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What Are the 4 Most Common Defective Products?

Just about any type of product can have a dangerous defect. If you were injured by a defective product, you may have grounds for a claim against multiple parties including the designer, manufacturer, distributor, and vender of the product.

Unfortunately, many victims of defective products are unaware that they have the right to file a lawsuit. They wind up paying for expensive medical bills, lost income, and other damages out of their own pocket. Don’t make this mistake.

If you were injured by a defective product, contact Laborde Earles Law Firm to find out if you have grounds for a claim. A Marksville personal injury lawyer will investigate the cause of your injury, gather evidence, and help you fight for the maximum compensation.

If your case goes to trial, our injury attorneys have the litigation experience to represent your interests in court. Call 800-522-6733 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Read on to learn about four types of products that often contain dangerous defects:

  1. Motor-Vehicles

Car accidents are a leading cause of unintentional injuries and death in the United States. Although most collisions stem from driver error, a significant number involve defective auto parts. Any defect in the following parts can lead to a serious wreck or worsen the severity of injuries:

  • Airbags;
  • Braking system;
  • Steering wheel;
  • Seat belts; and
  1. Medications

Pharmaceutical drugs are required to undergo extensive testing before they enter the consumer market. Unfortunately, these evaluations do not always identify all harmful effects of a drug. If a medication causes unintended, harmful side effects that are not listed on its label, the victim may have grounds for a claim against the drug’s manufacturer.

In recent years, the following drugs led to defective drug lawsuits:

  • Abilify;
  • Concerta;
  • Nexium;
  • Invokana;
  • Prilosec;
  • Taxotere;
  • Xarelto; and
  1. Household Appliances

A seemingly benign household product can be a disaster waiting to happen. The following household items are often the cause of product liability claims:

  • Kitchen ranges without anti-tip devices;
  • Faulty water heaters;
  • Clothes dryers that accumulate too much lint; and
  • Hairdryers that cause fires.
  1. Children’s Toys

Product liability cases related to children’s toys can be particularly traumatic. A negligently designed toy can be a choking hazard, and toys that contain lead can cause serious illnesses. Parents who would like to check for toy recalls should visit the CPSC website.

If you or a member of your family was injured by a defective product, turn to Laborde Earles Law Firm. A Marksville injury attorney will evaluate your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages.

Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience protecting the rights of the injured. Call 800-522-6733 to schedule a free consultation.