If your hair falls out from a defective product, try not to panic. In this instance, consult with a doctor so you can undergo an evaluation and identify the root cause of the product. From here, you can seek out help from a product liability attorney if your hair loss may be related to a defective product.
At Shelly Leeke Law Firm, we can help you win or settle a defective product lawsuit in South Carolina. To get started, meet with an experienced product liability lawyer from our team. Our lawyer can examine your case and help you seek damages from anyone responsible for your hair loss.
Why You Should File a Lawsuit if Your Hair Falls Out Due to a Defective Product
People across the United States have seen their hair fall out and are suing hair care product manufacturers. For example, several plaintiffs are seeking more than $75,000 in damages from hair care brand Olaplex as part of a product liability lawsuit. The plaintiffs are claiming Olaplex sold unsafe products that damaged their hair.
Before you file a defective product lawsuit, consult with a doctor to verify a faulty product may have contributed to your hair loss. The doctor can also offer tips and recommendations to help you treat any health issues that may be related to your use of a faulty product. If you receive any treatments, keep any documents relating to them, as they may be used as evidence in your lawsuit.
Following a consultation with a doctor set up a date and time to engage with a product liability lawyer. You can connect with an attorney that has previously helped their clients secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. This lawyer can help you decide if you should file a product liability lawsuit.
How to Determine the At-Fault Parties that Caused Your Hair to Fall Out from a Defective Product
A product manufacturer or seller can be held accountable for a defective hair care product. Regardless of how many parties you sue in a defective product case, you must be able to prove liability. This requires you to gather evidence to show that one or more parties were negligent and caused your hair to fall out.
In a product liability case, it pays to partner with an attorney that knows how to collect and analyze evidence. This attorney can teach you about the different types of evidence you can use to support your request for damages, including:
- The defective product and any packaging or instructions
- The receipt that shows when and where you purchased the product
- Medical records that highlight the severity of your injury and any treatments you have received
- Information about any recalls involving the product
- Photos and videos of the product and/or you using the product
Your attorney will help you gather compelling evidence you can present during your trial. If you maintain a large collection of strong evidence, you may be able to overwhelm the defendant. In this instance, the defendant may be inclined to present a settlement offer in the hopes of avoiding a trial.
What to Do if You Get a Settlement Offer After Your Hair Falls Out from a Faulty Product
You are under no obligation to accept a settlement offer in a product liability case. However, it is a good idea to review the offer and consider what can happen if you approve it. If you understand all that an offer encompasses, you can make an informed decision about it.
A product liability lawyer can help you assess the pros and cons of accepting a settlement proposal. Your lawyer will not push you to accept the proposal. Rather, your attorney can provide unbiased insights into the proposal so you can make a decision that serves you well.
If you decide a settlement proposal does not meet your expectations, your attorney can notify the defendant. Next, your attorney will keep you up to date on any other settlement proposals prior to your trial date. If no settlement is reached, you will present your product liability case to a judge or jury.
How a Judge or Jury Treats a Product Liability Lawsuit
Many product liability cases are settled outside the courtroom. If your case goes to trial, a judge or jury will listen to what you and the defendant have to say. Each party has the opportunity to present evidence and dispute any claims against them.
A judge or jury does not rush to make a decision in a product liability case. All information provided by the parties involved in the case is considered. Then, a judge or jury renders a decision, and the plaintiff finds out if any damages will be awarded.
If a judge or jury finds a defendant is guilty of providing you with a product that caused your hair to fall out, you may be awarded full damages. In this instance, the court rules in your favor. The defendant is required to provide compensation due to the harm they caused, and your case is closed.
How to Select a Product Liability Attorney
It can be challenging to choose a product liability lawyer to represent you and your best interests. Yet, there are several things you can do to speed up your search for the right product liability lawyer. These include:
- Share your legal concerns and questions. Meet with a lawyer to discuss your product liability case and get insights into how the attorney will handle your case.
- Check out an attorney’s client testimonials. Find out what past clients are saying about an attorney and their approach to product liability cases.
- Evaluate a lawyer’s experience. Select an attorney that knows the ins and outs of product liability law and is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help you resolve your case.
If you want to seek damages against anyone that sold you a product that caused your hair to fall out, Shelly Leeke Law Firm can help. To learn more or request a free consultation, please contact us today.