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History and overview of products liability cases

Products liability is a relatively new area of law and cause of action (a cause of action is a valid legal reason to hold someone accountable for some action or inaction). Products liability was created as a result of the mass production and sale of items. People were injured spread across the country. Unfortunately, because there are so many steps from raw material to finished product and eventually sold on a shelf, that there is no way the victim can ascertain which party is ultimately responsible. The result was that the various defendants would play a shell game, confounding victims and frustrating the administration of justice.

Humidifiers recalled after causing 450 fires

Millions of dehumidifiers are being recalled after they were found to be responsible for more than 450 fires. The company is also being accused of "misrepresenting" the problem to the Consumer Product Safety Commission; they said the dehumidifiers had caused $4.5 million in property damage. The real figure is closer to $20 million.

Orthopedic company accused of failing to recall defective product

One of the scariest thoughts of many Americans is that of suffering through the aftermath of a medical mistake. In Ohio and other states, such mistakes are often made by doctors during surgery or pharmacists when packaging medications. One rarely thinks of a detrimental medical mistake being made by an orthopedics company. When a customer is implanted with a dangerous product, however, or has a defective product placed in them during surgery, that's exactly where the blame often falls.

Categorizing product liability laws

The law that protects consumers from the consumption of unsafe or hazardous products is called the product liability law, which gives consumers the power to take legal actions against manufacturers. All products are required to meet consumer expectations and the consumer has the right to sue the company if the product leads to any kind of physical injury or inability to meet basic expectations.

Product liability for automobiles

Vehicles must always be safe to prevent any unfortunate incidents. Car manufacturers try to make sure that the vehicles they produce are free of all internal faults. But in some cases, it is impossible to know about certain flaws in the vehicle before it is shipped to the consumer. The car manufacturer could face serious product liability lawsuits if the vehicle or one of its parts malfunctions.

Have you been hurt because of insufficient warning on a product?

Manufacturers must provide sufficient warning to consumers if there is even a slight chance of injury when a product is used. Even if there are no flaws in the product, it could be considered defective if there are no clear instructions or warnings regarding the risks. Manufacturers should not let the product reach the consumer without clear safety instructions.

Check for recalls routinely

For many people, recalls are something they may hear about only a couple of times by chance, on the news or shared on Facebook. But the defective or at-risk products people inadvertently come across may not actually be recalls that are relevant to them. However, it is good habit to make a point of checking online for recalls at least a couple of times yearly in order to ensure you have not missed anything pertinent and possibly detrimental to you or your loved ones.

Identifying product liability takes the help of a professional

Despite the fact that dangerous and defective products cause thousands of injuries each year to consumers, few individuals actually know what products liability is. Many times, identifying the negligence that prompts a products liability lawsuit is extremely difficult. Fortunately, for individuals that have been injured by defective or dangerous products, there are experienced legal professionals that can help.

Bad products can harm, good attorneys can help

Poorly designed and defective products can cause serious injuries and death. These devices and products can include any number of consumer goods, from electronics and vehicles to children's toys and clothing. Fortunately, no matter what type of product liability case you're facing, there is an experienced attorney to help.

Bread company could lose dough over improper labeling

The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently discovered an inconsistency while inspecting the Thomas Star Bakery of Ohio LLC firm. Buns Bread, made using milk and eggs, failed to mention these ingredients on the packaging. Both of these ingredients are known allergens that have the potential to cause significant health problems to those who suffer adverse reactions from their consumption. This can cause issues for quite a few people.