Orlando Product Liability Lawyer
Unsafe Products: Holding Manufacturers Responsible
Dangerous products should not be manufactured or sold to unsuspecting consumers. Yet, over the past decades, we have seen corporations making and selling defective automobiles, machines, toys, medicine, medical devices, clothing and more. In many cases, it became clear that the manufacturers knew that their products posed a serious hazard – yet continued to sell them.
While corporation and big business deserve to make a profit, the law exists to hold companies that accountable to individuals harmed by an unreasonably designed item. Too many parents suffered the loss of a child who choked to death on a toy that was not properly made or labeled. The Consumer Product Safety Commission works to monitor and help regulate industry. By reviewing its work, you can see that despite government efforts to prevent the sale of unreasonably dangerous products, many remain on the market. Sadly, huge corporations, with their teams of lawyers, can fight regulatory action for years. Meanwhile consumers remain in jeopardy.
For years, cigarette makers denied any relationship between cigarettes and lung disease and cancer. Of course, today everyone understands the connection; but, the history of the tobacco industry demonstrates the impact huge corporations can have on the health and safety of the public.
When folks suffer injury, it is important to determine whether an unsafe part, product or item was involved. After a car accident, if an air bag was not available or malfunctioned, that may give rise to a claim for damages. In all cases, the law considers whether a reasonable consumer would expect the product to act as it did when it caused injury. If a person would not have expected the product to have caused the harm, that item may be considered defective.
Obviously, if you believe you or someone you know suffered harm, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can answer your questions. Fighting manufacturers is never easy, but it a necessary battle when consumer products have and may continue to cause harm to innocent children and adults.
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