Whether you live in Michigan or somewhere else in the United States, there is a good chance you use cosmetic products every day without even thinking about it. A cosmetic product is broadly defined as an article intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, or altering the appearance. This ranges from shampoo and a bar of soap to makeup and tanning oils.
These products are often thought to be safe and people rarely think twice about using them. However, there have been many instances where negligent cosmetic companies have caused a range of issues for users. For example, Johnson & Johnson and their cancer-causing talc powder have stirred massive lawsuits. But the effects don’t necessarily need to be highly severe to cause you pain. If a cosmetic product has harmed you in any way, the company needs to be held accountable, and you should reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Understanding Your Case Against Cosmetic Companies
To successfully file a claim and receive compensation, you must prove your injuries were the direct result of another party’s negligence. It could be the product designer, manufacturer, the salon that applied the product, or the store that sold the product. Companies can employ a number of strategies in an effort to escape liability, but you will stand a legitimate chance with your product liability suit if you enlist the help of a knowledgeable lawyer.
Once it is determined who the liable party is, you will then have to prove the product was produced and sold dangerously despite the product’s instructions. It can be challenging to prove, but you can employ a number of strategies to reach a favorable legal outcome.
What You Can Do
If you are injured by a cosmetic product, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. Your second priority should be to document your injuries. It is crucial to take plenty of photographs of any burns, rashes, or other effects, and keep the product and its packaging. This is all vital evidence. Once you have received medical treatment, ensure you ask for detailed documentation of your injuries. Afterward, store all this information in a safe place and call a lawyer to explain your case.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
It can be challenging to hold big cosmetic companies accountable, but this can be accomplished with the help of a qualified attorney. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries from faulty cosmetics, look no further than Neumann Law Group. We have worked on countless product liability cases and are not intimidated by corporate giants. We have the resources and litigation skills to help you get what you need and move on with your life. Reach out today and book a consultation at our office in Grand Rapids.
Neumann Law Group
250 Monroe Ave NW, #400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 717-5666
Fax: (231) 221-0051