Every day, more and more people are given medications that may eventually be recalled. However, by the time the drug is recalled, it is often too late and the damage has been done. Another type of product liability could be from defective vehicle parts. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of using a product, you may be entitled to compensation.
What are the types of product liability cases?
There are three main types of cases: defects in product design, failure to display a warning label, and flaws in manufacturing.
Defects in product design
Even when a manufacturer follows specific guidelines, a product can come out defective due to a flaw in the design itself. The plaintiff will need to prove that there was another design that could have been presented that would have caused less harm while maintaining product quality.
Failure to display a warning label
In Texas, it is required that manufacturers display a warning label on products that can be harmful to consumers. They must also have instructions on how to safely use the product.
Flaws in manufacturing
While this usually doesn’t affect every item in production, it can be devastating for the few that are. Inferior quality control measures are most commonly to blame in this type of product liability.
How do you know a drug has been recalled?
The FDA website has a list of drugs that have been recalled. Some drugs that have been recalled include: Meridia, Zicam cold remedies, Accutane, NuvaRing, and Zoloft. However, there are many others. Be sure to check if you are unsure about a certain medication.
Does a product liability case include any product?
There are many types of products that are subject to a liability case if they cause injury to the consumer. The product can be anything from a trampoline to a children’s toy to an airplane.
Do you have a products liability case?
Pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies can be aggressive and these cases are often complex. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer to fight for you is crucial. Please schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys today to learn more.