Product manufacturers, designers, and distributors are required by law to ensure that their products do not pose an unreasonable risk to consumers. The companies that profit from the design, manufacture and sale of consumer products are best situated to ensure that the products are safe. Nevertheless, thousands of consumers are injured or killed by defective products each year. A product may be defective because it was designed improperly, manufactured improperly, or did not have adequate warnings. Any one of these types of defects can cause catastrophic injury to the consumer.
While any type of defective product can lead to serious injury or death, some of the most dangerous products are:
- Defective automobiles;
- Defective machinery;
- Defective medical devices; and
- Defective drugs.
If you believe that you or a family member has been injured as a result of a defective product, contact the firm of Princenthal & May at 678-534-1980.