The term “cosmetic product” is a blanket term that covers a wide array of products that we use on our bodies, including makeup, nail polish, shampoo and conditioner, tanning lotion, deodorant, and more. In fact, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act states that cosmetic products are “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body…for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance.” Though we hope the FDA accurately and faithfully protects us from unsafe products, the truth is, several defective products slip through the cracks. Unfortunately, when cosmetic products are defective, individuals often see damage to their face, skin, and more.
If you are someone who has been injured or harmed by a cosmetic product, you may now need financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Unfortunately, you cannot do this alone, as cosmetic companies will oftentimes hire aggressive legal representation who will do anything they can do deny you compensation and quash your claim. Fortunately, our firm can help. If you are looking to sue a cosmetic company, please read on and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if I can sue a cosmetic company for an injury?
To sue a cosmetic company, your attorney will first have to decide whether the lawsuit is for the product designer, manufacturer, beauty salon that used the product, or the retail store that sold you the product. Oftentimes, you may even file a lawsuit against more than one party. To win a lawsuit, your attorney will have to prove that the product was sold in a dangerous condition, caused your injuries, despite your following the instructions, and that you sustained significant damages as a result. Your attorney may do so through pictures of the burns or harm caused by the product, medical documents regarding your injuries, or even the dangerous product itself.
How long do I have to sue a cosmetic company?
The statute of limitations for product liability lawsuits in Maryland is three, years which gives individuals three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent cosmetic company. The sooner you file, the better, and we are here to help.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.