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Product liability case alleges waterslide gravely injured boy

Frighteningly, every year in California and across the United States, numerous people are injured by dangerous or defective products. When these injuries are severe, the victims or their families typically find it beneficial to consult a product liability lawyer. Often, a successfully litigated lawsuit is the only way to get the funds necessary to help with medical costs and other financial consequences.

Hospital facing product liability claims

When a child must undergo surgery, parents in California and around the nation are understandably concerned. Even in routine procedures, there is always a possibility of a surgical error or other complication. In some situations, there are issues with the equipment used in the surgery or recovery. A hospital in another state must deal with a possible product liability lawsuit after several children became ill following routine surgeries.

$417 million product liability verdict against J&J

Johnson & Johnson is a well-known manufacturer of consumer products that has been in operation for over a hundred years. The company makes everything from bandages and medications to baby and beauty products. Its headquarters are located in another state; however, its operations are international, with facilities worldwide. While the company experiences great success, it must also deal with a series of product liability claims related to talc-based products. A jury in a California lawsuit recently awarded $417 million to a woman who claimed that the company's baby powder caused her to have ovarian cancer.

Brand-name drug makers face product liability cases for generics

California residents and others across the country frequently use generic counterparts of brand-name drugs. In fact, statistics show that generic drugs represent roughly 80 percent of the market in the nation. Manufacturers of generic drugs had been generally protected from litigation. However, some brand-name pharmaceutical makers now must deal with product liability cases over drugs they did not manufacture.

Product liability issues: Dietary supplements

How many dietary supplements do California residents take each day? More than likely, the number is  staggering. As many people look for ways to maintain or improve their health without pharmaceuticals, they turn to over-the-counter supplements that make claims of having certain restorative or enhancing properties. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the only thing enhanced by many of these supplements is the number of potential product liability claims.

Product liability claim made against convenience store

Consumers in California expect a level of quality in the products they purchase. They also expect the products will perform as promised. When food is involved, it is assumed that the item is safe and suitable for consumption. However, a Sacramento woman is gravely ill after ingesting food she purchased as a snack. As a result, a company faces a product liability claim concerning the incident.

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