What Are the Most Common Defective Products?

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Almost any type of consumer product can have a dangerous defect. If you were injured while using a product for its intended purpose, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.

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There are several parties who may be liable for damages in a product liability lawsuit. Typically, the liable party is the designer, manufacturer, distributor, or vendor of the product; however, depending on the cause of the defect, you may have grounds for a claim against other parties such as quality control engineers.

In 2015, more than 4,210 products were recalled by federal agencies in the United States, according to Statista. Most of those products contained a dangerous defect. Unfortunately, many consumers did not learn about those defects until it was too late.

If you or someone you love was injured by a defective or negligently labeled product, contact the Troutman Law Office. Matt Troutman is a personal injury attorney in Louisville who will evaluate your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim.

Mr. Troutman has been a practicing personal injury attorney since 1986. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Let’s examine four types of products that often contain dangerous defects:

  1. Pharmaceuticals

Prescription drugs must undergo extensive testing before they enter the market. These tests are designed to identify drug interactions and potential side effects. Unfortunately, some adverse side effects are not discovered until patients start taking the medication.

There is a long list of pharmaceuticals that have been the subject of lawsuits over the last few years. Examples include:

  • Benicar;
  • Concerta;
  • Abilify;
  • Nexium;
  • Xarelto;
  • Taxotere;
  • Prilosec; and

      2. Automobiles

Like medications, automobiles cannot enter the consumer market until they have passed extensive safety evaluations. Unfortunately, motor vehicles are among the most commonly recalled products because a small defect can have catastrophic consequences. General Motors alone has recalled nearly 100 million vehicles since 1985.

     3. Children’s Toys

Many children’s toys have an inherently dangerous design. If your child was injured by a negligently designed toy, you may have grounds for a product liability claim. You can learn about recent toy recalls by visiting the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

    4. Household Appliances

Almost any household appliance can have a dangerous defect. Common culprits include faulty water heaters, hairdryers, clothes dryers, and kitchen ranges.

If you or a member of your family was injured by a defective product, contact the Troutman Law Office to discuss your case. Recovering fair compensation in a product liability lawsuit is a legally complicated endeavor, but attorney Matt Troutman can help you navigate the claims process and fight for the maximum payout.

If your case goes to trial, Mr. Troutman has the litigation experience and resources to represent your interests in court. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation with an injury lawyer in Louisville. You can learn more about personal injury claims in Kentucky by visiting the USAttorneys website.

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