Electric Shock Injuries from Defective Products
Most people are familiar with small electric shocks in the form of static electricity. However, when electrical appliances are faulty, they can cause you to suffer from electric shock injuries that are much more severe than a simple static shock.
When electrical wiring becomes exposed or comes into contact with water, it can cause the entire device to shoot you with a powerful, dangerous amount of electricity. If you or someone you know has suffered from electric shock due to a product defect, you should consult a Wisconsin product liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to discuss the facts of your case.
Damages from Electrical Shock
Slight electric shock may cause you to suffer from a tiny tingling sensation, and a strong shock can cause instant death. However, other symptoms from electric shock may include:
- Skin burns at the site of electrical entry and exit
- Internal burns on your organs
- Muscle spasms
- Heart arrhythmia
- Respiratory arrest
- Loss of consciousness/amnesia
In addition, the throes of muscle spasms or seizures can cause you to suffer from fractured bones and even spinal cord injuries.
If the current is strong enough, it can also cause permanent neurological damage. This can come in the form of peripheral nerve damage, as well as seizures and psychiatric problems such as depression and overly aggressive behavior.
Product designers and manufacturers should create their electrical appliances in ways that prevent injury to consumers. Sadly, they sometimes fail to do so. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a product defect, contact a Wisconsin product liability attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.