Attorneys Handling Defective Products Cases For Clients In The Bakersfield Area

Defective Products | Objects that people rely on every day are often dangerously flawed. These flaws can leave you with serious injuries requiring ongoing medical. This is especially true of defective medical products and poorly designed or manufactured car parts.

What does Products Liability Law Cover?

Products liability law applies to items that are defectively designed or manufactured. It also includes products that are marketed for a particular purpose, but are inherently inadequate for that purpose.

An item sold to a consumer that causes injury may render the maker liable for those injuries. If you incurred medical and other costs related to a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Automobile Defects Are A Frequent Source Of Injuries

Car parts are recalled every year because they present a hazard to owners and other individuals on the road. They are often found to be the source of an accident resulting in trauma or burn injuries. Auto parts that have been found to be dangerously flawed include:

  • Air bags,
  • Shock absorbers,
  • Seatbelts,
  • Brakes and brake pads; and
  • Transmissions.

Vehicles prone to rollover are also considered defective. And there are many cases of dangerous child car seats being recalled. The injuries that you or a loved one sustained during a car or motorcycle accident may be the result of a vehicle part manufactured or designed in a manner that was unsafe.

And you may be surprised to learn that some motorcycle helmets do not meet safety requirements and are designed only for aesthetics. A manufacturer could be held liable for the financial and medical results of your accident.

Flawed Medical Devices and Medications can Qualify as Defective Products

Medical products that are improperly designed or poorly manufactured often create disastrous results for people who rely on them. The Food and Drug Administration tracks recalls of health products removed from the market for safety concerns, including:

  • General health risks and side effects,
  • Viral infection risks,
  • Mold exposure,
  • Oversized tablets,
  • Chemical impurities; and
  • Lack of sterility in the manufacturing plant.

Similarly, medical devices used during surgeries, general treatment and rehabilitation are often recalled for dangerous lack of functionality. The FDA has noted significant defects and recalls in common medical equipment, such as:

  • Glucose meters,
  • Ventilators,
  • Tracheal tubes,
  • IV bags,
  • Incubators,
  • Anesthesia equipment; and
  • Portable oxygen cylinders

Flaws in medication you are prescribed or equipment that was used during your treatment can complicate existing medical conditions and cause serious side effects. Some flaws in equipment, such as ventilators or incubators, can be fatal. If you recently suffered side effects from medication or were injured by medical machinery, you may have a right to compensation.

Contact a Products Liability Attorney for a Free Initial Consultation

Defectively designed, manufactured or marketed products kill and injure countless people every year. Young Wooldridge, LLP represents people in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas who were injured and have a legal right to compensation.

If you or a family member was hurt because of a defective product, schedule a free initial consultation with a product liability lawyer by contacting the firm at 661.578.6556 or online.