Product Liability Attorneys
Defective products pose a serious danger to consumers, and they cause millions of injuries and deaths every year. In 2017 alone, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that there were nearly 13.7 million product-related injuries that resulted in visits to the emergency room. Of these, about 1.5 million resulted in deaths.
If you’ve been injured by a dangerous product, you’re looking for relief.
When you’ve been injured by a dangerous product, financial hardship is the last thing you need. The product-maker caused your injury – not you. When we purchase products, we expect them to work. We don’t expect them to hurt us, but faulty products can and do cause harm.
If you’ve been injured by a dangerous product, you’re looking for relief. In addition to recovering from your injury, you need to pay medical expenses, recover lost wages, and seek justice for the terrible pain you’re experiencing.
At Farah & Farah, we can help you obtain the financial support you deserve through a product liability claim or lawsuit. It’s not right for you to face financial hardship when a dangerous product caused your injury. Our attorneys can help you get compensation, so you can continue your recovery without struggling to pay your bills.
What to Expect from Our Attorneys During Your Product Liability Case
At Farah & Farah, our attorneys defective product can answer your questions, investigate your case, and help you obtain the relief you’re looking for. You deserve respect – and you deserve to be heard!
Around here, legal services are just the tip of the iceberg. When you or someone you love has been injured by a dangerous product in Florida or Georgia, we do everything we can to help you, including:
- Helping you find the right doctor to treat your injuries and perform a medical assessment
- Investigating the product, the incident, and the circumstances that led to your injury
- Negotiating your hospital bills, so you take home more money when we secure your victory
- Completing all necessary paperwork from insurance companies and hospitals, so you don’t have to deal with it
- Paying your medical expenses and recovering lost wages through your recovery or verdict
- Fighting for the highest possible payout, so you get the financial support you need to get your life back on track
Why Is It Beneficial to Hire a Product Liability Lawyer?
If you have been harmed by a defective product, the legal experts at Farah & Farah will provide the comprehensive support you need to seek compensation for your personal injury. When a product is defective due to design flaws, manufacturing mistakes, or incorrect or inadequate labeling, instructions, or warnings, you may be entitled to hold the manufacturer responsible for medical costs and other damages.
With an extensive background in product liability lawsuits, our team will guide you through the legal process toward the best possible outcome for your case. Farah & Farah has the right resources to take your lawsuit to trial and fight for the justice you deserve – and you pay no fees unless we win. By partnering with a dedicated legal team that has broad experience in defective product lawsuits, you gain a higher likelihood of success in the courtroom and can earn a larger recovery because of the tools we use to fight for you.
MISTAKES MADE BY THE MANUFACTURER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT MAY HAVE HARMED YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN IRREPARABLE WAYS.
Types of Defective Products
If a product doesn’t function the way it’s designed to or is otherwise flawed but does not cause physical injury to someone, it’s not considered defective. These products are usually covered by a warranty or a product recall with either the manufacturer or the seller. Defective products are only those that cause actual harm to users.
There are three primary types of defects found in defective products:
- Design flaws
- Incorrect or inadequate labeling, instructions, or warnings
- Manufacturing mistakes
Who Is the FDA?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is one of the government’s executive departments. It monitors a wide variety of products, ranging from medicines and medical devices to food and other products, such as Roundup, airbags, talcum powder, and flammable clothing. With so many different consumer products to monitor and approve, as well as millions of reports on products that are already on the market, the FDA has a lot to keep track of. For new products, the FDA has to rely on the information and results of tests and clinical trials provided by the company applying for approval.
What Is the FDA’s Approval Process?
Before the FDA approves any product, food, drug, or medical device, it requires the applicant company to thoroughly test its product and provide the results to the FDA. The process differs depending on the type of product, but the company must prove that the benefits of the drug or device outweigh the potential side-effects and that it is safe for consumers. Once a company has completed its testing and clinical trials, it has to submit all evidence and results to the FDA for approval before it’s allowed to market the product.
Every type of product, including medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, that the FDA monitors has a fast-track approval process available to companies. This accelerated evaluation process can be beneficial in that life-saving medical treatments can reach patients faster, but it also means that there’s less time for thoroughly evaluating products and medicines. If there’s a need for a particular medical device or drug to treat a life-threatening condition, that device or drug could be sped through the evaluation process and approved despite the existence of potentially harmful side-effects.
Conflicts of Interest Between FDA, Manufacturers, and Research Scientists
Companies can put pressure on the FDA to approve their products because they donate money to fund the FDA’s research. In addition, companies can influence the doctors who participate in the evaluation and approval process by “donating money” to them in order to try to smooth over or speed up the outcome. So much of the FDA’s funding comes from pharmaceutical companies (up to 75% for some divisions of the FDA), so the FDA’s ability to act as a regulator is affected.
Pharmaceutical Lobbyists & Political Influence
Drugs that are banned in Europe and elsewhere in the world make it onto the market in the United States. Drugs that have failed clinical trials are often approved, later causing harmful side-effects to the patients that take them. The approval of Oxycontin in 1995 without clinical trials contributed to the beginning of the opioid epidemic. If a drug isn’t approved, companies will resubmit the next year and pressure the FDA into approving them, this time without the advisory board members who had warned of the drug’s risks the year before.
With the pressure companies are capable of placing on the FDA and research scientists, as well as the fast-track approval process available, it’s possible for products to make it onto the market before dangerous side effects are fully understood. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product of any kind, Farah & Farah is here to help. Our team of highly skilled attorneys has years of experience in fighting companies whose products have harmed patients and consumers, so you can seek the compensation you deserve.
The product liability experts at Farah & Farah are experienced in a wide variety of defective product cases, including:
Defective drugs are medications that have been found to have risks and dangers that can harm or injure the patients who rely on them to treat medical conditions. In many cases, defective drugs have more severe side effects than the company warned about, or were found to have caused harm or injury to patients taking the drugs.
Defective Medical Devices
Defective medical devices are devices used to treat a medical condition that have caused harm or injury to the patients they were supposed to help. These can be both devices used externally or internally to the patient. However, many medical devices have been found to be defective, causing harm or injury to the patient.
Auto designers, manufacturers, and distributors have a responsibility for the safety of the products they sell to U.S. consumers. In recent years, major auto manufacturers have recalled millions of vehicles across the country as a result of defective airbag systems that injured drivers, especially those manufactured by Takata Corp.
Roundup is a weed killer used both in private and public gardens and on a wide scale in agriculture. Glyphosate, its primary ingredient, has been found to still be present in food sold in stores. In addition, some people who use Roundup regularly have claimed that it has caused them to develop cancer.
Talcum powder is an over-the-counter product that is used to treat rashes and absorb moisture. It’s been linked to ovarian cancer in women, as well as lung damage and breathing complications in infants. The manufacturer has stood by its product, claiming that it is safe, despite growing evidence of its risks.
What If I’ve Been Injured by A Defective Product?
Mistakes made by the manufacturer and distributor of a defective product may have harmed you and your family in irreparable ways. Injuries and deaths due to defective products can take a heavy toll on quality of life and on family finances due to lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Seek the compensation and justice you deserve. Let one of Farah & Farah’s experienced attorneys represent you and take on the company that harmed you or a loved one. Contact us now for a free consultation about your case. You pay nothing unless your case is successful.
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