| Added On January 17, 2010
Too often in today’s world we find ourselves returning something to the store that we just bought because the product has either been recalled or was defective. Most of the time, it is a simple process and there was no harm, no foul and other times something else occurs.
Death and injury have transpired through defective products and the issue has become an epidemic through-out the last thirty years as technology has only gotten smarter and medicine has grown wiser to treat most conditions. Most of us buy products from the store once or twice a week and do not think much about how it was designed, manufactured or even how it was moved to the store we bought it at. Instead, we buy a product and take it home ready to use it.
It is not until we have become sick, injured or sadly even worse that a person begins to think about the product they have purchased. Defective products are in every store and they comes in many different forms such as over-the-counter medicine, pharmaceutical medicine, baby items, house-hold items, toys, vehicles and of course food. Yearly, there is an abundance of food recalled for some sort of food poisoning, by the time the product has been fully recalled; half the nation has already gotten sick.
Strollers, car seats and toys are most widely recalled because something has been found in their manufacturing process such as lead or there is something located on the stroller which can be harmful to a baby. Vehicles are most commonly recalled for something small but harmful such as a floor mat that is too long and interferes with a gas pedal.
Manufacturing companies take their needed steps to produce their products effectively but sometimes a product just comes out defective. Most of the time, a drug that had been approved by the FDA comes back years later as a harmful drug that has already killed hundreds of people or left them with a terminal illness.
If you have found yourself one of the many people who have obtained a defective product and have been hurt or the family member of someone affected by a defective product, then you could have a product liability on your hands.
Your very first step is too call the U.S. Product Safety Commission and report the defective product. Then you should hire a lawyer. When hiring a lawyer it is best to go with one who is most experienced in the genre of your case, so in this situation look for an experienced product liability lawyer.
Your lawyer will not only help you receive a settlement for your pain and suffering, they will also help to make sure the defective product is taken off the market.
You never know when a product you are buying could be defective. It is a gamble we all take when we buy something from the store. To help protect yourself, read the package and instructions fully before you use the product. You can also call the U.S. Product Safety Commission to see if there have been any recalls on a product. If you have been a victim of a faulty product please call The Law Offices of Ledger & Associates @ 800-300-0001 for a Free 90minute Consultation.