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Boston Ethylene Glycol Ethers Injury & Defect Lawyer

Exposure to ethylene glycol ethers can cause serious injuries. In some cases, exposure could cause death. If you were harmed after exposure to ethylene glycol ethers, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.

The Boston product liability attorneys represent clients who have been harmed by a defective product. We fight to get you the money you deserve for your pain and suffering, financial damages, and physical injuries. We’ve recovered tens of millions for individuals and families in Boston, MA, to date.

Contact our law firm or call us at (617)-391-9001 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Boston ethylene glycol ethers injury & defect lawyer to discuss your personal injury claim. 

How Our Boston Product Liability Lawyers Can Help You With Your Product Defect Claim

How Our Boston Product Liability Lawyers Can Help You With Your Product Defect Claim

Defectively designed products can cause significant harm to consumers. Consequently, product manufacturers and related parties can be held liable for damages their defective products cause. However, product liability claims are complicated personal injury cases. 

Therefore, you need a legal team with extensive experience handling product defect cases and class action lawsuits. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our Boston product liability lawyers also have the resources to match deep-pocketed manufacturers and insurers. 

When you hire our Boston personal injury attorneys, you can expect us to:

  • Explain your legal rights
  • Complete an exhaustive investigation to determine what caused your injury
  • Work with industry experts to prove the product was defective
  • Document your damages and the extent of your injuries 
  • Calculate the maximum value of your claim 
  • Aggressively negotiate with the insurance company and manufacturer to obtain a fair settlement
  • File a product liability lawsuit to pursue the parties in court if they refuse to pay a reasonable amount to settle your claim

If you or a family member was injured from exposure to ethylene glycol ethers, we encourage you to contact our law offices for a free consultation. Our experienced ethylene glycol ethers lawyers in Boston, Massachusetts, are ready to discuss your claim.

What is Ethylene Glycol Ethers?

Ethylene glycol ethers (“EGE”) include a large group of solvents that are used in homes and industrial settings. 

It can be found in carpet, floor, and glass cleaners. Glycol ethers are also used in cosmetics, perfumes, acetate-based fingernail polish remover, and liquid soaps. It can also be found in varnishes, dyes, stains, paints, and inks. 

Exposure to ethylene glycol ethers can cause severe health conditions and injuries. The exposure may occur through vapors emitted by EGE. Vapors range from odorless to very strong.

Ethylene glycol ethers may also be absorbed through the skin. However, inhaling the vapors emitted by EGE is the most common form of exposure. 

Injuries and Illnesses Caused by Ethylene Glycol Ether Exposure 

There were warnings that exposure to two specific forms of EGE could have adverse reproductive effects as far back as 1983

Acute or short-term exposure to ethylene glycol ethers could result in:

  • Kidney damage 
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Narcosis
  • Liver damage

Chronic or long-term exposure to EGE can result in blood and neurological effects, such as nausea, anemia, fatigue, and tremors. Animal studies have shown adverse developmental and reproductive effects from inhaling EGE. 

During pregnancy, exposure to EGE can increase the risk of congenital malformations. In addition, there have been many cases of birth defects because of sustained exposure to EGE.

Who is Responsible for Damages Caused by Ethylene Glycol Ethers?

Product liability claims for exposure to EGE may involve a failure to warn claim or other strict liability claims. They may also involve negligence claims. 

The parties that could be liable depending on the location of the exposure. For example, a manufacturer can be held liable if a defective product causes harm. However, employers, industrial complexes, retailers, property owners, and other parties could be liable for exposure to EGE if they were negligent in storing, using, and handling EGE.

Recovering Compensation for Your Losses and Damages

If you or your child were injured after exposure to ethylene glycol ethers, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. 

The types of damages available in a product liability case include, but are not limited to:

Proving that a party is liable for damages because of ethylene glycol ethers injuries can be a challenging task. Our legal team believes that companies should be held accountable when their products cause injuries. Therefore, we are willing to stand with you and fight these companies to seek justice for you and others who sustained ethylene glycol ethers injuries. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Boston Ethylene Glycol Ethers Injury Lawyers

We want to help you seek justice for the pain and suffering you experienced because of a defective product. Call now for your free appointment with a Boston ethylene glycol ethers injury & defect lawyer. We’re ready to put the full weight of our resources and experience behind your claim.

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