Documentation and evidence are crucial to your case

If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages through a product liability lawsuit. The type of product can be just about any consumer product, from automobiles to medical implants. The types of damages can include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Pharmaceutical companies and their duty to warn

Over the course of a Kentucky resident's life they may be prescribed various medications that are intended to improve their health. As children, they may be given antibiotics to heal infections. As they age they may be given medications to decrease their pain, improve their circulation, and remedy other medical conditions. The prescription drugs that they are prescribed have often undergone heavily regulated studies to ensure their efficacy and general safety. That is not to say, however, that they are completely free of all possible dangers.

Who can be held liable for injury from a defective product?

When consumers purchase a product, they reasonably expect it to be safe for the purpose for which it was designed. The government has an interest in keeping consumers safe, as well as in helping consumers to feel confident about their purchases. If consumers are injured by a product that is defective, Kentucky and federal laws provide that they can pursue compensation for their damages through a product liability lawsuit.

What is an unavoidably unsafe product?

Most consumer products are designed with safety in mind and attention to the manufacturing processes that are used to create them. Companies may spend considerable amounts of time reviewing and preparing warning statements and instructions to make sure that consumers know how to safely use their goods. When a Kentucky resident buys a new item from their favorite store, they may be confident that it will work correctly and that it won't pose a risk to their safety.

Elements of a defective motor vehicle products liability claim

Products liability claims walk a fine line between consumer protection law and personal injury law. On one hand, a product may be defective and may not be what a consumer intended to purchase when they acquired it. On the other hand, the defect that the product suffers from may make the product dangerous to the consumer who uses it.

Dangerous substance found in children's make-up

One of the ways that children learn to take on adult tasks and responsibilities is by practicing from an early age. Children may benefit from learning about money and budgeting, from taking on household responsibilities, and from role playing family jobs. In households all across Kentucky young people are practicing the skills that they will need to become productive adults.

Asbestos exposure can be lethal

Time is an important factor for many of the regulatory laws and practices that come into being. For example, over time scientists may discover that certain compounds and chemicals are dangerous to humans when they suffer exposures. While a substance may not have been banned in the past, its use in the future will be curtailed due to the new information about it that has been discovered.

When a company knowingly promotes a dangerous product

As early as 1971, reports began to circulate within the Johnson & Johnson organization about potential dangers lurking in one of its most popular products: baby powder. The main ingredient in the product, talc, could allegedly become infiltrated by asbestos, which readers of this Kentucky personal injury blog likely know can cause cancer in those who are exposed to it. Despite this knowledge, Johnson & Johnson allegedly did nothing to prevent the exposure of its consumers to a product that it knew could be dangerous.

CPSC recall list highlights the many dangers products can contain

It is December and for many Kentucky residents that can mean that it is the season of giving. As they prepare presents for their friends, family members, and as gifts to charities, some may take extra steps to ensure that their recipients receive just what they want. However, few will investigate just how safe the gifts that they are giving are or whether those presents may pose hazards.

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