When we buy a product from the store, we usually don’t think twice about whether or not it is safe for us to use. After all, products that find their way to the shelves must have passed rigorous testing and inspections, from the manufacturer to government oversight. Sometimes we check product labels to see if anything harmful shows up, so we are doing our due diligence.
Unfortunately, we are finding more and more instances where that is not the case. Sometimes things are left off the labels or a manufacturer knows about potential problems but, due to pressure for profit, they push the product to the shelves anyway.
If you’ve been injured or have become ill by a product you purchased, you may need a Hallandale Beach product liability attorney. At the Dante Law Firm, we know how hard it can be to deal with corporations, and we want to help.
A recent study put out by Scientific American alarmed us. It found that some hair products that are popular with black women may contain harmful chemicals. Some of these chemicals include compounds that have been linked to some pretty horrible things: early puberty, asthma, obesity, and an increased risk for breast cancer.
The worst part is that none of the 66 potentially toxic chemicals were listed in the ingredient labels for the products.
Is that fair? Did the manufacturer know about these chemicals? Who will be held liable?
These are just a few of the many questions you may be asking yourself. We have an expectation when it comes to products we buy. We try our best to avoid using items that could harm us or our families, but how can we do that if we are lied to?
When it comes to faulty products, not all cases are like the instance above in which a manufacturer improperly labels, or doesn’t label, ingredients or warnings.
You’ve no doubt heard of vehicle or product recalls. This happens when it is discovered that an entire line of a product could contain a faulty part. Other times, there is a fault in the manufacturing process that damages an item you use. Maybe a part for a lawnmower was cracked and caused an personal injury.
Regardless of how or why an injury occurs from a product, if it is the fault of a manufacturing error or misinformation, you may have a product liability claim.
If you’ve been injured by a product, make sure you seek medical attention and keep all of your medical records. After that, you may need a product liability attorney in Hallandale Beach. Dealing with cases like this can be difficult, as major companies will not want to admit fault. They may try to intimidate you or make you feel responsible for your injury or illness. Here at the Dante Law Firm, P.A., we are ready to help you. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526.