No matter who you are, there is a very good chance you use a cosmetic product of some sort every single day. Shampoo, tanning oil, tattoos, makeup, and more are all considered cosmetic products. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act defines cosmetics as “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body…for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance.”
Generally, these products are thought of as safe, which is why so many people incorporate them into their daily lives. However, negligent cosmetic companies are not unheard of. Some of the most famous cosmetic-related lawsuits can include one against Johnson & Johnson for their talc powder, as well as a massive lawsuit against Coppertone. Cosmetic product injuries can be very severe, causing burns, reactions, permanent scarring, cancer, and more. That is why if you have recently been harmed by a cosmetic product, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys as soon as you can.
How do I know if I qualify for compensation after being injured by a defective cosmetic product?
To qualify for compensation, you will have to prove that your injuries occurred as a direct result of another party’s negligence; in this case, it may either be the cosmetic designer, the cosmetic manufacturer, the beauty salon that applied the cosmetic, or the retail store that negligent sold the cosmetic. The latter two are more challenging to prove, though, with an experienced attorney, product liability lawsuits can be won.
Once your attorney determines the liable party, he will then have to prove that the product was produced and sold in an unreasonably dangerous condition, and that despite following that product’s instructions, you suffered injuries as a result, which led to serious financial damages. To prove all this, our firm will work to obtain various types of valuable evidence, such as any surveillance camera footage of a negligent application of the product.
Additionally, if you are harmed by a cosmetic product, there are a few things you should do: first, if you are seriously injured, you should call 911. While you wait, you should take pictures of any rashes, burns, or otherwise. Also, ensure you save the product and its packaging, as we can use that for evidence as well. Finally, once you receive medical treatment, as for documentation regarding your injuries, which we can also use to help you win the compensation you deserve.
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Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.