Some products on the market can be dangerous to use but you may not receive adequate warning about them. Manufacturers of products that could be dangerous are required to warn consumers about those dangers. If they don’t and the product harms someone, then most states allow for lawsuits to be filed in court.
Required Manufacturer Labeling
No matter what a product is, the manufacturer has two duties to consumers. They are required to:
* Warn about potential dangers of their products.
* Provide instructions on how to use a product to avoid those dangers.
If a product doesn’t comply with the law, manufacturers can be fined but they can also be sued if the product ends up injuring or poisoning someone. For instance, if you took an over-the-counter medication and it resulted in hospitalization, a product liability attorney could help you file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Even though not all products require warnings or instructions, most manufacturers provide them to be on the safe side. However, warnings are required when:
* The product presents a danger and the manufacturer is aware of the danger.
* There is a danger when consumer makes reasonable use of a product and in the manner for which it is intended.
* The danger may not be obvious to users.
Reasonable use and obvious danger can vary between products so if you have been injured in some way after using a product, you should contact a product liability attorney. After discussing the circumstances of your injuries, a lawyer such as Danny E. Darnall Atty can tell you whether you have a product liability case.
If you have a case, your attorney can file or, if there is a class action lawsuit underway, he or she can have your case included so that you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. You can also follow them on Twitter.