What Should You Do If You Are Injured By A Defective Product?
Every year, serious injuries and fatalities are caused by dangerous or defective products. When consumer goods are sold to the public, they should be safe and suitable for their intended use. If you have been injured by a flawed product, an experienced products liability attorney can explain your legal options for recovering compensation for your damages suffered.
Manufacturers and distributors are responsible for the reasonable safety of their products and to adequately warn consumers of potential risks of harm. They must consider all of the reasonable ways a product may be used by a consumer. If an injured party relies on promises or instructions made by the manufacturer or seller of the product, which turned out to be false, the injured person likely has a products liability case.
There are thousands of consumer goods that can cause injuries. However, some of the products that commonly found to have flaws include:
- Automobiles: A car or truck is made of thousands of parts, and if any one of them is defective, it can cause serious injuries. Examples of parts that can be faulty include brakes, seatbelts, airbags, steering systems, tires and child car seats.
- Medical products: Advances in medical technology have transformed healthcare, but when these medical devices are defective, the results can be devastating. Products such as hip replacements, valve implants, faulty pacemakers and malfunctioning insulin pumps can lead to serious injuries.
- Prescription drugs: When prescription medications cause harmful side-effects, you may have a case of pharmaceutical liability. Medications such as Yaz, Actos and fentanyl pain patches are examples of potentially dangerous drugs.
If you have been injured by a faulty consumer product, contact the product liability lawyers at Rudberg Law Offices, LLC. Collectively, we have decades of experience helping injured people — and we can help you.