If you’ve suffered a chemical burn from an Icy Hot roll-on or other Icy Hot product, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you’ve experienced. These topical painkillers cause pain and burns for many consumers, and these side effects have led to numerous lawsuits across the country. Does your Icy Hot burn or adverse reaction qualify you to take legal action?

Icy Hot Uses

As a well-known brand, many people have heard of Icy Hot and the merchandise they sell. The company offers various topical analgesic products that claim to address complaints associated with muscle strains, cramps, sprains, and arthritis by producing a cooling and warming sensation. The brand’s products are available as roll-ons, creams, patches, gels, and sprays. Icy Hot’s active ingredients of menthol and methyl salicylate cause little blood vessels to dilate, causing increased blood flow to the affected area.

Despite the company’s claim to be a pain-relieving brand, numerous consumers experienced issues after using the roll-on applicator. Icy Hot roll-on side effects can include:

  • Rashes and hives

  • Increased pain

  • Red, swollen, or cracking skin

  • Itching

  • Burns and blisters

Icy Hot can burn your skin and cause damage to skin tissue. These chemical burns can become severe if the product is not removed immediately and may even require hospitalization.

Icy Hot Lawsuit

Icy Hot has faced legal trouble for using false advertising and misleading statements and failing to provide sufficient warnings about the dangers of its products. The Food and Beverage Administration (FDA) previously issued a statement to caution the public about using over-the-counter topic pain relievers due to the risk of serious burns. Companies have obligations to consumers, and when these duties are not fulfilled, legal action is often necessary to compensate those injured by a company’s products.

Product Liability in California

Cases against companies like Icy Hot for damage caused by products fall into the legal area of personal injury and, more specifically, product liability. California law states that anyone who designs, manufactures, or sells a product may be liable for injuries if that product is defective. The elements of a product liability claim are:

  • That the person or company named in your suit was involved in the design, creation, or sale of a defective product

  • That you used the product properly

  • That the defective product caused you harm

You may also be able to file a product liability claim in California for a defective warning on a product. In these cases, the injured party must be able to show the following:

  • That the person or entity named in the suit manufactured, distributed, or sold the product in question

  • That there were potential risks in using the product in a reasonably foreseeable way

  • That consumers would not be able to recognize the dangers of the product

  • That the person or entity named in the suit failed to provide an adequate warning to consumers regarding the risks

  • That this failure to warn consumers led to the injured party being harmed

Filing a Lawsuit Against Icy Hot

If you bought an Icy Hot roll-on applicator and suffered an allergic reaction, burn, or other damaging side effect, contact The Accident Network Law Group. Having an experienced personal injury attorney fighting for you increases your chances of a positive case outcome. You typically only have two years from the time of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. If this time period lapses, you may lose your right to recover compensation for your injuries.

From medical bills, missed work, and pain and suffering, a personal injury lawsuit can go a long way toward helping you recover. Whether you’ve had an allergic reaction or experienced a burn from using Icy Hot, a product liability attorney may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

The Accident Network Law Group has been advocating for injured clients in California for over a decade. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.