Hydrogen peroxide is a substance that is found in many household items, especially cleaning and hygiene products. These include general-purpose cleaners, fabric stain removers, various dyes, some dental products, and other products. Hydrogen peroxide poisoning occurs when large amounts of the substance enter into a person’s body. This can often happen through accidental ingestion, but the poisoning can also occur through other means such as breathing it in or coming into contact with it through the eyes.
Some common symptoms of hydrogen peroxide poisoning include:
In addition, hydrogen peroxide poisoning can sometimes involve damage to tissues and other effects similar to chemical burns.
Hydrogen peroxide poisoning can be serious and can lead to severe injuries. Various parties can be held liable for such incidents. In some cases, the manufacturers of a hydrogen peroxide product (or a product containing the substance) can be held liable for injuries caused by a product defect. A common form of defect is a lack of proper warning labels and instructions regarding the risks and dangers of the product. Another example of a product defect is where there is an error in the concentration of hydrogen peroxide used in the product.
In other cases, persons who are responsible for preventing ingestion hazards may be liable if they fail to safeguard or secure items that contain hydrogen peroxide. An example of this is where a day care or other child care facility fails to secure dangerous chemicals, and small children gain access to hazardous substances.
Hydrogen peroxide poisoning claims can often require legal action to resolve them. For these types of lawsuits, the remedy commonly involves a monetary damages award. The damages may cover losses such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs.
In many cases, a dangerous product may be recalled and pulled from shelves, and a class action lawsuit can sometimes result as well.
Injury lawsuits, such as those involving hydrogen peroxide poisoning, can be complex and may require the help of a lawyer. It may be in your best interests to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you or a loved one of yours needs assistance with a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice and representation for your claim.
Last Modified: 08-30-2017 11:27 AM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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