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Consumer injury from a defective product? Contact us

It is common to hear about product recalls in the news. Unfortunately, it seems like every day there is another news story about a consumer injury that resulted from the use of a defective product. Such stories are shocking despite their frequent occurrence because we do not expect to be injured or harmed by the products or medical devices or prescriptions that we use on a day to day basis. Such injuries do occur, however, and the effects can often be severe and long-lasting.

Some of the products that most frequently cause harm to the consumers who use them are cars, home appliances and prescription medications or medical devices. However, toys, baby products and other products also have the potential to cause injury, harm, or death if they are not designed or manufactured properly. Design defects and manufacturing defects are dangerous to consumers because the consumers are often unaware that a defect exists until an injury occurs. It is expected that the designer or manufacturer of the product will take the necessary precautions to prevent harm to consumers.

If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. In order to receive such compensation, however, you must generally file a products liability lawsuit against the company who designed or manufactured the product. We can help you with this process, first identifying which specific type of defective product case you have. Cases involving design defects affect all products manufactured according to a specific design because it is the design that is defective. Cases involving manufacturing defects may only involve certain individual products that experience some harmful deviation due to a problem with the quality of materials used or some other factor.

Another kind of defective products case that you should be aware of is the failure to warn case. In addition to the responsibility to design and manufacture products safely, companies also have the responsibility to warn consumers about possible uses that could be dangerous. If you have been harmed or injured by a defective product, you should be not required to deal the consequences of the injury on your own. Contact us or visit our website to discover how we might be able to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve and holding companies liable for their mistakes.

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