Every day, people bring new or established products into their lives. From beauty products to takeout coffee, there are dozens of products that interact directly with our bodies that if manufactured incorrectly could cause serious harm or even death. Defective products are a serious threat to the public and can injure hundreds of thousands of unaware consumers. Many brands have developed a relationship with their customers built on trust and reliability, but no matter how consistent these companies are, there’s always a chance something could go wrong and they could put out a defective product.
One of the greatest threats we all face is not defective products, but also the destruction of our rights by their manufacturers. Our goal at Grabb & Durando is to help protect consumers from dangerous products while holding manufacturers, distributors, and vendors responsible for putting products into the marketplace that they knew or should have known were dangerous or defective. We have experienced product liability lawyers here in Tucson, protecting our community with aggressive and affordable representation.
In Arizona, there are three situations for which consumers may file a product liability claim. The first is if a product, component, or engineering design flaw causes injury or damage to property. This can cover anything from poorly executed engineering to defective packaging. For example, prescription pill bottles are supposed to have child-proof caps, so if the bottle were to ever get into a child's hands they would not be able to open it and swallow the prescription medicine. If you were given one of these bottles without a properly manufactured child-proof cap and your child became sick because of this, you are well within your rights to try to sue the manufacturer for their defective product. As a consumer, you deserve the peace of mind and confidence that the products purchased were safe. When these products fail these manufacturers have been proven to be negligent.
The second situation is a defect in manufacturing such as a car part that might have been improperly installed. The part itself may not have been defective or dangerous alone, but when improperly installed it can lead to an overall failure that leads to an accident, injury, or even death.
The third type of product liability are cases where there was a failure to warn or the warning on the label misled the consumer to behavior that leads to injury. An example of this is the standard child choking warning that comes on many toys and games today. If a toy had small parts that babies and toddlers could mistake as food and choke and it did not include such a warning label, a well-meaning parent could let them play with the toy and the baby could suffer serious injuries or die. A misprinted label on a medicine bottle also falls under this type of product liability, as it could cause any consumer to take an incorrect dosage of the medication and suffer dangerous effects. You trust the labels that were placed on these items, but in some cases, they were not labeled properly and they led to accident and injury.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a product injury, it is critical that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call Grabb & Durando, we will fight for your rights and help ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.
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