Button Battery Lawsuit Lawyer

Lawsuits against manufacturers of button batteries claim that individuals have been seriously injured by small, easily removable batteries that are common in many household devices and toys.

Our law firm is representing individuals who have been injured or experienced the death of a loved one as a result of ingesting button batteries.

What Do We Know About Button Battery Lawsuits?

Button batteries are used in small appliances, toys, remote controls, and key fobs. These batteries are disc-shaped, shiny, and easily accessible to young children. Each year, more than 3,500 people of all ages seek emergency treatment after ingesting button batteries or lodging them in ears and noses. Ingesting a button battery can cause severe injury or death.

Victims of button battery injuries and death have brought lawsuits against button battery manufacturers for producing and selling a dangerous product. In many cases, button batteries are easily removable and lack a protective coating to safeguard children. Button batteries often do not have warning labels that notify consumers about the dangers of ingestion.

Button Batteries + Injuries

When a button battery comes into contact with the esophagus, nasal passage, or other fluids, a current is transmitted which can cause chemical burns. Chemical burns damage tissue and lead to irreversible damage to surrounding organs (also known as necrosis). Batteries lodged in the nasal passage or esophagus must be removed within no more than two hours to avoid the risk of necrosis.

Button batteries have caused serious harm to children, including damage to the eardrum and nasal septum, injuries to the esophagus, lungs and blood vessels, widespread infection, severe bleeding, and permanent disability. Younger children are most at risk of injury or death from ingesting button batteries. Because symptoms of button battery ingestion may be minimal or non-existent, parents may not seek treatment in time to prevent serious damage.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Button Battery Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been injured by a Button Battery, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.

News Regarding Button Battery Injuries

The Senate held a hearing in November 2021 to address product safety. According to testimony at the hearing, there were 150,000 injuries and nine deaths from dangerous toys in 2020. At the hearing, Mrs. Hamsmith testified that her 18-month daughter died after swallowing a button battery. Senator Blumenthal introduced a new law to improve safety standards and warnings for button batteries.

Liability Law and Button Battery Cases

In most states, a manufacturer can be held liable for injuries if its product presents unreasonable dangers and the plaintiff can show:

  • Use of the product in the intended way;
  • That the product was defective or dangerous, that the manufacturer knew or should have known of such dangers (or that it failed to provide adequate warnings); and
  • Injury or death and/or momentary loss resulted from use of the defective product.