Defective and Dangerous Consumer Products
The Birmingham product liability lawyers at Goldasich, Vick & Fulk represent individuals who are injured by defective products throughout central and south Alabama, including Birmingham, Hoover, Jasper, and Tuscaloosa Most of these injuries could be avoided if the distributor or manufacturer of these products took additional steps to ensure the safety of its consumers.
We understand that serious injuries can affect our clients’ lives forever, and as a result, we offer dedicated legal representation for injured persons and their families. If you or someone you love is injured in an auto accident, we can help you. To learn more, schedule a free no-obligation consultation today.
We understand the pain and suffering that the victims will likely experience. We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive the maximum compensation that they deserve to recover in all aspects of their life. We also recognize that no two claims are the same and remain fully dedicated to providing clients personalized attention in a variety of types of situations.
Time is of the essence. If you have been injured by a defective or recalled product, or your loved one has died as the result of another’s careless conduct, don’t wait, contact us today for a complimentary case review.
Examples of Product Recalls
Defective consumer products may pose a fire, electrical, or chemical hazard. Additionally, as in the case of talcum powder, the recalled product may cause life-altering medical issues. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost more than $700 billion each year.
Product Liability Claims
Goldasich, Vick & Fulk handle product liability claims for people who are injured by defective products throughout central and south Alabama. We work tirelessly to ensure that manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for injuries caused by defective products. Our product liability attorneys handle a large number of product recall claims including those involving the most catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation injuries, severe burns and wrongful death. We will fight tirelessly to recover the maximum amount of compensation for our injured clients and their families.
Some of the product recalls that we’re currently investigating include:
Defective Pressure Cookers – Over the past several years, we have seen an alarming increase in the number of cases involving defective pressure cookers. We currently represent several clients who have suffered terrible burns due to pressure cooker lids failing catastrophically. There have been several major pressure cooker recalls over the past several years.
Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder – Recently unsealed documents purport to show that Johnson & Johnson has known since the 1970s that its talc-based powders contained asbestos fibers, which could increase the risk of ovarian cancer in women who used the products for daily feminine hygiene. More than 5,000 talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson in courts nationwide. California’s first talcum powder trial resulted in a jury awarding $417 million, including $340 million in punitive damages, to a woman with terminal ovarian cancer.
Toys and Children’s Products – Toys with parts that detach, whether intentionally or not, and those that contain toxic chemicals are often the subject of toy recalls, and children’s products like cribs and safety seats that can be defectively designed also pose safety risks.
ATVs – ATVs are often the target of major product recalls. The vehicles’ high center of gravity makes them prone to rolling over, and the lack of seat belts is a serious safety hazard.
Additional Product Recall Information
Consumers can review the latest product recalls and alerts and search for specific product safety information at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website (CPSC). The CPSC is federal agency charged with ensuring the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools and household chemicals.
Our Product Liability Attorneys Get Results
We believe that every case is an important one and that every client deserves personal attention, compassion and an attorney who will fight for your rights. No matter the extent of the injuries or the type of accident that you have been injured in, do not hesitate to get the involvement of an Alabama product liability attorney from our firm. Contact us today.