When a product deemed safe for consumer use causes you or a loved one harm, you may feel a strong need to take some kind of action. Most victims desperately need answers. They want to know how this could have happened and what they can do to lessen their suffering. These are natural responses to a negligent injury. However, the vast majority of victims simply want to make sure that no one else suffers a similar fate.
Most of you reading this would agree that defective and dangerous products should never reach the consumer market. Whether a product is defective simply by accident or because of one or more party's negligence, consumers can suffer a range of injuries from minor to severe.
Once you or a family member suffers an injury from using a defective product, you cannot go back in time and avoid the incident. The best you can do is move forward and try to make life better for the injured party. In the case of a catastrophic injury or a disability, you will no doubt experience financial hardships as you try to care for the victim.
A large number of Pennsylvania residents rely on medication to improve and even prolong their lives. Most medicines are safe for consumption because they have undergone stringent testing. However, there are occasions when a drug may harm patients or at least pose a risk of harm. When this happens, the manufacturer of the medicine and/or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may issue a recall.
Defective and dangerous products injure and kill thousands of U.S. citizens each year, many of them Pennsylvania residents. Even when product manufacturers do their best to address potential dangers, injuries can still occur. Sometimes, specific injury hazards do not become apparent until a consumer uses a product. Other times, manufacturers did not take adequate steps to address all possible risks.
No one, including injury attorneys, would ever claim that medical devices are always a risk. In fact, some of these devices prolong the lives of millions and improve the quality of life for millions more. However, many of these devices do harm patients in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, resulting in product liability lawsuits.
Many different types of defective products are responsible for thousands of injuries in Pennsylvania and other states. Examples of these products include faulty medical devices, malfunctioning auto parts and defective drugs, to name just a few.
Just about any product can pose injury risks when used improperly. Other reasons for product-related injuries revolve around defects that may arise in the design or manufacturing phase. However, products known to be unavoidably unsafe pose injury risks simply by their very nature. Many victims in Pennsylvania believe they have no legal options when injured by these products.
When a defective product causes harm, most victims feel that they are alone in their quest to resolve the situation. It seems as if no one understands what you are going through. We agree that these feelings are sometimes unavoidable, but with a pragmatic approach, you can find many people who are dedicated to supporting your cause.
Products that may present dangers to consumers must be accompanied by adequate and accurate labeling. It is the duty of manufacturers to make certain their products contain labels with information about two important elements of product use. These elements are: