Unsafe Beauty Products Can Cause Serious Injury

Beauty products are "feel good" materials that enhance our appearance and make us feel pampered. The last thing you could ever imagine is that these products could harm you. But in fact, that is what happens every day.

All too often a consumer experiences disfigurement, extensive medical bills or even death from unsafe hair dye and cosmetic products. Manufacturers have a responsibility that their products are safe when used as directed. The risks of all products must be identified along with clear directions as to whom the product is intended and how to use it properly.

Product Liability - Hair Dye

Whether you visit a beauty salon to have your hair colored or do it yourself at home, you don't expect to be harmed by the hair care products. Some of the injuries caused by hair dye include:

  • Contact leukoderma (the loss of skin color following contact with certain chemicals that destroy skin pigment cells)
  • Chemical burns
  • Skin depigmentation
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Bladder cancer

You may have been harmed because of the manufacturer's failure to adequately test the product, the failure to warn of any possible side effects and reactions, or lack of or inadequate safety warnings.

Hair dye product liability is not just for women. Recently many men suffered from redness, itching and swelling, chemical burns and even skin lesions from allergens contained in a popular men's hair dye.

Product Liability - Cosmetics

Believe it or not, lack of or inadequate safety warnings on beauty products can also cause serious injury, disfigurement or death. Products like lipstick, eyeliner, mascara and facial creams seem harmless but can cause:

  • Partial or total blindness
  • Increased cancer risk
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Lasting skin disease
  • Loss of hearing
  • Skin burns
  • Lung damage from inhaling powders and sprays
What To Do if You Have Been Harmed by a Beauty Product

It's important to protect your evidence - save the tube or bottle of hair dye or cosmetic. Also:

  • Take a photo or video of your injury
  • Keep copies of all medical bills and records along with receipts of any other expenses
  • Get witness statements

The most important step you can take is to call the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. for help in determining whether you should be compensated for your injuries. To determine liability for your injury we will ask questions like these:

  • Should the product you used have been on the market?
  • Were the directions for use clear and unambiguous?
  • Were there appropriate warnings on the label?
  • If used by a beauty salon, was the product used properly and did the operator follow manufacturer's directions?
We Can Help with Product Liability Cases

Don't just endure a serious or harmful reaction to a beauty product. Contact attorneys Diana Santa Maria and Laura D. Dolin, product liability attorneys in Fort Lauderdale for a free consultation. You can reach us at (954) 434-1077 or contact us via the website. We will fight to get you the compensation you or your family member deserves.