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Q: Should I start a lawsuit

October 12, 2009 | By Florasbabies | 7 answers | Expired: 1822 days ago

We bought a cleaning product that was "pet safe." The company changed the product and it is no longer "pet safe." We found this out the hard way with our cat. The only difference with the outside of the product packaging was one word in the name. Same size, color,price. That's why we didn't know it was changed until after problems began. In the pamphlet inside the box it never actually said it was not pet safe. I found this out by researching the product ingredients. We have had over $500 in vet bills because of this. Pain and suffering doesn't apply in lawsuits with a pet. Too bad with that because I've been stressed over the whole situation and every time my cat had a seizure. Should I just get over my anger with this company or take it further with a lawsuit?

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L M.
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Oct 20, 2009

I would certainly do something. I had to pursue a company once because their TREATS nearly killed my cat. Amazingly, she lived another four years (was never quite the same, though) after that horrible time in the emergency hospital. Sorry about what happened.

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Crystal F.
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Oct 17, 2009

I think you should contact a lawyer and sue them for your vet bills. Maybe they will realize the pain and agony that their product causes animals. I am glad to hear your pet is doing better

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DevilDawg
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Oct 13, 2009

First of all, contact a good attorney then proceed from that point. I hope that your cat is on to better health. It's horrible when these things happen.

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Oct 13, 2009

I agree with daryl and jillian, you should definitely sue and fight it as much as you can but don't go into it without your homework done. Not only research cases in progress, look for similar cases, the verdicts, what was needed to present the case, what laws were called into effect concerning things like truth in advertising, so on and so forth. Then I would call all the lawyers in your area and see if any have a history of fighting corporate cases or business law. Maybe they would start a class action suit and let others with the same problem with said products get involved to make a stronger case. If you have an old bottle or package of the product that was pet safe I would keep it and the new package so you can have on hand the difference in packaging and mislabeling. I sincerely hope your cat gets better and you figure out the best way to get this taken care of. Best wishes, good luck, and I will keep you and your cat in my prayers.

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Jillian
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Oct 12, 2009

do an internet search to look for any lawsuits in progress. normally these things go nowhere w/o being backed by the masses, but if you had this problem, many other people have as well. is it swifter wet? i've heard of many animals dying from that product and now they're hell-bent on saying it never happened.
any product that leaves traces should be gone over w/water. the cleaning product i use for my counters has bleach in it, so i re-wash everything w/a wet sponge and wipe it down w/paper towels. animals will lick their paws and ingest this stuff, but some animals are also attracted to the product itself and will lick the counters or floors.

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Denise L.
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Oct 12, 2009

I agree with daryl: sue them to make it more obvious that the product has changed in some way, besides changing the small print. It IS extremely sad that pain & suffering in pets isn't quite recognized by the law, like it should be! I hope your cat is getting better & that you sue their butts big time! I'm hating corporations more & more because they don't care about the consumer or their pets, like they claim!

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daryl b.
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Oct 12, 2009

i think kit would be more productive to sue them to change the label to not safe for pets. the amt you could win in sueing them for money would help you pay your vet bill but sueing them for the label could help thousands

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