Flammable Furniture Lawsuits
Consumers have been in the dark about the dangers of polyurethane foam yet flammable furniture has been known to the furniture industry and the federal government for decades.
According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, polyurethane foam in furniture is responsible for 30 percent of U.S. deaths from fires each year. Unfortunately, the furniture industry has failed to regulate itself and has fought attempts to require flame-retardant treatments or other changes that would make furniture safer.
Your easy chair or comfy couch is no longer the harmless, cozy piece of furniture that you perceive it to be. A house fire that starts with polyurethane foam instantly reaches the point where everything in the room is burning very quickly. You and your family only have a few crucial minutes to escape a flammable couch polyurethane foam fire before your house or apartment becomes a blazing inferno.
As bad as the fire can be, the burning polyurethane foam emits a gas called hydrogen cyanide, which is poisonous to humans. Hydrogen cyanide is so toxic that it was in Nazi death camps during World War II.
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Toxic smoke inhalation causes more deaths in fires than burn injuries. Inhaling hydrogen cyanide smoke also compounds the danger of the fire, due to its disorienting effects by cutting off oxygen to the body, suffocating victim within minutes. A person who inhales this hydrogen cyanide smoke may become incapacitated almost immediately, losing his ability to respond to the emergency in enough time to escape.
In most states, strict flammability standards for furniture only exist in public places, such as hospitals, airplanes, and prisons. The federal government does not have flammability standards for furniture other than mattresses.
If you have been injured in a house or apartment fire caused by flammable furniture or your family has died from toxic smoke or burn injuries, you may be eligible for a flammable couch lawsuit.Monheit Law has a successful track record of fighting for what is right for victims of flammable couch fires.
Please contact Monheit Law for your free legal consultation so we may evaluate the facts. If you decide to retain us and we decide to take your case, it will be on a contingency basis which means if we don’t win the unsafe product/wrongful death lawsuit for you – Monheit Law does not get paid. We’re motivated to win and seek justice on your behalf.