Manufacturers and retailers alike have a responsibility to ensure that the products they sell are safe. Despite this, products that are in correctly designed, defectively made, or not adequately labeled injure thousands each year. When negligence or willful misinformation cause injuries or even death, consumers have a right to seek legal representation. There are laws that protect you as a customer from defective products and if you have already been injured, these laws can ensure that you have the money to pay for medical costs, property damage, and other losses stemming from the injury. At Flaxman Law Group, our team of experienced Florida attorneys have successfully represented many clients in products liability cases and have helped these clients get back on their feet after devastating injury or loss.
Products liability can change lives in many ways. Defective machinery and tools can cause injuries in the home and workplace. They can cause electrical fires or permanent injury. Medication and Drugs including Rezulin, Fen-Phen, Baycol, PPA, Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra, Parlodel, Phenylpropanolamine, Oxycontin, Pyridostigmine Bromide Aleve, Bendectin, DES, Thalidomide, Accutane, Phentermine, and other prescription and non-prescription drugs can cause debilitating side effects and even permanent injury. Malfunctioning or defective medical devices can cause fatalities or injury. Food that has not been manufactured or stored correctly can cause food poisoning or other serious ailments. Tobacco products can lead to cancer and other lung ailments. Toxic chemicals and substances, such as pesticides, asbestos, and mold can all be found in the home and workplace and can cause burns or long-term illness. Firearms that are poorly designed or manufactured can cause accidents or can discharge accidentally, killing others or causing serious injury.
Autos, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, when poorly made, can lead to collisions or can reduce the chances that survivors will live through an accident. Automobile accessories such as tires, seat belts, airbags and child car seats, when poorly made, can cause injury or can even lead to death in the even of a car accident. Household products and appliances kill and injure hundreds of people a year. Defective products can cause burns, can lead to poisoning, and can lead to fires. Toys and recreational equipment harm many children each year. Some toys have unsafe edges or small parts that can easily fall or be swallowed. Similarly, poorly made clothing can lead to skin problems, injuries, and even burn injuries, if the clothing is not adequately designed. There are standards for all these products to make them safe and when manufacturers and retailers sell these products without adequate testing or care, injuries can result.
If have an injury caused by a product, or if you are the survivor of someone who may have died from the use or exposure to a dangerous or defective product, it's important that you know your rights under the law. Qualified Florida attorneys can help ensure that you get the quality medical treatment and the financial assistance you are entitled to under the law. Contact Flaxman Law Group today online or at 866-352-9626 to set up a FREE, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options.