The Product That Hurt Me Had a Disclaimer – Can I Still Sue?
We count on the products we purchase to work as indicated, and we trust that companies follow industry standards when it comes to making sure that their products are safe. Unfortunately, a few companies cut corners in the name of fattening up their bottom line as well as seeing if they can get away with it, leading to injuries and mass recalls. Product liability is part of personal injury law, and it offers you legal protections and recourse when it comes to making sure that you get the compensation you deserve when you get injured by a common household, sporting, home repair, or electronic product, regardless of whether or not they have a disclaimer slapped on them.
Are you looking for a defective product injury lawyer? If you were injured by a defective product, we’d love to help. It doesn’t matter if the product had a disclaimer or written warning: manufacturers, distributors and suppliers are legally obligated to make sure that your safety and wellbeing is taken care of at all times when using their products. McCready Law is a nationwide defective products law firm that has over 90 years of cumulative experience helping people just like you. If you’d like to know the true cost of your defective product lawsuit, please give us a call NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. The call is 100% FREE, and there’s no legal obligation.
Defective Product Had A Disclaimer: Now What?
Most products these days are technical thingamajigs that usually contain sufficient information with regard to how to operate them as well as keep oneself safe. That said, this isn’t enough to let companies off the hook as instruction that come with the product must be sufficient in providing the information in order for consumers to have a real appreciation of the dangers inherent in the product should it not be used in the manner in which it was intended.
FDA Labeling Rules
The FDA as well as FTC are very clear regarding the rules surrounding how labels and warnings should be placed on products. This is outlined in the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act which states that all consumer commodities must be labeled to disclose the contents of the product, its identity as well as the name of the business, packer, distributor or manufacturer. This mandate includes medications, food, tools, toys, equipment, and any other consumer goods made for public consumption in our country.
Can I Still Sue if the Product Had a Disclaimer?
Product disclaimers, according to the law, must be accompanied by instructions on how to use the product. However, just having a warning label and instructions doesn’t absolve the manufacturer of any liability. The manufacturer should only comfortably release a product and if they are assured that people won’t use their product incorrectly, leading to injuries. If they’re not comfortable, they shouldn’t release said product.
In addition, blank statement warnings that do not go into detail regarding why a product could cause injuries and what kinds of injuries can mean the manufacturer is not off the hook when it comes to legal liability.
Defective Product Lawyers – Call Us Today!
If you’ve been injured by a product that contained a written warning, please get in touch with us at (773) 823-0298 and we’ll help you file a product liability claim to help recover money damages for things like cost of past and future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and so much more. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to hearing from you.