When you purchase a product, you expect that it is safe and will not cause harm if used properly. Sometimes, however, dangerous products are released. These products can cause harm and damage property, even when used properly. If you have been hurt due to a defective product, a product defects lawyers can represent you and help you recover for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Some product defects occur in major products, like vehicles. In these cases, defective products can cause accidents or, in the case of defective airbags, can cause severe bodily harm in the event of an accident. But even household products and toys can cause injuries. Numerous children, for example, have been burned while using cooking devices for children. Other devices have proven to be choking hazards despite not being labeled as such. Manufacturers should be held responsible when they do not warn consumers about potential hazards and accidents occur.
Products that are not labeled with appropriate warnings may also cause injuries. For example, if a product is potentially flammable or represents a choking hazard, it should be labeled appropriately. Also, if a toy should be kept out of the hands of children under a certain age, it should be labeled to indicate that. Sometimes, in a rush to market, manufacturers fail to adequately test products or anticipate accidents that may occur. If a consumer is ultimately injured, the manufacturer may be held responsible.
At the Ochs Law Firm, we believe that manufacturers should be held responsible when injuries occur due to defects or lack of proper warnings. If you or a loved one were injured due to a problem product, contact us today for expert representation.