Even though there may be liability, without significant damages, it will be difficult to find a lawyer to handle. You should consider contacting the company and asking what you can get in exchange for a release. Hope you kept the plastic and the can. If not, your chances of recovery, in court or by settlement, go way down.
Thank goodness you had no serious medical damage.
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You would have a claim but the valuation of the claim may be very limited. Talk to an attorney in the Philly area.
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Although it appears you have a viable liability claim, you really have no damages. I know this is hard to fathom, but its the way it is. Thank God you are ok, and that a claim is not being brought on behalf of your estate.
They may be liable. However, without damages it would not make sense to bring a case.
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You were sold an adulterated, defective product. Not only can there be liability against the manufacturer but there would also be liability against the distributor and the seller for selling a defective product--even if they did not know it was adulterated. However, without an injury there is no viable claim to bring. The law does not recognize what could have or might have happened, only what did happen. Fortunately from what your write, it does not appear you were injured.
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