I have a chemical burn on my lungs and I’m wondering if I had a case

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I have a chemical burn on my lungs and I’m wondering if I had a case

I was using Lysol toilet bowl clean to
clean my toilet I had on my gloves and
face mask and still and still some how
have me a chemical burn on my lungs and
I as wondering if I have a case,against
Lysol I was in the hospital for 5 days

Asked on January 23, 2017 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You only have a case if the product were defective in some way: more caustic or dangerous than it should have been or was described as being; or the safety instructions were inadequate for its use; etc.. In that case, you could potentially sue for the combination of out-of-pocket medical expenses (not paid by insurance or medicaid/care); lost wages, if any; and for significant life impairment or disability lasting at least *many* weeks, some amount for "pain and suffering." But you'd have to be able to show that there was a defect in the product, which will require expert testimony (i.e. you'd have to hire some chemical, etc. expert to study the product and explain its defects[s]). If the injury occured for some reason other than the product, such as you used more than the recommended amount, or used it in an area with particulary poor ventilation, etc., the manufacturer would not be liable.


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