Button Cell Battery Side Effects
Lithium Battery Injury Claims
These batteries are very dangerous products and are a serious potential danger to children. These lithium batteries are commonly called a "Button Battery". This battery is extremely small.
The problem is that children are swallowing these batteries. This can cause serious problems because the ingestion can be mistakenly diagnosed as an upper respiratory infection when in fact the battery can be lodged in the respiratory tract and the batteries chemicals can burn through the child's esophagus causing aortic rupture and similar fatal injuries. All this because of new technology of smaller and thinner batteries. More children are swallowing these thin button lithium batteries as the batteries grow smaller and smaller.
Parents should be aware of this hidden danger. We are investigating these cases in all 50 states. If your child swallows a small button cell battery - the kind found in camcorders, digital cameras, iPod chargers, bathroom scales, even musical greeting cards - they can cause a tiny hole in the esophagus and can cause permanent damage to the surrounding organs.
Nearly 3500 cases of button cell battery ingestion are reported each year to poison control centers. Sadly, the new lithium cell batteries are stronger and are more likely to cause internal organ damage. The National Capital Poison Center in Washington DC has stated that the ingestion of button cell batteries has increased 700% over the past several years.
We do not want this to occur to your child. If it does, please contact us. We have gathered together the highest experienced team of expert witnesses and doctors on the button battery issue. Sadly, the larger stronger lithium cell batteries cause even more serious complications.
Remember: the batteries that pose the greatest danger are those with the imprinted number 20, which stands for 20 millimeters. These are stronger and larger than older models. Batteries numbered 2032, 2025, and 2016 are responsible for more than 90% of serious injuries to small children.
This is an unfortunate new case of technology's unintended consequences.
There should be a simple and inexpensive solution such as lead alert on the battery or to design a sliding double latch made of hard plastic to lock the battery in the battery compartments of an electronic device.
It would therefore take two hands to unlatch and a small child or toddler could not unlatch it.
If you or your loved one suffered this tragic battery ingestion, please contact one of our case specialists at 1-800-718-4658. We are investigating button battery, lithium battery ingestion cases in all 50 states.
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