New Jersey Product Liability Attorney
New Jersey Product Liability
Consumers expect that the products they buy and use every day will be safe and function as intended, and most of the time, this is what happens. But there are times when products do not function as expected. Examples range from cars and appliances, to toys, foods, medicines, and medical devices, which can all cause injuries or may not live up to the manufacturer’s claims. In these situations, consumers have the right to seek redress.
There are many reasons products fail. For example, shoddy manufacturing, cutting corners, substandard materials, skimping on quality control and insufficient/incorrect instructions for installation can all lead to product failure.
Moreover, food products can be quite dangerous if not handled appropriately. Whether it’s the growing or processing, the failure to properly cook, package and store or allowing foreign fragments/objects to get into the food, it is extremely important that food is handled with extreme care to prevent illnesses such as salmonella and Listeria.
Medications, though regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, are another source of potential danger. A medicine sometimes contains too much or too little of the active ingredient or the labeling fails to give adequate instructions for taking the drug or does not properly warn about side effects and interactions with other medications and foods. Improperly designed or manufactured devices have caused serious and sometimes permanent injuries to recipients.
Dietary supplements are responsible for numerous user complaints. Because supplements are not subject to the FDA regulations that apply to drugs, consumers cannot be sure a supplement contains what the label says. Many supplements may contain hidden drug ingredients, meaning the user can unknowingly be at risk for side effects or interactions. Other supplements have been shown not to contain the herb or substance shown on the label and some supplements contain possible allergens not identified in the ingredient list.
Children’s products raise special concerns because infants and small children cannot protect themselves from injury. Furniture and equipment like cribs, car seats, strollers, and high chairs can all be hazardous. Toys with small parts can be a choking hazard. And even when an unsafe children’s product is recalled, it is difficult to ensure that every unit is taken out of circulation.
The experienced attorneys in the New Jersey offices of Parker Waichman LLP are recognized for their success in helping consumers get refunds and compensation when a product causes illness, injury or economic loss.
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