Bras sold by Victoria’s Secret have been the subject of numerous complaints by women who say they sustained serious and painful rashes, hives and scarring as a result of their Victoria’s Secret bras. Preliminary investigation of these claims have revealed that some Victoria’s Secret Bras tested positive for the chemical formaldehyde. Exposure to this toxin could be behind these Victoria’s Secret bra injuries.
If you or someone you know suffered a rash, hives, scarring or some other skin injury from a Victoria’s Secret Bra, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact one of our Victoria’s Secret Bra Injury Lawyers right away to protect your legal rights.
Victoria’s Secret Bra Injury Lawsuit
In 2008, an Ohio woman filed suit against Victoria’s Secret, alleging she became “utterly sick” after she wore her new Angels Secret Embrace and Very Sexy Extreme Me Push-Up bras. In her lawsuit, the plaintiff said the rash she suffered was “red hot to the touch, burning and itching.”
A lab test of Victoria’s Secret bras like the ones worn by the plaintiff showed the presence of formaldehyde in the fabric. Formaldehyde is used in the textile industry to make fabrics crease-resistant. It is possible that women who have experienced rashes, hives and scarring from Victoria’s Secret bras are allergic to formaldehyde.
Since that lawsuit was filed, our Victoria’s Secret bra injury lawyers have heard from hundreds of women with similar experiences. We are currently investigating the filing of a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of women injured by these toxic bras.
Formaldehyde Allergy Symptoms
Allergy to clothing is quite common. The reaction is due to the contact of clothing to the skin. People can develop formaldehyde allergy reactions (allergic skin disease and hives) through skin contact with solutions of formaldehyde or non-crease clothing containing formaldehyde.
The symptoms of a formaldehyde skin allergy include:
- Eczema type lesions at the site of intimate contact with clothing.
- In the preliminary stages, clothing allergy appears as a pruritic erythematous papulovesicular eruption which
gradually becomes chronic and lichen like if not timely diagnosed and treated.
- Presence of red, macerated skin on the waistband area. This rash can become secondarily infected with bacterial organisms in hot, humid environments.
- Itching at the site of contact.
- In some cases, people allergic to formaldehyde in clothing may experience itching and tearing eyes and,
shortness of breath.
Legal Help for Victims of Toxic Victoria’s Secret Bras
If you or someone you know have suffered from rashes, hives or scarring that you believe was caused by formaldehyde in a Victoria’s Secret Bra, you have valuable legal rights. Please fill out our online form, or call 1-800 YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to discuss your case with one of or Victoria’s Secret Bra injury lawyers.