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From auto parts and medical devices to contaminated food and drugs, consumers are injured every year by products that are defective or dangerous. If you are injured by a dangerous product, the Atlanta personal injury law firm of Morgan & Morgan can help.
A defective product can literally blow up in your face or cause significant property damage and other loss. And a look at the drug recall page of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Georgia Food and Feed Recall Alert page makes clear the common presence of dangerous products in our day-to-day lives.
Dedicated to notifying the public about dangerous products, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has a mandate to notify consumers and businesses to the danger of defectively produced or marketed items. While these agencies work hard to prevent further injury, the danger of a consumer product is sometimes not known until after someone is hurt or killed.
At Morgan & Morgan, we have the resources to investigate if the product was defective and how the product caused injury. If you, or a family member, is injured by a defective product in Atlanta, our law firm has decades of experience fighting for maximum compensation for injury and suffering caused by the negligence of manufacturers, and others.
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a defective product, please fill out our free case evaluation today.
The Basis of an Atlanta Product Liability Claim
In Georgia, when you are injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have a product liability claim. Product liability is the name given to legal action that seeks to determine who is responsible, or liable, for injuries you suffer that are caused by a dangerous product.
In product liability cases, it may not just be the manufacturer who is held liable for your injury. Responsible parties might also include the companies who marketed, distributed, or sold the product. The attorneys in our Atlanta office work regularly with individuals, and families, who suffer personal injury.
With product liability claims in Georgia, we fully investigate the design, manufacture, and chain of possession of a defective product to determine the following:
Defective design: A defect in a poorly designed product shows up in an entire series of products, or goods. Defective design in a medical device or piece of sports equipment could cause injury to whomever purchases the product.
Defective manufacture: Oftentimes a product is safely designed but some pieces are defectively manufactured, or produced in a way that renders the final product unsafe. Defective manufacturing may affect only a certain number of a particular product, or the entire lot.
Failure to warn: Regardless of good design, and an appropriate manufacturing process, some products are inherently dangerous if the consumer is not warned, or informed, about the proper use of the device or product. A marketing defect occurs when a product, like a powerful drug, is mard for a use other than approved, or marketed without sufficient was.
Steps to Take If You’re Injured by a Defective Product
If you are harmed by a product, drug, or device, seek medical attention. Be sure to follow the instructions of your physician and keep follow-up appointments. After you have received treatment, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Keep the defective product or drug. Also keep receipts and any dispensing, marketing, or other packaging that accompanied the product. Located in downtown Atlanta, our defective products legal team can rapidly move to investigate your case, preserve evidence, and present your options for a legal claim. Product liability claims in Georgia, or elsewhere, raise consumer awareness of potentially dangerous products.
If you are hurt by a product, the chances are high that someone else will be injured too.
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Our Atlanta office is not far from the 75/85. If you or a loved one is hurt by a defective or dangerous product, call our attorneys at (404) 965-8811 today, or take advantage of our free case evaluation.
With decades of successful experience helping injured clients across the United States, Morgan & Morgan can help when you are hurt.