You bought a new toy for your child at the local store, but before you gave it to them, you read all of the warnings. It does not say anything about small parts.
What happens when twenty minutes later, your child has something in their mouth? You get it out before they could swallow it, but you see it has come from the new toy you bought them. It was a little accessory that attached to it.
Again, the label said nothing about small parts. Your child could have choked.
This is just one scenario of how product liability cases emerge, but there are thousands like it. If you need a product liability attorney in Downey, contact the Compass Law Group today.
We use thousands of products to get us through our day, though we may not even realize it. In our vehicles alone, there may be parts from over a hundred different manufacturers.
From our morning coffee to the bed we sleep in, we put so much trust in manufacturers.
Some of the most dangerous products, according the Consumer Product Safety Commission, are listed here, with number of ER visits over a year span:
Many of those injuries resulted in deaths.
Manufacturers have a duty to list all hazards associated with their products. If they do not properly label these hazards, they can be held liable for injuries. This includes listing all side effects for medications as well as having the correct dosages listed. This also means listing all ingredients in food products, including possible allergens a product may contain.
Often, a product is poorly designed and eventually ends up in the hands of thousands of consumers. This likely means the manufacturer did not test the product thoroughly enough. When the flaw is discovered, a recall should be issued, but sometimes a recall is issued too late to keep many from getting hurt.
There are times when a manufacturing problem alters a product from its original design and causes harm to consumers. Again, recalls can be issued, but will it be in time?
When we buy products for ourselves and our loved ones, the last thing on our mind is that they will cause serious harm. When they do, we need to know what to do.
It can be scary if you or a loved one have been harmed by a product you have used or consumed. You expected the product to be safe.
Instead, you have huge medical bills.
At the Compass Law Group, we believe that manufacturers should be held liable for any injuries of illnesses caused by their products. If the company was negligent in their responsibilities to consumers, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. When you need a Downey product liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
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