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Personal Injury Related to Product Liability

by | Mar 30, 2021 | Case Studies | 0 comments

Each case study is based on real cases that Johnson | Livingston has either successfully settled or completed with a verdict. Our success is based on the way we approach taking care of our clients, our expertise, and gathering evidence and facts.

Type of Injury 

2nd and 3rd-degree chemical burns after applying essential oils and going tanning. – Personal Injury Related to Product Liability


Incident Details & Facts 

The client applied an essential oil blend marketed to women who have cramps. She applied it to her stomach and back. Several hours later she went to the tanning salon to get ready for her brother’s wedding. Immediately after her tanning session and over the next 24 hours she had blisters, that started oozing and peeling. She was in lots of pain and went to the ER.


Case Details & Why They Needed a Lawyer 

  1. The company that sells these essential oils claims no liability and they do not believe that her claim is worth paying, because her medical expenses are less than 5K. They fail to see their fault in this and business practices are what needs to change and why the case is valuable. 
  2. What they did was fail to design a safe product (when there was a safer version of their product – that is not phototoxic).
  3. They failed to put a warning on the product to avoid UV rays. 
  4. The big takeaway on this case is to not let big companies with deep pockets get away with avoiding paying your claim. If a company doesn’t have to answer to anyone or they are not regulated it can influence many more people than who was originally injured. 
  5. The goal of a product liability case is to also prevent future injuries or harm that are the result of faulty labeling or a faulty product.


Case Results 

This case is ongoing and we have not completed a settlement or verdict yet.


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