Common Problems That Lead to Wrongful Death from Defective Products – How a Lawyer Can Help Your Family
When a company makes the decision to create or sell a product to the public, they do not do so without bearing a certain amount of responsibility. Manufacturers are expected to make sure that the items that they sell are safe for use. This is true for products of all types, from automobiles and their parts to medication to toys and household appliances. Unfortunately, there have been many cases where this duty of care has not been fulfilled, and the innocent consumers who have used the products end up getting hurt, or even killed. When a person is injured by a defective product they are able to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for the damages that they have suffered, but what happens when the defective product causes a death? When there is a wrongful death from a defective product, an experienced lawyer can help the family that is left behind. At Jonathan Perkins Attorneys At Law, we have the experience and knowledge that you need to get your family the compensation that they deserve.
There are many different ways that a defective product can lead to death, including:
- Children’s products, including toys, cribs, highchairs, strollers, car seats and clothing
- Industrial machinery
- Medical devices such as respirators, defibrillators, and blood filters
- Prescription medications
- Automobile parts, including airbags, brakes and tires
Those responsible for defects can include the manufacturer of the product, as well as those responsible for distributing it, assembling it, installing it or designing it. In order to prove that a product was defective, the general standard is that the product will meet the expectations for its performance, and there are three types of defects that can cause a product to fall short of that expectation. These include defects in the way that it was designed that made it inherently unsafe; defects in the way that it was manufactured; and defects in the way that the products correct use was communicated (meaning insufficient in incorrect instructions, improper labeling, and insufficient safety warnings).
At Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law, we understand that it can be uncomfortable to think about money in the face of the loss of a loved one. But when there is a wrongful death from a defective product, not only does the family that is left behind suffer emotionally, but also financially. The loss of your loved one may leave your family without the economic support that they provided, as well as with medical bills, funeral bills, and the devastating absence of their guidance and care. Call us today to see how we can help you fill the financial hole that has been left behind and help to put your family in a place of financial stability.
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