When a product is purchased, you have the right to maintain certain expectations regarding the product. The foundation of those expectations is that the product will not cause harm to you or a loved one. That does not seem like to much to ask for from a product you intentionally chose to purchase.
Unfortunately, protecting the safety of consumers is often a bridge too far for many corporations. Our liability attorneys do not underestimate corporate negligence, after having seen far too many instances in which a defectively designed product or a manufacturing process resulted in injury or worse.
When a defective product results in injury, you have a right to pursue compensation for medical expenses and justice. Safe products that work correctly are the cornerstone of our economy, and we need to fight to prevent defective goods from undermining confidence.
Defective Products Examples
It is possible for any product to be incorrectly manufactured and cause an injury, but there are specific products that appear in the news time after time. For a host of reasons, defects found in the manufacturing process or outright design of these products result in them causing more injuries to unwitting consumers.
Product liability attorneys from our office have helped clients who have suffered an injury due to:
- Birth control devices and medications
- Hip replacement devices
- Vaginal Mesh
- Dietary supplements
- da Vinci Robotic Surgery devices
- Toys made from dangerous materials
- Flammable toys
- Toys with sharp pieces or edges
- Toys that pose a shock hazard
- Toys that present a choking hazard
- Air bags
- Automobile ignition switches
- Automobile wiring
This is by no means a complete list. Do not hesitate to contact our local office if you have been hurt by a product that is not on the defective product list above.
The Next Step After Suffering an Injury Due to a Defective Product
A product can fail for a few different reasons. There are times when the initial design was simply dangerous. The manufacturing process can also lead to faulty products.
The question of what caused the product to become defective will ultimately impact liability, but that does not affect the pain you feel after the injury has occurred. It is vital to remain calm in the aftermath and protect your rights.
If you are injured by a defective product, your immediate impulse will be to dispose of the product, but it is vital that you maintain possession of the product. Retaining ownership of the product will become a keystone in your defective product claim. A product liability attorney will need to have an expert review the product and determine the origin of the fault. You will also want to keep all records regarding purchase and acquisition of the defective product.
The sooner you request a free consultation with a product liability attorney from our office, the easier it will be to investigate the injury and make a compelling claim regarding your injury due to a defective product