When most people consider personal injury cases involving defective products, they are mostly considering the many different products that can affect adults. These can be anything from benign looking footwear, such as
toning shoes, to slightly more risky hip replacement systems, such as the
Zimmer Durom hip cup. These are all extremely dangerous products that should not be treated as anything less - the
serious injuries and even
wrongful deaths that can stem from these are severe.
Defective products, however, are not exclusively dangerous to adults. In fact, children are often some of the most affected. Even something as simple and mundane as a baby monitor can cause catastrophic injuries, leading to strangulation, choking and fire hazards.
In recent times, more and more products aimed at children have come under fire for their dangerous qualities. One of the most recent includes that of Baby Orajel. This is a topical treatment used as a local anesthetic; typically, this product is used by parents who are hoping to help their child through the painful process of teething. There are, however, several dangers that accompany it. These include the following:
- Choking hazard
- Mouth injury
The use of Baby Orajel has also resulted in serious side effects for the children - including swelling of the mouth and throat, hives, difficulty breathing and itching. These side effects can also become extremely severe, including burning, blistering, dizziness, weakness and an increasingly rapid pulse.
For this reason, if you have a child that has recently sustained harm from the use of this product, or any other dangerous product, no time should be wasted in seeking reasonable legal counsel from an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney. At the Onder Law Firm, we know how delicate these situations can be and we are fully dedicated to helping clients in this trying time. To learn more, please
contact a St. Louis defective product lawyer from our firm as soon as you can.