A product may be defective in its design, manufacturing, or marketing. Unfortunately, these errors can have a serious impact on the user. Injuries due to defective products can be difficult to identify, and unfortunately, they go unidentified more often than you might think.
For instance, car accidents may be the result of defective brakes or another defective part. Illnesses may be due to foods that are unsafe to consume. Read on to find out some of the most common defective products and what you can do if you believe a defective product has caused you harm. Ohio and Kentucky product liability laws protect you; let one of our lawyers help you to take advantage of that protection.
Common Defective Products
Some products are more prone to defects than others. If you have suffered an injury or an illness due to one of the following items, you might have what is known as a product liability claim. You should seek legal counsel and representation in order to pursue fair compensation.
Cars are commonly recalled due to faulty parts posing great risks to their passengers. However, not all defects are caught in time, and many innocent people are injured as a result. We can analyze the details of your car accident and identify any and all contributing factors, including defective car parts.
Drugs and Medical Devices
Most medications, over-the-counter and prescription, have side effects. Drug companies are required to properly warn users of any and all side effects. However, this is not always the case. Warnings may be inadequate, and some side effects may not yet have been discovered. If you know someone who has suffered or died due to an unknown side effect of a drug, you may have a product liability claim. A personal injury attorney can fight for the compensation you deserve, for you and for your family. Even if the side effect was listed in the literature that came with the drug, you may still have a claim. It is impossible to know until you involve an attorney, so do not hesitate.
Medications and medical devices can be extremely dangerous. They are made to be powerful, but because of this, they have a greater risk for causing severe problems as well. If you have used any of the following drugs or devices, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. You may not know of any complications yet, but you are in danger of developing problems.
- Transvaginal/pelvic mesh
- Low-testosterone treatments
- Actos, diabetes drugs, and other medications containing pioglitazone
Medical devices may also be the cause of a product liability claim. They are required to undergo extensive testing before they are admitted into practice; however, things can go wrong, and when they do, they can cause serious injuries and possibly death.
Food is often recalled due to dangerous contamination. If you or someone you know has suffered an illness or has died due to a contaminated food, you may have a product liability claim and therefore may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages.
Believe it or not, there is a reason toys have age restrictions. Many toys can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong person. If your child has been harmed due to a toy, it is important to talk with a lawyer to see if your child’s injuries are the result of defective design, manufacturing, or marketing.
Although these are the most common defective products, they are not the only products prone to defects. Appliances, electronics, cosmetics—no matter the product, if you have been injured, you should seek legal advice.
Information about Product Recalls
If you are wondering about a certain product and whether or not you were injured because of it, there are a couple sites you can visit for information. First, you might check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for recent recalls. You might also check the FDA’s website or the local and national news.
If you do see the product in question on the list, you should return it to the store from which you purchased it, contact your doctor, and speak with one of our attorneys immediately.
Call a Personal Injury Attorney for Your Product Liability Claim
When suing for a defective product, you are going up against major companies. It can get very complex and overwhelming very quickly. You need someone who knows what to expect and how to handle these kinds of situations. The lawyers at Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. can defend your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call now to speak with Bob Klingler about your product liability claim.