What to Do If I Have Suffered an Injury from a Recalled Product
As consumers, we place our trust in the products involved in our everyday lives. When they function correctly, products like automobiles, medical devices, cleaning products and kitchen appliances enhance our lives. A product can make our lives easier, safer, healthier and more enjoyable.
However, every product goes through many steps from design to distribution, and mistakes can occur at any time. Sadly, injuries ranging from minor to severe can occur as a result of these errors.
Dangerous Products are Everywhere
It is a sobering thought that most of the products you own have the potential for injuring you or someone you know. Despite rigorous testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are still many defective products that make it into the marketplace. By the time the FDA issues a massive product recall, it may be too late to prevent your injuries.
At The Cochran Firm, we understand how difficult it is to deal with an injury because of a faulty product. If you or a loved one was injured by a defective medical device, dangerous pharmaceutical or other flawed product, there are steps you can take to help prevent other injuries.
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If You Have Suffered an Injury from a Recalled Product
If you have been injured by a defective product, here are some steps you can take:
- Seek medical attention: First and foremost, seek medical attention if you become injured by a product. Even if the injuries seem minor, allowing an injury to go untreated will cause your condition to worsen. You will also want a record of your treatment to help you prove your case in court.
- Determine whether a product recall was issued: Product recalls are often issued without consumer knowledge. Research your product on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to determine whether a recall has been issued. If it was, the recall will include information on how to return or repair that product. If no recall was issued, contact both the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the product manufacturer regarding your injuries.
- Seek legal advice: Consult the attorneys at The Cochran Firm to learn more about your options and how to move forward with your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain, and suffering. While nobody should suffer from a defective product, it does happen. By knowing what to do, you will be better prepared to handle this devastating situation should it happen to you or your family.Additional Resources:
Seeking Medical AttentionIf you have been injured by a defective product that has been recalled or you believe it should be recalled, please contact the defective product attorneys at The Cochran Firm today. We serve clients nationwide.