Due to the potential risks of typical over-the-counter oral treatments, some parents may use organic or homeopathic substitutes to treat their teething children and babies. While the ingredients found in organic oral remedies may be “benzocaine free,” some parents claim that the use of organic teething gel pods could potentially lead to serious injury. Parents and families of children injured or harmed by an organic teething gel pod may be able to seek compensation with the help of a product liability attorney.
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FDA Previously Warned of Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels
Benzocaine is an anesthetic ingredient found in many over-the-counter topical pain relievers and oral ointments. While benzocaine is generally non-toxic when used as recommended, it is not recommended for use in children under the age of two due to possible adverse effects. As an alternative, organic teething gel pods often claim to offer relief to teething babies without the use of benzocaine.
While natural, organic ingredients may seem safe to use, a parent reported purchasing organic teething gel pods after her one-year-old son began teething. After using the product, she noticed that her son’s eye became a little swollen and worsened when he woke up the next morning. As a result, the mother took her son to the hospital where he was admitted into the ICU due to severe high blood pressure.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has previously warned parents and families about the risks associated with homeopathic teething tablets and gels. According to the agency’s warning, “[c]onsumers should seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething tablets or gels.” Additionally, the FDA is continuing to investigate these types of products but does not approve their safety or efficacy.
How an Attorney Can Help
Product makers, including those whose products are made with organic ingredients, have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Parents and families of infants injured by organic teething gel pods may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed by a defective product may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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