How Can You Tell If a Product Is Defective?

Published on Apr 16, 2024 at 3:10 pm in Product Liability.

How can you tell if a product is defective

As consumers, we rely on countless items daily. Everything from household appliances to electronic gadgets, toys, and automobiles can have flaws that could injure you. We assume these items are safe and functional, but what happens when they fall short? How can we tell if a product is defective?

Over 12.7 million people head to the emergency rooms each year with injuries from defective products. These accidents involve many typical household or everyday items, such as cleaning solvents vehicles, and medical devices. These flawed items can pose a safety risk to you and your family.

What Goes Into Proving a Manufacturing Defect Case?

Published on Apr 28, 2023 at 4:48 pm in Product Liability.

What Goes Into Proving a Manufacturing Defect Case?

Whether you’re buying a car or the latest cleaning gadget, you should be able to make purchases with confidence that the product functions safely and as intended. Unfortunately, poorly-designed and improperly manufactured products continue to make it onto shelves and into the hands of unsuspecting consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues hundreds of consumer product recalls every year, while the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recalls approximately 4,500 medical devices and prescription drugs annually. Some companies also choose to voluntarily recall dangerous products, including contaminated food items, dangerous baby products, and more.

There is no question about it—Mississippi consumers are being put at risk every day by dangerous, unsafe, and defective products.

Types of Product Liability Claims

Published on Sep 29, 2022 at 4:56 pm in Product Liability.

Types of Product Liability Claims
If you stop and think about how many different products you use throughout your day, you’ll likely be able to count off hundreds of them. They may include health and beauty aids, a stove or microwave, a car, a chair, or a bed, and all the different peripheral components associated with them.

While you may not have initially realized that you use as many products as you do during the day, many of them exist. Each of these items carries a whole host of potential dangers, which could cause you harm. Below, we’ll highlight the many different types of product liability claims that you may consider filing if you’ve fallen ill, suffered injuries, or lost a loved one from using an item on the market here in Jackson, MS.

Can Major Retail Sellers Be Responsible for Product Defects?

Published on Apr 29, 2021 at 1:31 pm in Product Liability.

Shelves with products on them

If you buy a product, use it as intended, and it injures you because it was defective, you can look into your legal options for holding the negligent party responsible. When there’s a faulty product, there are a number of parties who may be held responsible for your injuries. You may wonder if one of the parties could be the retailer you bought it from. In some circumstances, a retail seller could be responsible for product defects.

What Are the Dangerous Chemicals Found in JUUL Vape Pens?

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 11:00 am in Product Liability.

line of various e-cigarettes

Walking through the streets of Jackson, you’re likely to see people vaping JUUL e-cigarettes, creating large clouds of water vapor that sometimes smell like candy or mint. While walking through the clouds can be annoying, you might think they’re more desirable compared to the stench of traditional cigarettes. Their sweet aromas can be deceiving, though, since they contain chemicals that are just as dangerous as regular cigarettes.

Since vaping is so new, we’re starting to discover the unforeseen harms of vaping products, which can lead to injuries, and in some cases, even death. When a JUUL product or any other e-cigarette injures you in any way, filing a JUUL e-cigarette lawsuit with the help of Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will hold the company accountable for their negligence.

Most Common Defective Auto Parts

Published on Nov 27, 2019 at 8:04 am in Product Liability.

close up of car engine

When you’re driving your car, you’re depending on many different systems and parts to work as designed so you can get safely to your destination. However, when something goes wrong, you could lost control of your vehicle and get into a terrible accident. While you’re trying to recover from your injuries, you may wonder what led to the crash. If your vehicle had a defective auto part, you may have grounds for a claim against the manufacturing company that made it.

Defective auto parts falls under an area of law called product liability. If you’re looking to file a claim, you should have dependable representation at your side. Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC has experienced lawyers that will fight for your rights.

Why Isn’t More Known About the Harmful Nature of Vaping?

Published on Oct 16, 2019 at 4:03 pm in Product Liability.

Vape products have become exceedingly popular across the country. As popularity rises, so do the number of related medical concerns and issues. Unfortunately for injury victims, there is very little research available to diagnosis their conditions and formulate an effective treatment plan. Some patients have even died from complex lung diseases.

In order to get ahead of the vaping crisis and help afflicted individuals, scientists and researchers are looking into the matter night and day. While we can’t know everything yet, we do know that vaping is dangerous. As time passes, it’s likely that more information will be made available to the public regarding the potential harms.

Why is Prolonged Exposure to Roundup Weed Killer Potentially Dangerous?

Published on Oct 11, 2019 at 2:31 pm in Product Liability.

Millions of Americans intentionally or unintentionally come into contact with Roundup weed killer every year. This herbicide is a popular choice to rid an area of unwanted weeds or vegetation, but the consequences of prolonged exposure can be deadly.

Some people are more at risk for long-term exposure. Those individuals typically work closely with the substance and are more likely to suffer from a related catastrophic diagnosis. In order to understand why this substance and its chemicals are so dangerous, let’s take a look at how prolonged exposure happens and what can happen to a person as a result.

What Summer Toys Are the Most Dangerous for Children?

Published on Jul 24, 2019 at 1:40 pm in Product Liability.

When summertime arrives in Jackson, children have the opportunity to enjoy the hot weather and explore the outdoors. There are a number of children’s toys that are on the market that encourage developmental milestones. Toys like bicycles, swimming pools, and trampolines encourage physical fitness, balancing, coordination, self-awareness, and more.

Unfortunately, not every toy on the market is safe for kids to play with. There are some summer toys that are dangerous for children. It’s important for parents and guardians to be aware of what they’re children are playing with. If a child is wrongfully injured by a defective product, a personal injury claim can be filed. Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC are here to support families and help injured parties recover from accidents that never should have happened in the first place.

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