After a ’60 Minutes’ report earlier this month, three class action lawsuits have been filed in Las Vegas that call into question the safety of laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators. The lawsuits allege that the company knew about the unlawful levels of formaldehyde that were leaking from their products and purposefully withheld this information from customers. Formaldehyde is a dangerous chemical that has cancer-causing properties.
Lumber Liquidators is a national company with hundreds of stores located across the United States. There are stores in both Las Vegas and Henderson, so it’s possible that there are several individuals and families who unknowingly purchased the laminate flooring. Currently, the CEO of Lumber Liquidators continues to state the products are completely safe and vows to continue selling them to consumers.
Have You Been Injured by a Faulty or Unsafe Product?
If you have purchased laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators, you should immediately investigate if your flooring is unsafe. If you have suffered negative health effects due to your flooring or another product in your home, you might be able to file a product liability lawsuit, which is a type of personal injury claim. Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible will help you determine if you have a viable product liability case.
In order to win a product liability lawsuit, you will need to show that either a product was unsafe, was defective, or used deceptive marketing. In the Lumber Liquidator lawsuits that are being filed across the country, many of the plaintiffs are claiming that the company failed to disclose the potential harmful chemicals that were in the flooring. They are also alleging that the company knew its product had unsafe amounts of formaldehyde, but sold the product to customers anyway.
Whether you are bringing a product liability claim against a flooring company or any other manufacturer, you will have to show how their product also caused you injury or harm. If there was no harm from the product, you will not be able to file a lawsuit against the company. Physical injuries and adverse health effects are examples of harm that may make your case viable. However, you will also have to prove that your injuries were directly caused by the product, and this can be more difficult.
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Our practice is committed to helping individuals who have been injured or harmed by the negligence of others. Whether your injuries were caused by a traffic accident or from the negligence of a manufacturer, we will help you fight for compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
Personal injury claims are a complicated field of law, and negotiating with insurance companies and manufacturers can be extremely difficult. Our attorneys have the experience and expertise to improve your chances of getting an adequate settlement that will compensate you for your injuries.
If you have been recently injured by another party’s products, negligence, or recklessness, please set up an appointment with us today. We are ready to help you evaluate your case and recommend your next steps.