Although you expect the products you purchase to be safe, using some of them can cause you and your family harm. When you suffer injuries as a result of using a consumer product, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the manufacturer and/or other responsible parties.
From crop fertilizers to medications, no products are immune to design defects, manufacturing problems, and insufficient warnings or instructions for use. When products you’ve purchased and used in the manner intended cause you harm, various parties can face liability.
Farmers increasingly rely on large companies to supply the various materials they need to run their farms and support their families and their communities. Many of these agricultural supply companies manufacture, distribute, sell, and supply products that can cause serious damage to small and large farmers alike. If you’ve suffered a serious financial loss or physical injury due to the actions of an agriculture business, contact Minces Rankin to learn more about your legal rights.
When a consumer is prescribed a medication or advised to take an over-the-counter drug, they trust that it is safe to use and will help them get better – not worse. When pharmaceutical companies bring drugs to market without adequate testing and clinical trials or fail to warn of potential risks, patients suffer the consequences. Pharmaceuticals are considered defective when the side effects are severe enough to outweigh the potential benefits. In most cases, the manufacturer of the defective drug is responsible for the resulting damages. As such, many of these types of claims fall under the umbrella of products liability.
Medical devices have become a way of life for people with various medical conditions; however, the design, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of a device or implant can be faulty, making life much more difficult and painful for patients than it was before surgery. Implants touted as a cure often end up causing more physical and mental harm and medical expense than the issue they should have resolved. In many situations, it is because the product itself was faulty.