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Legal assistance after injury or death due to a dangerous product

When residents of Roanoke City purchase a product, there's an expectation that it will be safe to use and they will be free of danger. Unfortunately, there are often instances of dangerous products reaching the shelves or marketplace. These can be motor vehicles, toys, food products, medication and much more. When people are hurt or killed as a result of this, it's important that they and their families know how to move forward with litigation to pursue compensation.

What kinds of defects can lead to products liability claims?

There are many laws and regulations designed to ensure that products are safe and prevent consumer injury. Unfortunately, product defects do occur, manufacturers and product designers sometimes make mistakes, consumers use products in ways other than intended and consumer injury occurs. When a dangerous product results in injury, the designer or manufacturer of the product can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused.

Some colored contact lenses are illegal

With Halloween celebrations in season, some Virginia residents might want to purchase colored contact lenses to add an extra wow factor to their Halloween costumes. However, the FDA warns consumers that not all colored contact lenses are FDA approved, and purchasing contacts that aren't approved could result in vision problems. Officials say that the damage that unregulated contact lenses can do to people's eyes can be significant, even resulting in blindness.

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