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The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines a cosmetic as “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.” These items are used by millions of people on a daily basis for a variety of reasons such as their hair, body, face, etc. While using them, people tend to want to believe that these products are safe. This can be true for many people, however, there are also many cases in which people are harmed by unsafe products. If you sustained an injury due to a negligent cosmetic company, it is important to contact a skilled New York personal injury attorney to help you build your case. 

How Do I Sue a Cosmetic Company?

Those who are injured by a defective cosmetic product may wish to pursue legal action to seek justice for their suffering. In doing so, it is important to know the basics of product liability law. This holds companies responsible for the products they manufacture and sell to consumers. If negligence occurs during any stage of its production or distribution, it can cause serious harm to those who use these items. In the event of this, an injured party can choose to file a personal injury claim to hold the negligent party liable. This requires them to prove negligence with evidence. 

What Do I Need to Pursue Legal Action?

After becoming injured by a cosmetic product, it is important to have evidence in place when pursuing legal action. The evidence must show that the product was processed and distributed in an “unreasonably dangerous condition.” This may be during the designing, manufacturing, or distributing phase of the product. In addition to this, the evidence must show that these damages occurred despite the fact that the injured party used the item as instructed.

Important evidence can be gathered with the assistance of an experienced attorney. However, there are steps you can take initially to ease this process. This can include taking pictures of the rash or burn that the product caused immediately after it happens. The injured party should also keep the remaining product and its packing for evidence as well. It is also crucial to seek medical assistance in order to treat and document the injuries as proof. All this can be beneficial in court to help prove a case.

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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