When to Bring Legal Action
Today’s world has become incredibly litigious, which may make some people uncomfortable, even when faced with what to do when disaster strikes. But there are many factors to consider if you genuinely feel that you are the victim of a faulty or dangerous product.
For example, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, baby-related product recalls are on the rise. Cribs and bassinets, toys, medicines and formulas…we trust the FDA and other consumer protection agencies to weed out the dangers, but sometimes things go wrong. If we don’t speak up, other parents may not be made aware of the secret risks they are taking when using the same products. Filing a defective product lawsuit will help get the word out and can give the manufacturer a chance to pull the product and fix the problem.
If something has happened to your child as a result of using a defective product or drug, you are probably facing additional medical expenses as a result of your child’s injury, quite possibly for the rest of his or her life. You may also need to take time off from work as a result, which will only add to your financial and emotional stresses.
Equally important is that your lawsuit may be an important step in protecting someone else’s baby. If nothing else, manufacturing companies and distributors are in the business of making money, and if a defective or dangerous product is costing them money either through legal proceedings or loss of revenue, changes will be made.