American consumers have an expectation that the products that they purchase and use will not expose them to an undue risk of injury when used in the prescribed manner. Legal regulations, regulatory agencies, and private consumer watchdog groups all serve to bolster this confidence.
Regrettably, despite the best efforts of these entities to protect consumers, there are still numerous failures each year that allow hazardous products to reach store shelves and unsuspecting homes. Depending upon the nature of a product and the flaws that it has when it reaches the market, the consequences can be fairly minor or potentially fatal.
If you have been sickened or hurt by a dangerous product then you may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your injuries. A successful legal action might help you cover the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and other considerations appropriate to the specific details of your case. Contact the Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin, LLP at 954-467-8622 today for more information.
When a product is determined to pose an excessive threat to the welfare of those persons who use it, then the United States Food and Drug Administration or other appropriate authority may issue a compulsory recall, or a manufacturer may choose to engage in a voluntary recall. Occasionally these will garner the attention of media outlets, but there are many more dangerous products than most people realize until they suffer the consequences firsthand. The following are some products that tend to be especially problematic:
- Dangerous Drugs
- Toxic Food Products and Containers
- Dangerous Childcare Products and Toys
There is a limited window of time after your injury or illness in which you may pursue legal action, and the failure to act could cause you to sacrifice your legal rights. Contact the Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyers of the Salpeter Gitkin Law Firm today at 954-467-8622 if you have been the victim of a dangerous or defective product.