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Injuries from Faulty Products: Know Your Rights

Have you suffered an injury caused by a faulty or defective product? As a consumer you have rights: you have a right to receive a safe product. A faulty or defective product can result in a wide range of injuries. If you are subject to an injury due to a poorly designed product, you could be entitled to compensation. This is known as 'product liability compensation'.

There is a good chance that you will have to take time off work as a result of your injury which will cause you to lose earnings and pension rights. A severe injury can result in a long term disability which may result in you having to change jobs or give up work altogether. Severe complications can be serious or even life threatening.

You will most likely have to go to doctors and specialist, or you may require hospital stay on a regular basis. People usually don't factor in time and additional cost of these trips, such as taxi fares and parking fees.

Also, these injuries may develop into chronic diseases or conditions which require medical treatment on a regular basis. It leaves the affected person with permanent health problems which then affects their quality of life.

A faulty product can result in physical, psychological or emotional injuries which can be permanent. Furthermore, the distress caused by the injury itself can also extend to the victim's family and friends.

Examples of faulty products may include (but are not limited to):

  • Damaged or faulty electrical goods
  • Faulty motor vehicles
  • Contaminated food
  • Damaged or faulty furniture
  • Medicines with serious side effects
  • Contaminated blood during a transfusion
  • Faulty contraception
  • Defective medical devices

Think about any of these when considering a claim for product liability.

Call Morici, Figlioli and Associates to find out what are some deadlines in regard to personal injury claims. They usually differ and start from the date of the original accident or illness. A personal injury lawyer at Morici, Figlioli and Associates will be able to advise you about this.

To learn more about how Morici, Longo & Associates can help you, your family, or your friend regarding a personal injury or a product liability case, please call our office at (312) 779-0366, or click here to request a completely free consultation.