Could A Hand Sanitizer Leave You Needing A Personal Injury Attorney?
Increased hand cleanliness can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many schools, cities, and businesses have installed new handwashing stations to promote good hygiene. People also purchase hand sanitizers to rid their skin of germs when they can't use soap and water. That is probably why the products flew off shelves when the novel coronavirus hit. The shortage left folks with little to no choice but to buy brands of hand sanitizers that they probably would not have under different circumstances.
There is nothing necessarily wrong with those items, providing that they are effective and safe. However, in some cases, people are getting more than they bargained for. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a do-not-use list of hand sanitizers. Some of them have 1-propanol contamination, which can be toxic and life-threatening if ingested. Meanwhile, others have tested positive for methanol contamination. When ingested, methanol can be fatal. It is also toxic when absorbed through the skin.
Hence, everyone must be careful and read the labels of the hand sanitizers they purchase. Products containing 1-propanol or methanol should be disposed of properly and not flushed. It is best for people to check with their local waste management and recycling centers to find out what to do with the substances. The do-not-use list continues to grow. Some of the names on it are the following:
• Volu-Sol Handrub Sanitizing Solution
• Zanilast + Gel
• BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
• Always Be Clean Hand Sanitizer
• SkinGuard24 All-Day Hand Sanitizer
What Is Manufacturer's Liability?
With so many hand sanitizers included on the list, it can be hard for people to keep up. Manufacturer's liability is a legal concept that holds manufacturers or sellers responsible for harm caused by defective products sold in the marketplace. Therefore, if a person sustains injuries from a hand sanitizer, they might be able to recover compensation. The same can be said for family members whose loved ones passed away after using the products.
Contact Our Firm For A Free Case Review
Going toe-to-toe with a manufacturer or seller can be challenging, to say the least. However, Floridians don't have to face such situations alone. Our partners handle any and all cases having to do with personal injury law. Together, we have resolved over 10,000 accident injury cases and recovered more than five hundred million dollars for victims. Many times, settlements are reached before our clients have to step foot in a court of law.
On other occasions, the outcomes of lawsuits are determined by judges and juries. Choosing the wrong lawyer could be a recipe for disaster if they can't afford to pursue the claim. Our firm has the financial means to get the job done. The initial case review is free because people shouldn't have to spend an arm and a leg just to see where their claims stand. Also, clients only have to pay if compensation is awarded. So don't delay any longer if a product caused you harm. Instead, give us a call to get the representation you deserve.
Many manufacturers and sellers have legal teams on retainer. Those professionals are standing by to discredit claims as they arise. Their primary concern is that of preventing their clients from shelling out significant compensation amounts. Going up against them alone can leave injured victims walking away with nothing. Don't get stuck with medical bills or funeral expenses because of a product that shouldn't have been for sale in the first place. Contact our office and allow us to help.