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Understanding Product Recalls and Liability of Manufacturers

Manufacturers of food products, children’s toys, drugs, medical devices, vehicles, and all other types of products are expected to maintain a certain standard when it comes to their inventions. They must have it approved and properly tested to ensure its safety when it reaches the consumer level.

If they fail to have the drug approved by the FDA or failed to test the child seat in depth, for example, they may be held accountable for the injuries, illnesses, or wrongful deaths that are caused by their product.

Several products that have been recalled over the last few years that have led to many class action lawsuits include Avandia, Yaz and Yasmin, DePuy ASR hip implants, and many child safety restraints and automotive parts. Many people may assume that a product liability case is simple; that they can simply sue a manufacturer for an injury caused by the defective product. The truth of the matter is that this is a much more complex issue at hand, and simply proving negligence is not always enough.

The manufacturer will have their business in mind as their main priority, and they will go to extreme lengths to make sure that they are not brought down by a single claim or a class action lawsuit. Consequently, they will hire many attorneys to protect their company from destruction. While we would like to think that they would help out a person injured by their product, it does not always end that way.

As such, having a Raleigh personal injury lawyer present immediately after you suspect a defective product has caused you harm will be the most beneficial move you make. Product liability includes proving that a manufacturer failed to perform their necessary duties and caused you to be seriously injured or fall ill as a result. To learn more about these types of claims, contact a Raleigh injury attorney from the Whitley Law Firm today.