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Hazardous consumer products make their way into the market

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2017 | Product Liability

Rules, regulations and laws govern the safety protocols that manufacturers and producers are supposed to use to ensure that what you buy will work properly and not cause you injury. While many companies strive to adhere to these requirements, hazardous consumer products still make it into the stores here in Kentucky. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries due to one of these products, you may be able to seek restitution for the damages you sustained as a result.

You may rightly assume that the products you buy are safe. Why would they be on the market otherwise? Unfortunately, the news is often full of stories about recalls of products ranging from airbags to frozen chicken and everything in between. The household products you use, the medical device implanted in your body that is meant to save your life and the over-the-counter or prescription drugs you take could all end up causing irreparable harm to you.

When you do suffer serious injuries due to a defective product, you may consider filing a products liability claim against the parties believed responsible. In order to prevail in such a claim, you must first prove that the design of the product was unsafe, that it was defective or that the instructions were lacking. In some cases, products fail to come with adequate warnings. The next step is to prove that you sustained financial damages from the injuries you suffered.

Providing the appropriate evidence to a Kentucky civil court could require the assistance and knowledge of an attorney who regularly handles cases involving hazardous consumer products. He or she more than likely works with third parties who can help build your case. A successfully litigated claim could provide you with the restitution you need to defray your financial losses associated with your injuries.