If an individual has suffered a consumer injury caused by a product that the person purchased, then the person may be able to file a legal claim and, potentially, recover compensation for the individual's injuries. However, before moving forward with a products liability lawsuit, it is important to understand how the law operates so that a victim can make legal decisions that work best for the person.
Many Minnesotans may fail to realize that the medical field is inundated with products. Though we often think of doctors providing us with a service, the fact of the matter is that doctors prescribe medicine, implant artificial body parts, and use a wide variety of equipment. When these products are defective or improperly designed, then patients like you can be at risk of serious injury.
If you are a reader of this blog, then you know that last week we talked about improper pharmaceutical labeling and just how harmful it can be to unsuspecting patients. The aftermath of such an event can be devastating. A victim might be left with a serious injury, permanent disability or even death. While the mere thought of this is certainly scary, the reality of the matter can be even more frightening, as victims may find themselves unable to afford the medical care they need, they might lose wages due to missed work, and the compounding effect can cause severe financial upheaval and emotional distress.
Minnesotans often rely on medications to treat a variety of medical conditions. Prescription drugs can be particularly powerful in fighting illness and disease, but their effectiveness is based on proper usage. Therefore, when a wrong medication is prescribed, a drug is over or under prescribed, or a medication is completely unsafe in its manufacturing, unsuspecting patients can be left with serious injuries. In the worst cases, negligence on the part of drug companies can lead to a serious injury or even death.
Car owners in Hennepin, across the state, country and even around the world have been affected by the continuous problems certain car makes and models have experienced due to errors in production. A manufacturing defect can have major implications and cause serious injury or death. Most people want to trust that when they buy a vehicle, it will be safe. When there is a mistake in the manner the designed vehicles were built, the company should be expected to take action. That, however, doesn't always happen.
People in Minnesota and across the country place their trust in food manufacturers to ensure that all necessary safety warnings are placed on the food labels or packaging. When a negligent company makes a mistake with its food products, there is a significant danger of serious injury to those who purchased and consumed the foods. In some extreme cases, it can even lead to death. Those who have been affected by this or believe they might have been in the past need to understand how to move forward with product liability litigation.
When a person in Minnesota buys a toy for a child, they're functioning with the belief that the product will be safe and the child won't be in danger of serious injury simply by playing with it. There are many reasons why a child might be hurt from a toy. It could be an unreasonably dangerous product. There might be inadequate safety warnings. Or it could simply be a negligent company willing to risk the health of its customers. One issue that unexpectedly arises in today's more conscientious world is the substance lead being in children's toys.
A holiday tradition for many is to give festive foods to friends, colleagues and relatives. One of the last things people in Minnesota and across the country are thinking when they purchase food products is that there will be danger of the recipients getting sick due to the food being tainted in some way. When this does happen, it can result in serious injury and even death that turns an innocuous, innocent product into something that will be remembered as a tragedy.
The flood of automotive recalls for vehicles manufactured by numerous companies for a variety of reasons has shaken consumers all over the world. Minnesota is not immune to having issues linked to faulty car parts or poorly designed vehicles. Given the number of people who have been hurt or killed as a result of these products and a design defect, it's important that everyone remain vigilant at the risks they're taking and the dangers to others when they head out on the road.
One of the most inherent acts of trust the people of Minnesota and across the country indulge in has to do with food. There is a belief that food manufacturers, purveyors and sellers will provide a safe product and there won't be a risk of consumer injury simply by eating certain items. There are, however, instances in which food products are found to be dangerous and have to be pulled from the shelves. Sometimes it is because there has been consumer injury or illness due to a product. At other times, there is simply a risk of some sort of problem and people, as of yet, have not been harmed. Regardless, it's important to be vigilant when it comes to food and possible recalls.