Common Defective Products And Injuries
Defective products are responsible for over 30 million injuries each year. Products can be defective and cause injury because of the way they are designed, manufactured, or labeled. From your hair dryer to your car, any consumer product that is defective in some way has the potential to cause serious injury.
The most common types of defective products include:
- Defective vehicles. Defective automobiles pose a serious threat to safety because the defects can lead to car accidents that injure not only the owner of the car, but passengers, pedestrians, and others on the roadway. Car defects are wide ranging and may include brakes, airbags, tires, or even the overall stability of the vehicle as is the case in many top heavy SUVs.
- Medical devices. Medical devices, such as hip implants or pacemakers, should make a patient’s life better. However, defective devices can significantly reduce quality of life, worsen a patient’s condition, and even result in death.
- Children’s products. From toys to bedding to car seats, you expect that the products you buy your children will enrich their lives. Sadly defective children’s products can cause debilitating and long-term injuries to children.
- Household products. Ranging from household cleaning supplies to the stove you cook on, household products can cause severe injury when they are mislabeled with improper warnings or instructions or designed with a flaw, such as the IKEA dressers that could topple onto small children. Electric appliances have the potential to cause house fires or electrocution.
- Contaminated food. If you have ever had the misfortune of having food poisoning, you understand one of the ways contaminated food can cause injury. Contaminated foods can cause severe illness and death.
To check for recalls on the products you own, you can visit USRecallNews.com. However, be aware that a product can be defective even if it has not been placed on recall.
Defective products can cause a wide range of injuries including, among other things:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Heart Attack
- Other Medical Conditions and Diseases
Device manufacturers should be held liable for the injuries that consumers suffer at the hands of their products. An experienced product liability lawyer can help you and your family pursue the justice and the compensation you deserve if you have been injured by a defective product.