December 27th, 2013|
December 27, 2013
Manufacturers of the products Americans use every day have a responsibility to ensure the items they release to the market are safe. Despite this responsibility, items are sometimes made available for purchase that can cause consumers serious harm, leading to injuries and even death. The Ohio Defective Product Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain there are three major causes for faulty products, and they include:
- Insufficient Testing– Manufactures sometimes fail to examine products closely enough, which can lead to unforeseen accidents and side effects. For example, such an oversight was discovered when it was determined some metal-on-metal hip implant devices were unsafe and posed health risks to patients.
- Contamination– Products that are intended to be sterile can sometimes become adulterated by germs or objects during the manufacturing or packaging processes. Use of these products causes hundreds of injuries and fatalities per year, with a Fungal Meningitis Outbreak associated with the use of certain steroid injections being one of the most recent high-profile cases.
- Improper Warning Labels– Items have sometimes been found to not have appropriate warning labels. A lawsuit was recently filed against the maker of the toy BuckyBalls because the item did not warn parents of the dangers the toy posed to children if swallowed.
The law firm’s Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers urge anyone who has been harmed by a defective product falling into any of these categories to discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney.