallowed, inhaled or was exposed to the liquid laundry detergent pods which resulted in serious injuries, including his tragic death. (Case No. A 1500868, Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas) Court documents indicate that detergent laundry pod poisoning lawsuits purport that detergent makers knew or should have known that young children would be attracted to the easy-to-open, brightly colored laundry detergent packets that contain highly concentrated detergents. The laundry pod poisoning complaints further purport that detergent makers failed to warn consumers about dangerous characteristics of the liquid detergent pods.
Recent Laundry Pod Poisoning Incidents Lead To Laundry Detergent Pod Poisoning Legislation
In February, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate introduced identical bills called the Detergent Poisoning and Child Safety (PACS) Act of 2015, which requires the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish safety standards for liquid laundry detergent packets. Laundry detergent manufacturers, represented by the American Cleaning Institute, say the proposed legislation is not necessary because they have already taken action to change the packaging of its laundry detergent pods and are looking into ways to making their laundry detergent less toxic yet still effective. Nonetheless, the PACS Act calls for the CPSC to create the safety guidelines for liquid laundry packets within 18 months.
[cleaninginstitute.org/aci_response_to_detergent_packets_safety_legislation/, February 26, 2015]
About Wright & Schulte LLC
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. In seeking compensation for clients’ pain and suffering as well as mounting medical expenses, our nationwide law firm takes on large corporations to ensure that changes are made to safeguard individuals of all ages, and that there is justice on behalf of our clients.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 detergent laundry pod poisoning lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.