You have probably seen commercials that urge people who have been injured by a particular product to call an attorney. If you didn’t use that product or weren’t injured by it, you probably didn’t pay much attention. Unfortunately, defective products seriously injure or kill thousands of Americans each year. This is where product liability law comes in.
The most prominent categories of goods associated with product liability claims are pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, and vehicles.
When manufacturers of these products release them into the market, they have a legal obligation to ensure they are safe for their intended use and warn of the potential dangers of using them. Some manufacturers send products to the market with design flaws or manufacturing defects, only to discover afterward that the products are dangerous and need to be recalled. Sometimes these companies even conceal those dangers in the name of profit.
Consumers pay the price when corporations cut corners or otherwise fail to ensure the safety of the products they release to the public. Corporations often continue producing unsafe products when they continue to make money.
A product liability attorney can help determine whether the manufacturer, designer, distributor, or retailer is liable for the injuries. Lawsuits not only help injured individuals recover medical costs, lost wages, and other compensation for their injuries, they can help raise awareness about a company’s failure to protect the public.
It can warn consumers of potentially dangerous products and help alert regulator officials about potential safety risks, resulting in warnings, recalls, and new standards or laws designed to prevent such conduct in the future.
Product liability cases are among the most complex and complicated legal cases, so it is important to have an experienced legal team on your side. Charles Boyk Law handles some of the largest and most important product liability lawsuits, representing thousands across the United States, including victims exposed to asbestos, Allergan breast implants, contaminated baby formula, or toxic water at Camp Lejeune. For more information on these and other cases, visit our website, www.charlesboyk-law.com