RJW Provide Update on Sofa Rash Compensation Case
on: October 27, 2008, 5:19 am
Release Author: Joanne Oakes
Release Summary: RJW has reported on the latest hearing in the
sofa burns group litigation
Release Body: RJW, a leading national firm of
solicitors, has reported on the latest hearing in the 'sofa burns'
group litigation which took place at the Royal Courts
of Justice in London.
far around 3000 people have been affected by the sofa
rash and other allergic skin reactions and burns after purchasing
sofas containing the anti-mould agent Dimethyl Fumarate
(DMF) and are pursuing claims against Argos,
Land of Leather and Walmsley's Furnishing, as well as
a number of other retailers.
was ruled that further investigation into the medical evidence
was necessary and that more clarity over affected sofa models
and batch numbers was needed for those seeking sofa
was also revealed that a major advertising campaign would hit
the press and continue throughout October, in order to alert the
public to the potential link between skin
injury and rashes and affected sofas.
addition, those who have already brought sofa
rash claims through a solicitor should expect to receive a
postal questionnaire in the next couple of months which must be
returned as soon as possible in order to assess the viability
of their claim.
Langton, the RJW partner in charge of the sofa litigation
said; "The judge has made it clear he wants all the defendants
to clarify their position on accepting liability. We should then
be able to make good progress towards settling cases so consumers
get proper financial redress as soon as possible. Anyone who thinks
they may have been affected needs to join in the proceedings urgently
if they want to get the benefit of the group action."
The next hearing in the case is
due to take place in December.
Russell Jones & Walker
Russell Jones & Walker is a leading national firm of solicitors
dedicated to upholding the legal rights of individuals. From the
firms foundation in the 1920s the focus has and continues to be,
people and those who represent them.
firm has grown from its trade union roots into a respected national
organisation with nine offices across England and Wales, and an
associated office in Scotland.
reputation of Russell Jones & Walker is built on the range
of expertise offered by its partners and staff and on the scope
of their practical experience.
Solicitors represents clients across a range of areas from personal
injury work to commercial and criminal litigation; from employment
to defamation and reputation management; and from clinical negligence
to family law.
Case Number 604759.2
Details: Russell Jones & Walker
Russell Jones and Walker
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