Harmful or Dangerous Products
Cases involving product liability; dangerous drugs, such as Ambien, Lexapro or Effexor; defective medical devices, toxic materials, asbestos, lead poisoning, oil spills, product recalls, defects, baby products and kids’ toys, food contamination and food poisoning.
Dangerous and defective products cause of thousands of deaths and millions of injuries every year in the U.S.
Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Products can become defective and dangerous due to errors in design and engineering, testing, manufacturing or distribution. In addition, products can be inaccurately represented in marketing or warning labels may be inadequate or improper.
Examples of products that might be considered defective or dangerous include certain prescription drugs such as Ambien, Lexapro and Effexor; medical devices including hip and joint replacements and breast implants; baby products and kids’ toys; automobile parts such as airbags, tires, or brakes; and food contamination and food poisoning.
You have rights as a consumer if you are injured or become sick from a product that is determined to be unreasonably dangerous. Any type of product can cause harm, of course, but that does not mean that all incidents involving a product carry grounds for a product liability lawsuit. We can review your situation and discuss the relevant laws to determine if you can take legal action.
If a defective or dangerous product has harmed you or a loved one, contact Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP for a free consultation today.