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What You Need to Know About Defective Products

December 22, 2017

We live in a world where you can buy almost anything you want with the click of a button, and you have the right to use the products you buy safely. Let’s say you purchase an over-the-counter painkiller. This painkiller has a list of potential side effects but fails to warn you about the dangerous interactions it can have with certain other over-the-counter medicines. You’re sick with a cold, take a few different kinds of medicine to alleviate your symptoms, but then suffer from serious medical issues because you were unaware of the drug interactions caused by the painkiller. Your medical bills skyrocket, you miss months of work, and you’re in excruciating pain for weeks.

If you were injured by a product defect, you may be entitled to damages from the company that produced the item. In this case, it would be wise to work with a lawyer experienced in handling defective product cases. Reach out to the legal team at Cirillo Legal, the best personal injury law firm in New Haven, to determine if you’re able to seek damages for your injury.

It’s important to know about the different types of defective product claims to determine if you’ll be entitled to damages. You must be able to prove that the product was defective and that the defect caused your injury. For example, if you were driving a defective car recklessly, you would have to prove that the car’s defect caused your injury and not your own reckless driving. If the product simply doesn’t perform as advertised, you may be able to return it, get a refund, or replace it if you have a warranty.

A product can be defectively manufactured, defectively designed, or the company can fail to provide adequate warnings or instructions.

When a product is defectively manufactured, this means that there was a problem with how the product was built. Something went wrong during the creation process that made the product turn out different than intended and possibly dangerous. A food product tainted by hazardous chemicals would fall under this category.

Defectively designed products are items with an inherent design flaw. They turned out exactly the way the manufacturer intended, but something about their design ended up being dangerous. A particular model of car with faulty brakes would fall under this category.

If a company fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions for its products, they may be liable for injuries caused when consumers use those products. Corrosive household chemicals sold without warnings or instructions as to their proper use would fall under this category. In this case, the injury must come have been caused by the lack of instructions or warnings.

If you have suffered due to a defective product, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or funeral expenses if a loved one underwent a wrongful death.

If you’re ready to pursue your defective product case, get in touch with our experienced legal team today. Cirillo Legal, the best personal injury law firm in New Haven, CT provides a wide variety of legal services, including criminal law, disability law, and worker’s compensation. Visit our official website at http://cirillolegal.com/ for an in-depth look at the legal services we offer. Our experienced lawyers will guide you through the process from beginning to end, using their expertise to your legal advantage.

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