Hundreds of people awarded burns and scarring compensationHundreds of people who sustained burns and scarring due to faulty sofas are to receive personal injury compensation settlements, it has been revealed.
Some 408 people across the UK are set to receive damages of £1,800 each after they suffered various skin complaints because of the presence of dimethyl fumarate in furniture that was manufactured in China before being sold by retailers such as Land of Leather and Argos.
The High Court ruled that the pain caused by ailments such as blistering meant that the customers were entitled to compensation and Russell Jones & Walker represented many of the affected parties in the case.
Richard Langton, senior partner at the law firm, which operates in all legal sectors, told WalesOnline.co.uk: "Because of the irresponsible use of a chemical, thousands of consumers have suffered serious and painful health problems. All have been upset that household goods could hurt them in their own home."
Posted by Craig Williams
16/12/2010 16:53SHARE THIS