Manufacturing companies have a responsibility to produce and distribute products that have been carefully designed, safety-tested and approved for use by the public. Unfortunately, many corporations prioritize their profits over people. This leads to products with dangerous defects being put on the market – often resulting in serious injuries and deaths.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product in Westport, Connecticut, Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC, can help. Our personal injury lawyers will bring over 30 years of experience to your case. Contact us for a free initial consultation with a Westport product liability attorney near you.
If you were injured or a loved one lost his or her life because of a defective product, you can bring a product liability lawsuit to pursue financial compensation. Product liability is a doctrine that places legal and financial responsibility on a manufacturer for producing or distributing a faulty product. Under strict product liability laws, a victim does not have to prove that the manufacturing company was negligent. Instead, it is enough to demonstrate that the product contained a defect and caused the injuries in question. No matter what bodily injury you suffered, a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or another type, our Westport product liability attorneys can help.
There are three ways in which a product can be harmful to a consumer. The strict liability law will generally only apply if the item contains one of the three main types of defects:
If a product contains one of these defects, it can pose an unreasonable risk of harm to consumers. An unreasonable risk means that even if the consumer uses the product correctly, the risk of injury is excessively high.
Manufacturing companies release thousands of defective products each year. When a defective product malfunctions or harms consumers, it gets recalled. This means it is pulled from shelves and a warning is posted publicly regarding the dangers of the item. The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps a running list of recalled products. It often includes:
Products that have been involved in notable recalls over the years include 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, IVC filters, hernia mesh, DePuy hip replacements, Takata airbags and Roundup herbicide. If any product malfunctioned due to a defect and injured you, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the manufacturer or distributor.
Contact the Westport defective product lawyers at Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC today, to schedule your free case evaluation.