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Posts tagged "Products Liability"

What is a products liability action?

Unfortunately, things can break. Whether it is big or small, expensive or cheap, the products that we use do not last forever. While products breaking because of misuse or the age of a product are likely to occur, a product breaking because of a defect is unexpected. Consumers using a defective product could suddenly find themselves dealing with much pain and suffering because of the injuries suffered.

How do design defects differ from manufacturing defects?

Whether we are gifted or purchased a product, we expect the item to work as it was intended. In fact, most consumers in Virginia and elsewhere who purchase a product are simply thinking about how they will use it. The thought that it might be defective may not cross their minds. Thus, when defects do occur, consumers are faced with many questions about whether something is wrong with the product, whether it is defective and what steps they can take to offset the damages caused by this situation.

Products liability and the chain of distribution

When we hear the word defective, we automatically think negative things. This might be because the term coincides with something not being right. With regards to product, a defect could mean that it doesn't work correctly, doesn't work at all or is dangerous for consumers in Virginia or elsewhere to use. When a product defect occurs, it may not be fully clear how it happened and who is responsible. This is when it comes in handy to look at the products chain of distribution.

How defects in warnings compare to other product defects

We all run errands and buy small and large items on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. While consumer goods are often looked at for their purposes, it is also important that consumers understand how to properly use them and what risks are associated with them. Most products have either a label on them or information in the packaging that details the product, how to use it, what risks are associated and what guarantees the manufacturer provides. However, even when warnings are provided, this does not mean they efficiently prevent injuries to consumers.

Helping you secure a favorable award in a products liability suit

With the major sales upon us this holiday season, it is likely that Virginia residents will make several personal and gift purchases over the next couple of weeks. New technology, household items, vehicles and other goods are heavily relied on these days; however, these products are not perfect. Sometimes they fail to work properly or not at all. While this could be a simple malfunction, it could also be associated with a defect. Although some product defects can be minimal and cause no harm to the consumer, other could result in serious and even fatal injuries.

Medicare paid $1.5 billion for defective heart devices

Hearing news that your health is not well can be difficult to process. While medical professionals will recommend a treatment plan, this does not always mean taking a medication, changing your diet or exercising more. In some situations, this could mean surgery or even the use of a medical device. Although it is not unheard of that patients will use medical devices to treat or reduce a health problem, these devices do not come without potential issues. In fact, they can sometimes malfunction, causing the patient to suffer serious injuries and health problems.

Understanding drug recalls and why they are issued

At some point in time, Virginia residents are prescribed medications. Whether it is for a simple ailment or a serious disease, patients across the nation rely on these prescription medications to heal or treat them. However, mistakes can be made when prescription drugs enter the market, resulting in ineffective or dangerous products to land in the hands of consumers.

Understanding the pharmaceutical drug recall process

It is important that pharmaceutical drugs are safe for patients, and in the United States, they are required to be safe for patients. If it is determined that a drug poses a health threat to patients, it may be recalled. It is important for patients and consumers to understand why and how drugs can be pulled from the market and the legal protections they have if they have been harmed by a defective or dangerous drug.

Hyundai recalls 600,000 vehicles for two separate defects

Most residents in Virginia rely on motor vehicles to get to and from their destinations. While automobiles might need some repairs, it is likely due to natural wear and tear on these parts and components. Motorists do not often consider the possibility of defects causing the vehicle to not work or even cause an automobile accident. However, victims of defective automobile have a variety of protections available to them.

Victims are protected following an ATV accident

There are different ways victims may be injured on an ATV, and there are different legal options for them to consider depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident and if a negligent party was liable. ATV use is becoming increasingly popular, and Virginia is no exception with many residents who love to enjoy the mountains and other aspects of the outdoors on both 4 wheelers and 3 wheelers. ATV use, however, can be dangerous.

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