When you buy or purchase a product, you expect that it will function as advertised. However, products do not always perform as they should. Whether it's a toaster oven or cancer medication, a defective product can produce potentially life-threatening conditions for the person using it. Defective products that injure a person constitute product liability. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, a person hurt by a defective product can seek monetary damages for his or her medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a defective product has harmed you, consult with a personal injury lawyer regarding your legal options.
When Product Liability Occurs
A product defect can happen during any of several production stages. Sometimes, a defect stems from an oversight regarding the product’s design. Other times, a product sustains a defect during manufacturing. Still other times, a product is defective when it is not correctly advertised. If a marketer does not disclose known harmful effects or dangers of a particular product, they can be held liable for damages that stem from that defect.
What Product Liability Causes
A defective product can cause injury in numerous ways. Product liability may happen when an item unexpectedly catches on fire and injures a person. Product liability can also occur over an extended period of time, as may transpire if a medication leads to bodily harm weeks, months, or even years after a patient has used it.
Who Product Liability Hurts
Innocent consumers become the victims of defective products everyday. Yet, unlike the major corporations making those products, many of these individuals do not have the financial resources to support themselves when they sustain an injury or fall ill. As a result, they incur high medical costs and lost wages, from which they may not be able to recover. However, a personal injury lawyer can help product liability victims receive the damages they deserve.
Fox and Fox Attorneys at Law, P.C. will aggressively pursue the manufacturers and marketers of defective products to ensure that our clients obtain the financial compensation to which they are entitled. To speak to a family attorney regarding your legal options, please call our Norristown, Pennsylvania office today at (610) 275-7990.