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What to do if you come across Defective Products

Each year, faulty and defective products kill thousands and injure millions. While recalls attempt to get dangerous products off the market before they can cause too much damage, these recalls are more often than not the result of severe injury and death to customers. Auto parts and tires, appliances, safety equipment, including child cribs and car seats, toxic chemicals and drugs are all involved in product liability suits.

How can you tell if a product is defective? If the intended usage of the product causes injury or poses excessive risk to customers, the product is defective. If consumers are not warned of the inherent risks of a product’s intended usage, or if the instructions for proper assembly or intended usage are incomplete or missing, the product is defective. If the product contains dangerous or defective packaging, the product is defective.

A product is also considered defective if it contains toxic chemicals that harm consumers when used as is intended. Lead paint, toxic waste, asbestos, pesticides, chemical solvents, and other toxic products may cause severe injury and death with exposure. The companies that manufacture these products can be held accountable for the severe and irreversible injury and damage they cause to millions of individuals and families.

As you can see, proving that a product is defective and that injury occurred as a result of the product, not as the result of unintended use, can be difficult. Product suppliers, retailers, and manufacturers can only be held accountable for the injury and damages caused by their products if you can clearly show the product itself is, in fact, defective. If you or a loved one has been injured or harmed from a defective or toxic product, you need to consult an attorney. Your attorney will consult with the manufacturer and design experts to clearly show how and why a product is defective.

If you or a family member has been injured or suffered harm due to defective or toxic products, we are ready to help you at The Law Offices of Gary M. Zeidwig. Use our free evaluation form to contact us, or you can send an email at gz@zeidwiglaw.com or give us a call at (954) 523-3993so we can set up a meeting to go over your case and give you the best advice and representation. Gary Zeidwig is an award-winning trial attorney who has been involved in winning millions of dollars in personal injury compensation for his clients.

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