Lawsuit: School Error Led To Athletes Suffering Chemical Burns

A chemical burn injury was reported by as many as forty athletes at a Maryland school after a custodian washed their uniforms in a toxic substance. Some of the football players filed lawsuits against the school district. When a burn injury is caused by the negligence of another person or company, a burn injury attorney can help injured parties recover compensation for their damages.

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Students Allege Blood Poisoning And High Fever After Chemical Burn Injury

An alleged error made by a high school employee led to chemical burns for as many as 40 Silver Spring, Maryland, football players, many of which were serious in nature. According to WJLA, Montgomery County Public Schools now faces two lawsuits filed by five students alleging the school system has been insufficient in compensating them for their injuries and pain and suffering.

The plaintiffs claimed that they suffered serious chemical burns after a school custodian washed their football uniforms in a product known as Virex 256, which is intended for cleaning blood and other bodily fluids. Affected students reported a range of troubling side effects sometime after donning the uniforms, from blood poisoning to high fever. Some students expressed dismay over the fact that they could no longer participate in athletics because of the injuries they suffered due to the incident. The two lawsuits, which cover five injured athletes, are each asking for more than $75,000 in damages, the website reported.

How a Chemical Burn Injury Attorney Can Help

If a victim suffers a burn caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

If a victim dies as a result of a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:

  • Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
  • Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
  • Funeral expenses
  • Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death

People who have been injured in a burn accident are advised to seek the advice of a chemical burn injury attorney to help them protect their legal rights.

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