In many people’s every day hygiene routines, they brush their teeth, floss, and use mouthwash. The purpose of these products is for health and wellness. However, when a product is faulty or hazardous, they may cause more harm than good. Defeating the purpose of wellness, a hazardous product, such as one that is contaminated, does not improve health but instead can instill illness or cause personal injuries and suffering.
Our lawyers believe that consumers ought to be able to trust that the goods they purchase are safe. When a manufacturer or retailer fails to provide safe goods by failing to inspect for dangers, failing to remove the dangerous product from the stream of commerce, or by not warning consumers of proper use, wrongdoers can be held liable in a product liability lawsuit.
In a recent article by Local 10, Plantation brand mouthwash has been reported to have a microbial contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers against using this product. The contamination at hand could cause serious illness, especially in those with compromised immune systems.
As you may know, product liability law is an area of personal injury law that focuses on dangerous or defective products. When a company or manufacturer makes dangerous products available to unknowing consumers, they can be held liable for personal injuries or fatalities that result. The products in this area of the law are not only limited to health and hygiene products, such as the mouthwash described in this case. In fact, product liability covers a broad range of categories, including but not limited to, medical devices, machinery, medicine, food, firearms, vehicles, household products, toys, and clothing.
Our attorneys pride themselves on the positive changes they have made in the area of product liability through the examples set in successful lawsuits. In this way, we have brought justice to innocent victims but also helped ensure that dangerous products were removed from the market. For instance, in one case of product liability, our law firm recovered a $3 million settlement against a vehicle manufacturer who improperly designed a fuel delivery system, which caused a fuel-fed fire in a collision.
If you’ve suffered injured due to a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to hold the company and manufacturer liable for their failure to keep you safe as a consumer. Our firm offers free consultations and would be happy to discuss your potential legal claim with you.