Cosmetics are perhaps the most common type of goods all individuals buy and use on a regular basis. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act states that cosmetics can be defined 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.”
That being said, we’d all like to believe that the products we apply to our face, skin, hair, and more are all safe for public use–that’s what the FDA is for. Right? Though this is true, unfortunately, plenty of unsafe products are distributed to the public every year, and if you have been harmed by one, you must continue reading to learn more about cosmetic product lawsuits and how our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I want to sue a cosmetic company?
Filing product liability lawsuits against cosmetic companies is oftentimes very difficult, as they will generally hire expert legal counsel to deny you the compensation you deserve. That is why you must hire an aggressive attorney who will first determine the party liable for your injuries. This party may either be the product designer, manufacturer, or individuals who distribute or use the product, like beauty salons.
To prove your personal injury claim, your attorney will gather and present evidence that proves the cosmetic product was processed and distributed in an “unreasonably dangerous condition,” and that the product, aside from you using it as instructed, inflicted serious injuries that caused you to suffer from significant damages.
Is there any evidence I can use to help prove a personal injury claim?
Though these product liability claims are not easy to win, there are several things you can do to boost your chances. First, you should save the product and its packaging, take pictures of your rash/burn, and immediately seek medical attention upon feeling or otherwise noticing the product’s harmful effects. A medical professional will both treat your injuries and document their origin and extent. You may use these pictures, medical documents, and the defective cosmetic product to further prove your personal injury claim. Though it may seem like an uphill battle, our firm is ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve–all you have to do is ask, and we will provide you with the strong legal representation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.