Dangerous consumer products and your rights | Bart Durham Injury Law

Dangerous consumer products and your rights

Consumers have the right to be protected from the products they purchase. There are defective products out there that can cause consumers to suffer an illness or injury, sometimes severe enough that they cause hospitalization or even death. But, there are inherently dangerous products on the market. A product liability lawsuit will differ from a personal injury claim for various reasons.

In a product liability lawsuit, the focus will shift to the manufacturer, distributor, retailer or supplier of the product. These entities will be looked at regarding possible mishandling of the product, contamination of the product or improper warning on the product for the consumer regarding safe use.

Product liability can be proven when it comes to guns. Most of these product liability cases stem from a true malfunction of the weapon or when a proper warning was not provided to the consumer for an unexpected dangerous quality of the gun.

Believe it or not, it is possible for you to file a product liability lawsuit if you are a smoker. If you have suffered a smoking-related injury you might be able to collect an award for current and future expenses. These include medical expenses, lost wages and other out-of-pocket expenses. It is also possible that injuries suffered from smoking could lead you to recover damages for pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one has suffered an illness or an injury due to a possibly dangerous or defective product or drug you should always contact a doctor first. You will want to have the issue documented by a physician, who can then begin a treatment program for you. Some injuries are so severe that they require surgery and lengthy rehabilitation to remedy. Then there are cases where the consumer winds up dying because of the injuries or illness suffered.

Suffering an illness or an injury due to a dangerous product can be scary. Do not go it alone.

Visit our page today to learn more about injuries to consumers from dangerous products in Nashville, Tennessee.

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