Beauty and Personal Care Product Injury
About 44% of women in the US do not leave their houses without wearing makeup. According to research, there are two main reasons why they apply makeup: seduction and camouflage. Thus it seems that all of these women believe that if they don’t use any makeup on their faces, they won’t be able to be successful in life and will be treated differently.
Makeup acts and stimulates three senses: sight, smell, and touch. It allows one to act, look, and feel beautiful – and that’s a good thing. To some people, makeup even boosts their self-esteem and confidence levels. Skincare products, too, helps one achieve a better-looking skin that’s free from irritations. Others like soaps, deodorant, and toothpaste help maintain personal hygiene. But what happens when these products end up causing harm rather than their intended purpose?
We consulted with the chemical burn lawyers from Walker Morgan law firm, and here were some of the things we learned regarding how to go about injuries caused by dangerous beauty and personal care products.
What to do after an injury
In most cases, minor chemical burns symptoms may include itchiness, short-term rashes, or redness that gets better in a few days. However, if your injury is more severe, like skin loss, blisters , severe allergic reactions, or infections, you should get immediate medical attention first. Then, after treatment, you should seek legal assistance for compensation.
To get compensation for your damages, you’ll need to prove that the beauty or personal care product caused you harm. You must demonstrate that the product had damaging chemicals or produced a dangerous reaction to your hair, skin, or body upon use. You’ll also need to show that you used the product per its intended purpose and directions. Last, but not least, you will need to prove that your injury was as a direct result of the product use. Once you show these aspects, you may be able to recover all your losses, including lost wages, medical costs, and other damages associated with the injury.
Who is liable?
Different parties can be responsible when a personal care or beauty product results in injury:
● The company that manufactured and tested the product if they failed to correctly mix and store the ingredients to avoid reaction or adequately check the elements, or if they did not reveal any known health hazards when using the product.
● Website or retailer if they were aware that the product had issues but still went ahead and sold it. They will also be responsible if they made a false representation of the capabilities of the product or failed to reveal suitable information to users.
● Product manufacturer if they knew about the issue but did nothing about it.
● Beauty salons or retail stores that may be aware of these issues, but still sell or use the product and should also have Nail technician insurance.
What to do after an injury
According to the lawyer, it is essential to collect as much information about the situation as possible.
● Keep tubes or bottles that contained the product and any outer packaging and instruction. Don’t use or pour out the rest of the product
● Take photos of the affected area – and if it’s an ongoing thing, take pictures that will highlight time and date
● Note down witness contact details (if any)
● Get copies of your medical costs