Glendale Product Liability Attorneys
Dangerous Products & Professional Lawsuits
Did you buy a product or take prescription medicine that should have made your life easier, but it made it much more difficult through an injury instead? Call (818) 946-0608 and talk to a Glendale product liability lawyer of the Law Offices of Wax & Wax. Our attorneys have ample experience bringing claims against major manufacturers and recognizable companies. We know what it takes to challenge them in and out of court while pursuing a maximized compensation amount for you.
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How Does a Product Become Defective?
A product can become defective due to the negligence of any party involved in its production and sale. From product engineers to retailers, everyone needs to be mindful of how a product is made, advertised, sold, etc. Otherwise, it can become dangerously defective and endanger countless consumers.
Products are typically defective in one of three ways:
- Design: If a product’s design is inherently unsafe, then the product is defective by design. All products that share a design defect will be dangerous.
- Manufacturing: If a product is manufactured erroneously, then it can become defective by manufacturing. Only products with that specific manufacturing error will be defective, so it is possible for one consumer to get a perfectly safe product while another does not.
- Advertising: If a consumer is not given enough safety information when purchasing and using a product, then it can become dangerous by advertising.
Recent Examples of Defective Products
How often do products become defective and hurt consumers? Unfortunately, it is a common occurrence. Dozens of major, brand-name products are flagged for recalls each year due to their dangers.
Three of the most famous and recent product recalls are:
- Takata airbags: Takata designed their airbags to use an unstable chemical component, which caused them to explode randomly and violently. This design defect resulted in numerous deaths, hundreds of severe injuries, and the largest vehicle recall in history.
- J&J talc powder products: Certain Johnson & Johnson baby powder products have been found to contain asbestos due to a manufacturing defect. Using these products has been linked to ovarian cancer, respiratory injuries, and more.
- Zantac: Ranitidine – the drug used in Zantac – is used to treat heartburn, but it also exposes the user to high levels of NDMA, a carcinogen. None of Zantac’s multiple manufacturers warned consumers about this side effect, which makes this product defective by advertising.
You can check to see if the product that hurt you has been slated for recall by visiting the official United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. To search for a recalled product, click here and enter as much product information as you can in the search fields.
Keep the Defective Product – Don’t Send It Away
If you tell a product maker about your defective product, then they will likely tell you to send it to them so they can inspect it. Do not send it away without first consulting with a defective product lawyer. By returning the product to the manufacturer, you will surrender the best piece of evidence to use in your case.
Our product liability attorneys in Glendale would like to inspect the product ourselves. We can even call third-party engineers and experts to analyze the product. But we can’t do much if the product has already been sent away because the manufacturer is unlikely to return it. Instead, the product will probably be destroyed.
We Can Challenge Product Manufacturers for You
Leave the difficult details of your claim or lawsuit up to our product liability lawyers in Glendale. We can make the most of your case and demand compensation in your name while you rest and recover. Our legal services make pursuing compensation stress-free.