Flammable clothing made in foreign countries can have devastating effects to families here in the USA according to Herndon Virginia burn injury lawyer Doug Landau

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All clothing will burn given enough heat or exposure to flames. For example, in a case handled successfully by Doug Landau on behalf of a “Disney on Ice” pyrotechnical engineer, his clothing caught fire because as he attempted to destroy plastic explosives in the Texas dessert, not because of any defect in his garments. We won his workers compensation claim and he went on to recover from his severe burn injuries and the make explosions for the heavy metal rock group “Kiss” in South America and “Toy Story” on ice.

When a fabric does not meet minimal standards, it will ignite and cause devastating injuries. Some defective fabrics or clothes will ignite with only a spark. In those cases, the manufacturer, seller and/or supplier may be held accountable for the burn injuries to the innocent victim. As with ALL product liability cases, prompt investigation is key to the ultimate success of any lawsuit.Some of the worst and most painful injuries we have seen at ABRASMS LANDAU, Ltd. involve burn injuries. Flammable clothing and pajamas can cause serious and permanent injury and death. Clothing meant to be sold to the general public must comply with the Flammable Fabrics Act. Many clothing products have been recalled because they don not comply with the standards of the Flammable Fabrics Act. In evaluating any burn injury case involving a potentially defective garment, we ask, “Does the clothing meet national fire retardant standards ?”

DSCF3658.JPGAll clothing will burn given enough heat or exposure to flames. For example, in a case handled successfully by Doug Landau on behalf of a “Disney on Ice” pyrotechnical engineer, his clothing caught fire because as he attempted to destroy plastic explosives in the Texas dessert, not because of any defect in his garments. We won his workers compensation claim and he went on to recover from his severe burn injuries and the make explosions for the heavy metal rock group “Kiss” in South America and “Toy Story” on ice.

When a fabric does not meet minimal standards, it will ignite and cause devastating injuries. Some defective fabrics or clothes will ignite with only a spark. In those cases, the manufacturer, seller and/or supplier may be held accountable for the burn injuries to the innocent victim. As with ALL product liability cases, prompt investigation is key to the ultimate success of any lawsuit.

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