Cosmetic Product Injury
The cosmetics and chemicals industry is a multi-billion dollar business that generates millions in profits for large corporations. The vast majority of cosmetics produced and manufactured by these firms are safe. However, some products can cause serious harm to the consumer.
Individuals are injured by cosmetic products in a variety of ways – from allergic reactions to infections. Regardless of what caused your cosmetic product injury, you should immediately consult with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm have the necessary knowledge and experience in investigating the facts of your case to determine whether you have a legal right to pursue a claim.Theories of Liability
Cosmetic product injury claims can be brought against the liable party under various theories of liability. The most likely theory that attorneys use in claims involving cosmetic products is product liability. Under this theory, the injured consumer can sue both the manufacturer and/or the seller of the product if the injury was caused by a defect, defective design or improper labeling.
A cosmetic product injury can also be based on a breach of warranty theory. Under this theory, the injured consumer could sue for breach of an express warranty (if specific guarantees were made) or breach of an implied warranty (product was fit for normal use). Our attorneys will look at the specific facts of your case to determine which theories apply to hold all of the responsible parties accountable for your injuries.What Are Common Injuries from Defective of Dangerous Cosmetics?
The most common injuries that may result from the use of defective or dangerous cosmetic products include:
- Loss of sight
- Disfigurement of the face
- Loss of hearing
- Skin disease
- Hair loss
- Cancer risk
- Irritated scalp
- Bacterial infections
Regardless of what type of injury you suffered, our attorneys are ready to fight for you to help yo obtain the full extent of the compensation that you deserve.What Are the Laws That Govern Unsafe Cosmetics Products?
There are two California state and US federal laws that apply to the manufacture and distribution of chemicals and cosmetics:
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA): This federal agency outlaws the marketing of any adulterated or misbranded cosmetic product.
- California Cosmetics Act of 2005: This law authorizes California to do an investigation of cosmetics that contain any chemicals that may cause cancer or any problem with reproductive health.
Note that the FDA states that only a mere 40% of the companies that manufacture cosmetics are actually registered with the FDA. Also, at least 40,000 cosmetics-related injuries are reported to the FDA each year. These products are used daily by millions of people. While most are able to use cosmetics with no reported side effects, there are still too many reported problems that cause serious injuries to consumers.Chemical and Cosmetics Attorneys to Trust
If you are one of the unlucky individuals who used a defective or dangerous cosmetic product, you should contact an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. The legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm has the experience to properly analyze your case to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.