Temple, PA asked in Products Liability for Pennsylvania

Q: Sick after purchase of rug, endoscopy,blood work now and an aids test coming up. Infection in throat. Who is responsible

Returned the rug and was perfectly normal health prior to this,but after rug was bought I began feeling awful in the lungs and throat. Had a routine throat scope to find out there is yeast in my esophagus. Is this just a buyer beware? Or would Ollie’s be responsible for selling rugs with contaminants within its fibers?

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Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi
Answered
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You would have to have the rug you purchased tested to see if it was the cause of your problems. Since you returned the rug you will not be able to test it.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You would need an expert who could determine if what you had came from the rug. As it's been returned you can't have that, but even if you could the costs of an expert opinion are very high and the law says it's on you to show that what you had came from the rug and not coincidentally from something else. I'm not hearing that anyone has made a final diagnosis so it would be difficult for you to claim "the rug did this" without knowing what "this" was .

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