Product liability is a highly important risk to manage for all manufacturers. Whether it is a car being recalled, or a baby’s crib, products are constantly being recalled. That is because the recalled products have usually been involved in numerous injuries to the consumer. The acknowledgment that these products are defective often occurs after serious damage has been done .The product may be manufactured improperly and thus dangerous to operate or operating instructions or warnings may be inadequate regarding the products use. Besides the automotive industry other areas of frequent recalls involve children’s toys, window treatments, appliances, and power tools.
Despite the Federal Drug Administrations required approval for drugs, the Pharmaceutical industry and Chemical industry often are also subject to recalls. Too many drugs have been placed on the markets that have resulted in serious and dangerous side effects to the consumer. For example many consumers have found that taking the following medications have resulted in serious side effects and unintended consequences: Accutane, an acne medication, Celebrex an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug, Ephedrine a dietary/weight loss supplement, Meridia a dietary/weight loss drug, Prempro a female hormone replacement medication, and Zyprexa a drug used for psychiatric patients. Please call us to discuss any injuries you may have sustained due to drug or chemical exposure.