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Friday, May 14, 2010

Personal Injury Laws and Babies

One idea underlying the philosophy of personal injury laws is that they protect everyone who has incurred suffering or injury from a product. A new case is taking up the legal cudgels for the most defenseless members of society.

Procter & Gamble, or P&G, announced in January that it was introducing a new version of its Pampers baby diaper. Since then, a number of parents have complained on Internet forums that their children suffered unusually severe skin burns, blisters, rashes, and other harmful effects from the new product. The creator of a Facebook page on the issue said more than 3,000 parents have posted complaints on it.

Now the first lawsuit over the new product has been filed. It states that P&G should have known about the problems with the new Pampers, and wants the court to require that the company test the products to ensure that they will not cause rashes, blisters, burns, or other skin ailments. It also wants parents to be compensated for treatment their children may have received, and seeks reimbursement for the diapers themselves.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said they were investigating complaints against the new product.

The law extends equal protection to all. No parents would sit by idly while their child got sicker from a bad medicine, or would ignore the dangers of poisoned food. Injury to our children from defective products is also a valid concern.

At The Cochran Firm, our personal injury lawyers are ready to protect the rights of anyone, young or old. If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product, please contact us for a confidential, no-obligation discussion at whichever of our nationwide offices is most convenient to you.

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