In any product liability claim, you have to establish that the product was defective in some way. There are three types of categories of product liability.
You can claim that the product had a manufacturing defect. When a product has a manufacturing defect, it is designed well, but some batches of the product may contain a manufacturing or production defect that may cause a malfunction, or increase the risk of injuries to users.
Your claim could allege that the product was poorly designed. For instance, a car that has a tendency to roll over at certain speeds could be said to be have a design defect which makes it much more susceptible to a rollover.
Finally, your claim could allege that the product did not contain adequate instructions or warnings. For instance, if a medication is not meant to be used with certain types of foods, or other types of medications, the packaging must come with adequate warning labels. Failure to add warnings like this can place the manufacturer of the drug at risk of liability.
To establish if you have grounds for a valid product liability claim, speak to a Palm Beach product liability attorney. A claim can help you recover damages for medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. Schedule an evaluation of your claim by a Palm Beach product liability attorney.
Pharmaceutical Drugs and Your Risk
New pharmaceutical drugs become available to consumers every year. While pharmaceuticals often save lives, in other situations some drugs can cause traumatic injuries both mental and physical and can even cause death. Patients have the legal right to be fully informed about a drug’s appropriate dosage, potential interactions with other drugs, side effects, and other pertinent information. Serious side effects or death may result from mixing drugs or overdosing on a drug. If a pharmacist or a doctor gives you the wrong medication, the consequences can be catastrophic. If this happens to you anywhere in south Florida, speak at once with an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney.
Thousands of Floridians suffer every year from pharmaceutical drugs that cause severe, long-term injuries. A drug may be dangerous because of a defect in the manufacturing process, a manufacturer’s failure to test the drug properly, or a failure to provide proper dosage directions or disclose the drug’s side effects.
You shouldn’t be the one who has to pay when a big drug company puts profits over consumer safety. If you’ve been injured by using a pharmaceutical drug, you may be able to file a product liability claim and win compensation for your current and long-term medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. A good personal injury lawyer will evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and help you win the compensation you need and the justice you deserve. There are strict time limits for filing product liability claims, so if you’ve been injured, act now to obtain the legal help you’ll need. In south Florida, if you or a member of your family has been injured using any pharmaceutical product, contact an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney at once to discuss your rights and options under Florida law.
After suffering food poisoning, if you’re in south Florida, you should also get legal advice from an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawsuits in food poisoning cases are usually product liability claims; you have to demonstrate that the food was tainted and that its contamination caused your injury. If a fatality has resulted, a victim’s survivors may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. In either of these situations, you need to take action as quickly as possible.
With thousands of restaurants and the widest imaginable array of caterers and other food services, it’s inevitable that food poisoning is going to occur sometimes in south Florida. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain. These symptoms can emerge immediately, in a few hours, or even several days after consuming contaminated food. Symptoms can persist for hours or for days. If a fever persists, or if you experience blurred vision, muscle weakness, blood in the stool, or any trouble swallowing or speaking, get medical attention immediately. Once you’ve been treated, you should contact your county health department and file a report.
Proving that you suffered food poisoning can be difficult, and frankly, sometimes impossible. If the food can’t be tested because it’s gone, a lab test must prove that a parasite, bacteria, or virus was present in your body. If you contract food poisoning from food you eat in a restaurant, the restaurant may not necessarily be the negligent (or only negligent) party. Every step in the food’s distribution chain should be scrutinized, because food can become contaminated in processing, packaging, shipping, storage, or preparation.
If you suffer a serious or lasting injury because of food poisoning in south Florida – now or in the future – contact an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney as quickly as you can. A good personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case, provide trustworthy advice, and fight aggressively to obtain the compensation you need and the justice you deserve. You may be awarded damages for your medical costs, lost wages, and other injury-related expenses. If you’ve suffered food poisoning in Palm Beach County or anywhere in the south Florida region, speak with an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer immediately.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, children are at serious risk of injury or even death, when a large piece of furniture topples over on them, or falls on them. The statistics clearly indicate that this is a very serious, but neglected problem. There is a child fatality every two weeks in the United States from accidents involving large pieces of furniture and unsecured televisions. According to one study, children below the age of 10 accounted for 84% of all tipover-related fatalities.
Parents may not realize that their children are at risk of injuries from toppling furniture in their homes. The risk is very real when it involves large flat screen televisions that are now a staple feature in so many homes. That flat screen television maybe the pride of your home, but as Palm Beach product liability attorneys often see, if it has not been installed properly, it can easily fall on your child. Children may be injured when they climb on top of washing machines or large pieces of furniture.
Use anchoring devices to secure televisions. If you have a wall-mounted television, make sure that it is secured safely. Prevent tipover risks by avoiding placing remote controls and other items on top of the television-a child may try to reach out for the remote, and end up pulling the television on top of him.
For help filing a product liability claim after an injury involving a defective product, speak to a Palm Beach product liability attorney.