You should absolutely retain an attorney. The area of law is called "product liability".
RCW 7.72 expresses the current state of statutory law regarding product liability in the State of Washington.
Case law from the courts can clarify the product liability cause of action. McKenna v. Harrison Memorial Hosp., 92 Wn. App. 119, 960 P.2d 486 (1998) (You can read appropriate cases on the MRSC website.)
Federal law can also sometimes be applicable to a products liability case.
The basic question is whether the product was not "reasonably safe."
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Yes, you may have a claim. You can find attorneys in your area by searching among the profiles here on Avvo. In the meantime, take photos.
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You may have a case. For example, I obtained a 200k settlement for a man whose skin was hypopigmented by a hair dye. The president of the company flew to my office and made the offer to avoid damage to his brand. Contact a local lawyer to represent you. Good luck.
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You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing.
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