Dangerous Consumer Goods
We expect consumer goods to improve our lives and help us throughout the day. However, some products may cause us harm instead. Nutritional supplements, cosmetics, food, toys, and many other consumer goods that we rely on may cause serious health problems. Cancer, heart issues, and lasting injury may occur.
If you’ve been harmed by a dangerous product, don’t wait to take action on your case.
At Harford P.C., we help those who have been harmed by dangerous consumer goods. Throughout our work with clients, we’ve seen the terrible harm that dangerous products can cause. Mr. Harford personally handles every case that our firm takes, and we work tirelessly to find our clients the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
We’ll never send you a bill that you need to pay out of pocket, and we’ll only collect expenses and fees if we win or settle. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous consumer good, contact us today by phone or online for a free initial consultation about your case.
“I would recommend him to anyone because he truly cares for his clients. Thank you Scott and may God bless you and your work.”– Melvin Cannon, Bronx, New York
Who Can Be Held Responsible for an Injury Caused by a Dangerous Product?
When you’re harmed by a dangerous consumer good, there may be multiple parties who could be held responsible for your injuries. These include those responsible for designing, manufacturing, testing, and supplying the product. A lawyer can investigate the nature of your injuries, how they happened, and who may be held liable.
- The designers of a product can often be held responsible for a dangerous product. Safety starts with design, and the designers of consumer goods have special responsibilities to protect the well-being of those who use the products. As part of this responsibility, designers should create products that meet government and industry safety standards. When they fail to design a safe product, they may be putting your health on the line, and they may be liable for your injuries.
- Manufacturers of a product must also keep your health in mind and meet government and industry standards. As part of their manufacturing process, they must have adequate quality control and safety processes in place to make sure that they aren’t producing a dangerous product. They must ensure that their products are produced safely, and they should report any known problems with the product. When manufacturers fail to meet their obligations and you’re harmed as a result, they may be held liable for your injuries.
- Those who test products for safety may be held liable if they fail in their duties. In many cases, products must be tested for safety before they can be released on the market. Companies often turn to independent laboratories to conduct these safety tests. If the labs fail to test the product as they should, or they fail to catch problems with consumer goods, they may be liable if a product harms you.
- Retailers and those who distribute products may be liable for your injuries. When you’re sold a product, you expect it to be safe for use, and you expect to receive safety information about the product’s hazards. If retailers and other distributors fail to protect you and sell you dangerous products, they may be liable for your injuries.
There are many parties who may be liable when you’re harmed by a dangerous consumer good. If you’ve been injured by a product that you relied on, a dangerous consumer goods lawyer can review your case and understand what steps you should take next.
Compensation for Your Injuries from a Dangerous Product
When you’re injured by a dangerous product, there may be many different types of compensation available for your injuries. The types of compensation available will depend on the facts of your case. If you have questions, a lawyer can review your case and help you understand your options.
Some of the common types of compensation that are often available in these cases include medical bill compensation, lost wages, property damage, and others.
- You may be able to recover any medical costs related to your injuries. This includes the cost of any past treatment related to your injuries and any future treatment that your injuries may need. When you’re injured by dangerous consumer goods, you may require medical treatment, physical therapy, and other care well into the future. A successful claim can help you find the compensation you need to manage these costs. We can also help you determine your future costs related to necessary ongoing treatment.
- You may also be able to obtain compensation for any lost wages or reduced future earnings that you suffer. After an injury, you may be out of work and unable to earn the income that you need to get by. We can help you recover compensation for the wages you lose due to your injuries. This may also include compensation for the damage that your injuries do to your future earning potential.
- Property damage is another form of compensation that may be available in your case. Dangerous consumer goods may start fires, explode, and cause serious damage to your property. A claim may include the cost of repairing or replacing any of your property that was damaged by the dangerous goods.
- Pain and suffering damages may be available in your case. After an injury due to dangerous consumer goods, you may suffer severe and lasting pain. Physical and mental anguish can transform your life, take away the activities you love, and prevent you from leading the life you want to live.
Depending upon the facts of your case, these and other forms of compensation may be available. If you’ve been injured, speak with a lawyer about your options for compensation today. A knowledgeable lawyer can examine the facts of your case, advise you on how your case may proceed, and let you know your options.
How Our Lawyers Can Help Victims of Dangerous Products
At Harford P.C., we understand what goes into building a strong and persuasive dangerous consumer goods case. We can help with every part of your claim, from investigating what happened to fighting for you in court. Throughout your claim, we’ll advocate for your interests and the recovery that you deserve.
