CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) light bulbs are in most homes in America. These bulbs are designed to replace older fluorescent lamp bulbs because they produce the same amount of light while consuming far less power and providing more hours of light. Unfortunately, environmentally-conscious consumers are often not aware that these “green” light bulbs contain mercury, a toxic metal which can cause severe injury. Our light bulb injury lawyers are familiar with a number of cases where people were severely injured after coming into contact with mercury from CFL light bulbs.
If you have suffered pain or injury from mercury in CFL light bulbs, you may be entitled to compensation in a product liability lawsuit. For a free evaluation of your claim and to learn whether you are eligible for compensation, contact our light bulb injury lawyers today.
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CFL Light Bulbs and Mercury Poisoning
When broken, CFL light bulbs can leak mercury, either in the form of a gas or a liquid. Mercury poisoning can cause a number of serious health concerns, such as:
Mercury poisoning can be even more serious if the dangerous metal enters the body through a cut caused by broken light bulb glass.
What To Do If You Have a Broken CFL Light Bulb
If a CFL light bulb burns out in your home, do not try to unscrew the bulb until it is completely cool to the touch. A number of people have been injured when they drop a hot bulb, causing it to shatter and spread shards of glass and toxic mercury into surrounding areas. If a CFL light bulb does break, you are advised to take the following precautions:
A light bulb may appear to be a simple, everyday object, but the truth is that the mercury contained in all light bulbs, including CFL bulbs, is highly toxic. Exercise extreme care when handling any broken light bulbs, and if you are unsure about how to proceed, the best thing you can do is to call the local fire department or other hazardous material experts.
Contact our Light Bulb Injury Lawyers
Our light bulb injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers injured by defective or dangerous products. If or someone you love has suffered because of mercury poisoning or burns from a CFL light bulb, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages in a product liability lawsuit. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.
Compensation for Airbag Injury Claims
When testing an airbag for safety, an auto manufacturer should be using crash dummies with “eye ball models”. This allows them to see if they have designed the shape correctly, if they are deploying their airbag at the proper angle and if there are further measures they can take to prevent an airbag injury.
Unfortunately, not all auto manufacturers take the time to test their products adequately. Regardless of whether they consciously knew about an airbag defect, manufacturers may still be responsible for paying compensation to airbag accident victims if they were remiss in their duty.
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