There’s no way to know everything about every single product we use – that means we’re placing our trust in the designers and manufacturers of those products to make them safe. Consumer protection laws and regulatory bodies like the FDA discourage companies from producing and selling unsafe products and give us a way to claim compensation if we’re injured. But even with those laws in place, the marketplace is full of products that haven’t been adequately tested, are poorly designed, or have manufacturing defects. Those products can cause serious harm to unsuspecting consumers.
If you are injured by a dangerous product or drug, the experienced product liability attorneys of Plevin & Gallucci can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Injuries caused by defective or dangerous products fall under an area of law called “products liability.” Companies that make and sell products have a legal duty of care to warn consumers about potential dangers of their products, like keeping electrical devices away from water or keeping choking hazards away from children.
They also have a duty of care to protect consumers from preventable harm. For example, a toy company shouldn’t sell a product that is likely to crush a child’s fingers. By the same token, the toy’s designer should be mindful of that risk. And the toy’s manufacturer should use appropriate materials and techniques to ensure that the toy doesn’t have any dangerous defects.
If a company fails to warn consumers about potential dangers of a product, designs a faulty product, or creates a product with manufacturing defects, they’re liable for injuries to the consumer.
These kinds of cases happen all the time and with every kind of product – from faulty ignition switches to bookshelves that are prone to topple over to toys that pull out children’s hair. But those big companies and their insurers have big teams of lawyers on hand to fight against paying any compensation to injured consumers.
That’s where we come in – the attorneys at Plevin & Gallucci have the products liability experience and knowledge to build a strong case for you and stand up against the big corporations that sold you a dangerous product and now want to escape responsibility for it.
Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
One particularly difficult area of products liability has to do with medicine. Most of us are completely unable to judge whether a medication or a medical device is likely to be safe, so we trust pharmaceutical companies to perform rigorous testing according to FDA standards. We also trust them to represent their products accurately. In fact, they have a legal duty of care to advertise honestly and clearly to consumers as well as to provide safe and well-tested products.
Failure to warn about appropriate use, possible side effects and interactions, and other important facts about a drug or medical device can cause serious injury or even death. If you’re injured by a defective or misleading drug or medical product, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Pharmaceutical companies are some of the biggest corporations on the planet and these types of cases are extremely technical and complicated. You need the help of experienced attorneys to manage your case and fight for your needs. The attorneys at Plevin & Gallucci are here to do just that.
We Can Help
At Plevin & Gallucci, we know our clients have gone through trauma living with the pain of an injury from a defective product, drug, or medical device. We understand the sophisticated strategies we must develop and the necessary evidentiary hurdles we must climb to prove your case. We have a vast network of experts, ranging from accident scene reconstructionists to engineers, who work with us to demonstrate the cause of your injury or illness and ensure your compensation.
Whether it is a prescription drug that should have never been released to market or an unreasonably dangerous product, Plevin & Gallucci has the experience and success record to obtain the best results. Let us fight for you and your family to get the best recovery possible. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.