All of us use more products than we can count during the day that we just assume they are all safe. However, if you or a loved one are injured and need a product liability lawyer, we are here to help. The team at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. understands that these cases can become complex, but we are ready to fight for the compensation you need. Let us handle the insurance companies and other parties so you can focus on recovering.
What can make a product defective?
We want to begin this discussion by letting you know that there are various ways in which a product you use or consume could become faulty or defective. This can include:
- A poor product design
- A mistake during manufacturing
- Problems with a product’s label
If a product has a poor design that is not discovered when it is being tested, or if the testing was inadequate, then consumers could be seriously harmed. Likewise, a product that is altered from its design when it is being manufactured can pose just as much risk to consumers.
However, a perfectly good product can still cause harm to consumers if it has an incorrect label. This happens when:
- Ingredient lists are incomplete or do not include possible allergens
- Side effects are not included on medications
- Hazards the product could pose are not present
- Dosages are not correct on medications
- A product’s instructions are not correct or are missing steps
Companies and manufacturers do not set out to produce defective products. That is not in their best interests. However, if you look at the website that tracks current recalls throughout the country, you will see that there are hundreds of products that span all industries under recall.
Would it scare you if we said that the problem is bigger than recalls?
Not all faulty products make it to the recall list, at least not right away. There are cases where products have caused numerous injuries or fatalities before they make it to the recall level. There are even times when the harmful effects of some products are not discovered until years after they have been on the market.
If you are hurt by a defective product
Even though we see product recall news all the time, we never expect that it could happen to us. However, if you or a loved one have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a company or manufacturer, the The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are ready to help.
We will thoroughly investigate this incident and work to determine the extent of the problem with this product. Our goal is to recover the compensation you deserve, including:
- The cost of your current and future medical bills
- Recovery of income lost if you are unable to work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible