June 11th, 2018| With the number of governmental agencies regulating products and safety standards that product manufacturers must follow before releasing goods to the general public, most people assume that the items they buy are safe to use. While that’s true for most products, a large number of potentially dangerous products slip through the cracks each year and pose serious risks to the people who buy them and anyone who uses them. In addition to several medical devices, including joint replacements, birth control implants, and heart-related devices, ordinary consumer products can also be dangerous. A few examples include e-cigarettes and their potential to cause explosions and burns and weed killers and their potential to cause illnesses and even cancer. If you or someone you love get hurt by a defective product, you can help protect your rights by taking the following steps:
- Get medical attention. Many defective product injuries can cause serious complications, while others can be potentially life-threatening. Getting evaluated by a healthcare professional can help stabilize your health, rule out dangerous complications, and get you on the path to recovery. It will also create valuable evidence for your claim that links your health problems to your use of the product in question.
- Get a California defective product lawyer. Without a lawyer on your side, you may be on your own when it comes to paying for expensive medical bills and incurring significant income losses that often occur after defective product injuries. It’s our goal to help you get the compensation you deserve for what you’ve been through.