Buckyballs Magnet Toy Sets have been linked to nearly 3,000 injuries and at least one death. When swallowed or accidentally inhaled by children, Buckyballs can cause perforation of the stomach and/or intestines, intestinal blockage, blood poisoning and death.
Free Buckyballs Magnet Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one suffered a Buckyballs magnet toy injury, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Buckyballs magnet sets and we can help.
Buckyball Magnet Injuries
Buckyballs are made of carbon atoms that are linked together in the same patterns you find on a soccer ball, which gives the magnet its spherical structure. However, Buckyballs are dangerous because small children may think they are candy, and older children may use them as faux facial piercings. When they are swallowed, Buckyballs can cause:
- Perforations of the stomach and/or intestines
- Intestinal blockage
- Blood poisoning
As a result of these problems, a nationwide Buckyballs Magnet Recall was announced on May 27, 2010. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the magnet sets were labeled “Ages 13+”, and did not meet requirements which specify that such powerful magnets cannot be sold to children under 14. Since the recall, Buckyballs have been repackaged and labeled for use for teens and adults age 14 and older. Unfortunately, these products continue to be linked to serious injuries in children and young adults.
About Buckyballs Class Action Lawsuits
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Buckyballs Class Action Suit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been injured after swallowing Buckyballs magnets.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Buckyballs Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Buckyballs Magnet Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Buckyballs Magnet Toy Injury Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Buckyballs Magnet Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured after swallowing Buckyballs, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Buckyballs Magnet Suit and we can help.