Do you love eating ice cream, particularly Turkey Hill Ice Cream? If so, beware of a recent recall. Earlier last month, Turkey Hill Dairy recalled a number of its Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream after it was discovered that the package possibly contained Rocky Road Ice Cream instead. It is reported that the cup of the affected packages reads “Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream” and the package lid actually read “Rocky Road Premium Ice Cream.”
Why is this a big deal? Well, the packages with Rocky Road Ice Cream may contain unlisted ingredients such as almonds and eggs. These are two of the major allergens. If a person, who is allergic to these ingredients, consumes these ingredients, he or she may have a serious reaction.
Some of the affected packages were sold in Illinois, so be on the lookout. If you discover that you purchased one of the affected packages, you should either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Yet, if you are not allergic to almonds or eggs, there is no safety issue in consuming this ice cream.
If you are injured at the hands of a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation dependent on several factors. It is important that you hire an attorney for your case.
Products Liability and the Importance of an hiring an Attorney
In essence, products liability cases exist when a defective product, such as food, injures you. Recalls on food, such as the one listed above, are a good way to provide notice to the public of potentially dangerous products. However, some people are injured before the notice is provided or before the injured person is knowledgeable of such notice.
If you sustain injury from a defective food product, it is important to know that there are three legal avenues you may pursue. For one, you may file a claim based on grounds of strict liability. Second, you may file a claim based on grounds of breach of express or implied warranty. Third, you may file a claim based on grounds of negligence. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to advise you on these legal concepts.
This transitions to my next point: It is important to hire an attorney for your products liability case. If it is not already clear, products liability cases are difficult and time consuming. An attorney will deal with all the parties involved, including insurance companies, will gather evidence and, best of all, will allow you an opportunity to focus on your wellbeing. In addition, your attorney will also ensure that your case is timely filed with the proper Illinois court pursuant to Illinois’ statute of limitations for products liability cases.
In the end, if a defective product, such as defective food, injures you, it is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney. This will improve your chances of receiving compensation. Said compensation includes, but is not limited to, lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. The personal injury lawyers at Levin & Perconti are here for you. Call one of our personal injury lawyers today at (312) 332-2872 or toll free (877) 374-1417 to schedule a FREE consultation.