- When you’re pursuing a dangerous consumer goods case, you’ll need strong, detailed evidence to support your claim. As part of your claim, we can gather everything your case needs, from photographs and witness testimony to medical evidence and reports surrounding your injuries. We’ll also look at information such as known dangers of the product and any government recalls or other problems that have arisen with the product. Gathering this evidence can be difficult and time-consuming, but we know what a dangerous consumer goods case needs and how to get it.
- We’ll also work with you and medical professionals to understand how you were injured and how those injuries may have affected you. Evaluating injuries takes time, knowledge, and detailed arguments for the harm you’ve suffered. With our knowledge and experience, we’ll listen to you, work with medical experts, and pursue the compensation that you deserve.
- We can handle any negotiations with those at liable for your injuries. When you’re injured, those who were responsible may try to lowball you or take advantage of your situation to get you to settle for as little as possible. We’ll stand up for you and your recovery and work to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible.
- In most dangerous consumer goods cases, lawyers can find a settlement that works for their clients. However, there may be cases where those who were responsible for your injuries may refuse to settle or give you the compensation you deserve. In those kinds of cases, we can take your case to court and fight for the compensation that you need.
When you’re trying to recover from your injuries, the process may seem overwhelming, but a knowledgeable attorney can help. An attorney can gather evidence and handle any investigation, negotiation, and litigation that your claim needs. If you’re considering a product liability case, contact Harford P.C. today.
Common Types of Dangerous Consumer Goods Cases Our Firm Has Handled
- Baby Powder/Ovarian Cancer/Mesothelioma. Baby powder and other talc-based powders may increase women’s risk of developing ovarian cancer and other health problems. Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral that is mined and refined for use in baby powder. However, a known problem with some talc products is that they may contain asbestos, a mineral known to cause cancer and other serious health problems. When the producers of baby powder and other talcum products fail to warn consumers about the danger, they may be liable for cancer and other injuries that occur.
- Boosted Boards/Personal Injury. In recent years, several companies have released skateboards and other personal transportation devices with built-in batteries and electric motors. These boards can present significant dangers to riders, including risks of battery fires, battery explosions, and other equipment failures that can lead to injury. If you’ve been injured by a boosted board or other personal transportation device, you may be eligible for compensation.
- Energy Drinks & Heart Attacks. In the United States, drugs, medicines, and many foods are carefully regulated by the government to guarantee the safety and efficacy of those substances. Unfortunately, many products such as energy drinks are listed as “dietary supplements,” meaning that they are subject to a much lower level of government scrutiny. This means that the products may contain dangerous levels of caffeine and other dangerous substances that do not need to be listed on the product. These drinks can lead to heart attacks and other serious health problems.
- Hydroquinone/Leukemia. Hydroquinone is used in many cosmetic products as a skin lightening and depigmenting agent. Used topically, this chemical was used in a variety of cosmetics and medicines for many years. Unfortunately, this chemical has turned out to have dangerous side effects, including increasing the risk of certain types of cancer in those who used the product.
- Muscle-Building Supplements/Cancer. Like energy drinks, many muscle-building substances are considered, “dietary supplements” by the U.S. government and therefore are subject to little or no scrutiny. This means that many muscle-building products sold online and by retailers may have dangerous ingredients and side-effects, such as an increased risk of cancer for those who use them. When those who develop, manufacture, or sell these products fail to warn customers of the dangers, they may be responsible for the injuries that occur.
These and many other dangerous consumer goods may jeopardize your health. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous consumer good, contact us today to discuss your case.
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
When you buy a product, you expect it to work as advertised. However, the unfortunate reality is that many consumer goods may cause you unexpected harm. Chemicals we rely on may cause cancer, devices that we entrust our lives to may fail, and products we’ve relied on for years may be undermining our health and well-being.
At Harford P.C., we understand the injuries that you’re facing, and we’re proud to help those injured by dangerous consumer goods pursue the compensation they deserve. At our firm, Mr. Harford personally handles every case and knows how to take your claim from start to finish. Throughout the process, we’ll advocate for you, your needs, and the compensation you deserve.
We’ll never send you a bill that you need to pay out of pocket, and we’ll only collect expenses and fees if we win or settle. If you’ve been injured by dangerous consumer goods, contact us today online or by phone for a free initial consultation.