Unsafe Products Attorneys in The Woodlands Recovering Damages from Defective and Harmful Products
The products we use in our homes and lives every day, from medicine to food to vehicles and toys, can cause life-altering injuries and death. 11.7 million people were treated in emergency departments in 2021 as a result of bad consumer products, according to NSC injury facts.
Defective products cause catastrophic accidents and harm when product defects are present. The causes of product defects typically include:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Improper labeling or marketing
- Failure to warn consumers about symptoms or consequences
- General negligence
Sometimes the only way manufacturers admit to mistakes—and commit to making safer products—is with legal intervention. Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, helps victims of unsafe products take legal action so others don’t get hurt.
Why Do Consumer Products Fail?
Consumers trust manufacturers to create safe products that make their lives better. Harmful effects make people sick, inflict pain and sometimes cause long-term consequences. To back this up, a study from nulab.com shows that more than 30,000 new products are introduced yearly, and 95 percent fail.
Many things contribute to product failure, though a few examples include the following:
- Poor design
- Lack of quality assurance
- Lack of testing
- Lack of danger warnings
- Poor installation instructions
- Poor assembly
- A construction error
- Use of dangerous materials
When consumer products fail to deliver, Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, can pursue legal action against a manufacturer.
What are the Types of Product Defects?
Consumers are unaware of how a product can be harmful if not manufactured correctly. A product defect will often fall into one of three categories:
- Design defect
- Manufacturing defect
- Marketing defect
A design defect might be a warning sign that a manufacturer did not test the product for its intended use. A helmet that cracks or breaks under a small impact is an excellent example of a design defect.
A manufacturing defect means the manufacturer did not intentionally make a mistake, but the product is dangerous nonetheless. Using the wrong material when creating a product is considered a manufacturing defect.
Companies that fail to market their products properly mislead customers with false claims or advertisements encouraging improper use. Inaccurate warning labels and incorrect user instructions are all marketing defects that can hurt people.
What is a Product Recall?
A recall happens if someone finds out that a product could harm someone, make them sick, or have already hurt someone. Take the food industry, for example. Food might contaminate bacteria, viruses, parasites, or foreign objects like glass or plastic. A person could unknowingly consume food with these contaminants and get sick or experience a long-term illness.
Product recalls occur in the following consumer industries:
- Children’s products
- Home appliances, furniture, outdoor equipment
- Construction materials
- Industrial products or equipment
- Food and beverage
- Medical devices
To search for product recalls, visit the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission to avoid future dangers. Contact our attorneys to pursue legal recourse when a product recall has impacted your life.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
The most vulnerable people, like seniors and young children, are exposed to harmful and unsafe products from irresponsible companies. Children ages 0-4 are most susceptible to injuries.
Consumers hire Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, to help prove a defective product if they were exposed to a bad product design, a manufacturing or marketing defect. Our attorneys can help demonstrate that the product poses a danger the typical user would not notice.
We might use the following examples to illustrate this point:
- The product is unfit for its intended use
- The product does not include proper labeling or instructions
- The product does not have warning labels outlining potential risks
- The product is dangerous due to manufacturing, design, or assembly
Fighting against big consumer manufacturers will require uncompromising legal representation. These companies do whatever it takes to defend their company and reputation, as product recalls and lawsuits are costly to their business in more ways than one. Schedule your consultation to speak with our attorneys to discuss injuries due to an unsafe product: 713-766-3733.