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Woman and son awarded $15 million in products liability claim

Certain prescription drugs may have side-effects that a patient in West Virginia might want to be aware of before using them for treatment. However, in some cases the manufacturer of the drug might fail to inform doctors, or even patients, of any potential risks that could be involved. A woman in another state was recently awarded $15 million in a products liability lawsuit after her son suffered birth defects in relation to a drug she was taking while pregnant.

Flawed defibrillators may lead to products liability lawsuits

Companies are responsible for the manufacturing and testing of a multitude of medical devices each year. These devices are used to assist in the treatment of various medical conditions and are often crucial to the overall health of a patient. If one of these devices is defective, the subsequent harm to person's health can be catastrophic. If a company in West Virginia fails to warn a patient of possible defects, it could soon be facing a products liability lawsuit.

Woman files products liability lawsuit after implant failed

Many individuals across the country have had a medical device implanted to assist with a health condition. When forced to undergo a similar procedure, patients in West Virginia expect the device to be safe and to function properly. A faulty device can cause a medical condition to deteriorate and in some cases create new issues in the process. A woman in another state recently filed a products liability claim against a company, alleging that her hip joint implant stopped working prematurely.

Couple files products liability lawsuit after fall

People living in West Virginia buy certain products based on the functions those products are expected to perform. When a consumer pays good money for something that does not work as intended and he or she is injured as a result, a products liability lawsuit may be an appropriate remedy. A couple in another state recently filed a products liability lawsuit after the husband was injured while using a walker.

Toddler's death may lead to products liability claim

Dangerous or defective products cause injuries to thousands of people nationwide every year, including in West Virginia. Consumers who are victims of such injuries are entitled to pursue recovery of damages by filing products liability claims against those responsible. Furniture falling onto children has been the subject of many such claims, and those dangers were underscored by the recent death of a toddler in another state.

Do you have grounds for a products liability claim?

When a West Virginia patient has surgery to implant a medical device, it is with the expectation that he or she will receive quality care and that the products are safe. It is tragic and disappointing when these expectations are not met. Sadly, many patients suffer the repercussions of an unacceptable standard of care or an unsafe medical device without realizing that they may have grounds for a products liability claim. 

Products liability: West Virginia affected by recall

Many parents may give their kids a snack or take part in one themselves without thinking much about the product other than the nutritional value. However, some products may deserve more of an inspection, especially if they are part of a recall. Some food snacks could potentially pose hazards to consumers, and if consumers are injured due to consuming the products, they may have cause to file a products liability claim.

Could self-driving cars lead to products liability claims?

As West Virginia readers may have heard, a recent fatal accident has brought Tesla and its new autopilot function under scrutiny. A 40-year-old man was killed after the autopilot function failed to recognize a white truck against a bright sky, which ultimately resulted in a fatal collision. There is a debate whether automakers could be subjected to products liability claims if self-driving technology fails or if drivers bear the responsibility to react if they are in danger.

Do you have grounds for a products liability claim?

When a person seeks medical treatment, it is with the expectation that the care given will meet a certain standard. West Virginia patients also have the right to expect that medical implants and medical devices used for medical treatment are safe. When dangerous medical devices cause harm, patients have the right to seek compensation through a products liability claim.

Consumers can protect their rights with products liability claims

Some consumer products have hidden dangers that threaten the health and safety of every West Virginia resident. Among the most hazardous are dangerous or defective medical implants or equipment, such as hip replacement parts. When consumer products cause harm to innocent people, victims may consider a products liability claim in order to obtain rightful compensation.

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