Consumers use products every single day, and when these products turn out to be defective, consumers are sometimes faced with serious injuries or life-threatening illnesses that the product manufacturing company knew or should have known could result from use of their defective product. If you have been injured by a faulty consumer product, or if you lost a loved one to an illness or injury allegedly caused by use of a defective product, contact a knowledgeable product liability lawyer today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a defective product claim against the product manufacturing company, in order to pursue financial compensation for your losses.
Defective products come in all shapes and forms, and may include the asbestos-based products you handled during your time as a factory worker, or the ignition switch that keeps your car running properly during use. What defective products have in common, though, is that they are manufactured by a company, and that company has a responsibility to protect consumers from reasonably foreseeable harm. Furthermore, that company should be held liable for any injuries or fatalities directly resulting from use of their product. For example, if you spent years working in the construction industry handling tiles and roofing materials that contained asbestos, a known cause of mesothelioma cancer, the manufacturer of those products should be held liable for the medical expenses, financial losses, and emotional trauma associated with your mesothelioma diagnosis.
The tricky thing about defective products is that their defective nature typically doesn’t come to light until they have been implicated in hundreds or thousands of reports of problems, like the defective GM ignition switch that has been linked to at least 124 deaths and 275 non-fatal injuries. According to reports, General Motors executives knew about the problem with its faulty ignition switches, which could cause the vehicle engine to shut off during use, thereby disabling the power steering and preventing the airbags from deploying in the event of a crash, yet waited more than a decade before finally issuing the worldwide ignition switch recall in 2014. After the initial GM ignition switch recall, several more recalls were issued for a total worldwide recall of nearly 30 million General Motors vehicles equipped with defective switches.
Pursuing compensation for injuries, illnesses or deaths allegedly caused by a defective product can be extremely difficult, especially in the case of asbestos-related mesothelioma, a rare but deadly type of cancer that has a latency period of between 20 and 50 years. That’s where an experienced product liability lawyer comes in. Product manufacturing companies typically have tons of money and legal experts at their disposal, and without a knowledgeable attorney on your side, it can be nearly impossible to recover the damages you deserve for your defective product injuries. By hiring the product liability lawyers at Banner Legal who have experience handling defective product injury claims, you can significantly improve your chances of receiving a jury award, should your case go to trial, or an out-of-court settlement from the product manufacturing company.
When a manufacturing company denies that a defect in their product exists, or simply tries to cover up the defect to protect their bottom line, it’s typically the consumers who suffer the consequences. If you have suffered a serious injury or illness allegedly caused by a defective product, don’t hesitate to discuss your case with our experienced product liability lawyers. With the experienced defective product attorneys at Banner Legal on your side, you can ensure that your legal rights are protected, and seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
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