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Button Battery Lawsuits

Lithium coin batteries, or button batteries, are used in numerous common devices including small appliances, toys, remote controls, ornaments, cards, and key fobs. Thousands of children are treated in the emergency department yearly after swallowing button batteries or lodging button batteries in the ears or noses. When a child ingests a lithium battery, the battery produces sodium hydroxide, which can burn a hole where the battery is located. Without immediate medical attention, this can result in serious damage to the organs or death.

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Contact our Button Batter Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Button Battery cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Button Battery Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806or submit an email inquiry above.

What is Button Battery?

Button batteries are small, round batteries found in many household items that young children and infants may have access to. When a battery becomes stuck in a child’s esophagus, an electric current is generated as a result of coming into contact with saliva or other fluids. It then produces a chemical known as lye. Lye can cause burns and damage the surrounding organs, leading to permanent injury or disability.

What is Happening with Button Batteries?

Lawsuits against button battery manufacturers and sellers have become more common as serious injuries resulting from ingesting these batteries has increased. A study in 2012 noted a link between the introduction of the button battery to the market and the rise in emergency room visits by children for battery incidents. Button batteries often have no warning labels to alert parents about the dangers of ingesting the product. Some products contain button batteries that are easily removable by small children, increasing the chances of swallowing the battery. Researchers have developed a new method for coating button batteries, but some manufacturers do not use the protective coating on their products.

Button batteries pose the greatest danger to very young children. Because the batteries are small and shiny, they can be very attractive to young kids. Children five years and younger accounted for over 75% of battery-related hospital visits. Often, after a child ingests a button battery, symptoms may be mild or completely absent. In many cases, parents were unaware that their children swallowed a button battery and did not seek medical treatment in time to help their child.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/Button-Battery-Injuries-in-Children-A-Growing-Risk.aspx

https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/child-safety/button-batteries

Button Battery Side Effects and Complications

Complications of button batteries include:

  • Damage to eardrum or nasal septum;
  • Smelling and hearing disability;
  • Burning/injury to the esophagus, windpipe, lungs and blood vessels;
  • Infection;
  • Severe bleeding;
  • Permanent disability; and
  • Death

Button Battery Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Button Battery Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Button Battery cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Button Battery Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806or submit an email inquiry above.

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