Ingestion hazards refer to dangers that are associated with products that can injure someone who ingests parts or substances of that product.
This may be typical of children swallowing batteries or toxic chemicals. Ingestion hazards can also include anything that is too big to ingest that causes a choking hazard when swallowed.
There can be a number of ingestion hazards. Below are some of the most common:
Injuries from ingesting any of the above can be serious and even fatal.
Depends on how you ingested the hazardous material. If your injury was the result of a defective product, you can sue the manufacturer and seller of the product.
Similarly, if the manufacturer did not issue a hazard warning with the product, you can sue under a theory that the product contained inadequate warnings. Finally, if there is an issue with the product’s design that caused ingestion hazards, you can sue claiming design defect.
As with any civil lawsuit, the manufacturer is entitled to its “day in court” to prove its innocence. Both the plaintiff and the defendant will present their case in front of a jury of their peers.
After the case is heard in its entirety, the jury will deliberate and decide on a verdict of either “guilty” or “not guilty.”
If you prevail in your lawsuit against a manufacturer for ingestion injuries as a result of a defective product, you can be awarded monetary damages.
The award will generally be sufficient to cover expenses that you’ve incurred due to your injury, such as medical bills, hospital expenses, medication costs, and other losses associated with your injury.
Ingestion hazards can be serious or even fatal. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need any assistance with a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice and representation during the process.
Last Modified: 07-24-2018 11:31 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
We've helped more than 4 million clients find the right lawyer – for free. Present your case online in minutes. LegalMatch matches you to pre-screened lawyers in your city or county based on the specifics of your case. Within 24 hours experienced local lawyers review it and evaluate if you have a solid case. If so, attorneys respond with an offer to represent you that includes a full attorney profile with details on their fee structure, background, and ratings by other LegalMatch users so you can decide if they're the right lawyer for you.