Huggies is a well known brand that is perfect for infants and small children. One of Huggies’ main products is their Huggies Thermal Lotion. This product is supposed to help relief from the discomfort caused by a child’s burned stomach from the stomach acids. Huggies Thermal Lotion comes in different varieties, each one claims to be more effective than the others in reducing or completely removing the discomfort.
When Huggies released their “Realistic Comfort” Huggies with Thermoform which was targeted specifically at adults, it seemed to be a hit.
However, it was not long before Huggies Natural Comfort Burns lawsuit was issued. The lawsuit is brought by Jennifer Platt, a Florida woman who suffers from severe burn injuries caused by Huggies Thermal Fuel Pillow. Ms. Platt is seeking monetary compensation for the stress and suffering she has had to go through because of her burn injuries. Her lawyer, Mark R. Johnson, is also seeking for a trial, claiming that the makers of Huggies did not properly warn consumers about the dangers of their product.
In their response to the lawsuit, Huggies stated that there was no intent on misleading anyone. They maintained that their product is safe for use by infants up to three years of age and up to fifty pounds. Huggies further stated that the claims being made in the lawsuit are without merit and that they intend to defend against the claims. While these statements seem plausible, the plaintiff’s attorney has presented enough evidence in the case to have the case dismissed.
The company is also representing themselves in the lawsuit and is attempting to claim that the claims made in the complaint are without merit.
The claim revolves around the fact that Huggies failed to warn consumers about the danger of their product. Despite this claim, Huggies has acknowledged that the thermal fuel cushion can cause burns, particularly if used in a cold basement. The manufacturer has also admitted to failing to warn that a child could become ill if he or she were to hold onto the container of Huggies while it heated up.
Huggies is not the only manufacturer of a children’s heating product to face a lawsuit.
The company has been named in a lawsuit brought against J.C Penny’s Penny Pouch Co. The lawsuit was brought on the basis of negligence which caused the company to knowingly sell a product that was dangerous. Another lawsuit against a popular children’s product manufacturer has been filed in New York. The lawsuit involves claims that the company’s recall of its Beanie Babies product was inadequate. A settlement has yet to be reached as the parties attempt to resolve this issue.
There are many reasons to believe that Huggies faces a risk of sustaining a loss in this lawsuit.
First, the plaintiffs are attempting to connect the manufacturer of Huggies with the incident that caused their child to suffer a burn in the first place. They argue that the manufacturer knew about the possibility of a chemical burn when he/she knowingly allowed a certain chemical to be used in the manufacturing process. The fact that the defendant failed to warn the public about the risk associated with the product poses another danger for the plaintiffs. Plaintiffs often point out that the defendant did not even know the contents of the product prior to allowing it to be sold. Without the knowledge of the defendant, they argue that the public is aware of the risk of chemical burns and therefore the risk must be made known before such injuries occur.
Second, Huggies faces a risk of depreciating its goodwill. Plaintiffs in this lawsuit argue that the defendants’ own testimonials do not accurately represent what consumers believe is a safe product.
Anecdotal evidence is not considered reliable in scientific studies. It is also important to remember that many products have been successfully brought into the marketplace despite the fact that they contained chemical accelerants. It would be difficult for Huggies to become a household name without the use of these accelerants.
Finally, there is the issue of damages. The complaint in the chemical burn case asks for punitive damages on the amount of permanent tissue damage. This claim is unprecedented and is being handled on a case-by-case basis. Plaintiffs must first establish that they suffered injury, which requires proving that the product was at fault. They then must establish that the company acted in a way that caused them harm. A trial will determine the amount of damages that can be awarded.