By: Darrell Castle
You could have a death machine in your home and not even know it.
I don’t tell you that to freak you out, just to keep you on your toes when buying and using potentially dangerous products. It’s not even necessarily the products themselves that are dangerous, but the potential defects products can have that turn them from a useful device to a hazardous one.
There are three types of defects to watch out for.
Since you’re probably experiencing this frigid Memphis winter like me right now, let’s use the popular electrical space heater as an example.
Many families have an electrical space heater they use to heat their bedroom at night while they’re sleeping.
These space heaters often have tip over protection that disables the device if it for some reason tips over. They’re designed to have this feature.
But what if your space heater for some reason DIDN’T – it was not designed that way like it was supposed to be – and your dog tipped it over at night, initiating a fire.
Or what if your space heater WAS designed to have that tip over protection but it wasn’t manufactured that way – someone in the manufacturing department got it wrong.
The same thing could happen then. Your dog could accidentally tip the heater over while you’re sleeping, causing a fire. It’s as scary as it sounds.
And then there’s the third type of defect…
Have you heard of Actos?
Actos is a drug designed and manufactured to treat type 2 diabetes. However, Actos’ drug manufacturers have been facing heavy lawsuits for a while now because of a marketing defect.
Though Actos allegedly knew the risks through clinical trials, it failed to properly warn potential users of the chance to develop bladder cancer from using this drug.
Why would the drug manufacturer do this? Well, I – and many others – presume that the manufacturer saw the potential dollar signs attached to Actos and figured the risk was worth the reward.
But it’s not fair to the drug users. It’s not fair they were scammed by a marketing defect.
It’s not fair the sleeping family was harmed by the space heater’s manufacturing defect.
…or the design defect.
And since it’s not fair, you should do something about it. And you can.
If you’re injured by a product due to the negligence of the manufacturer – these defects are forms of negligence – then you should contact an experienced attorney. That’s after you’ve gotten medical treatment first, of course.
You shouldn’t be held responsible for the medical bills, lost wages from time off work and other expenses associated since the accident wasn’t your fault. The manufacturer should be held liable and should be required to compensate you. And they have insurance for this.
You need an attorney you can trust. You need an attorney experienced in these cases and one who’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
That’s what you’ll find at Darrell Castle & Associates.
Call us today at (901) 327-1212 for a FREE case evaluation, or fill out one of the contact forms on this page to have someone contact YOU.
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