Each year, the federal government recalls thousands of seemingly safe products after they’ve already caused harm. Some of the most commonly recalled products include:
- Children’s toys
- Medical equipment
- Prescribed and over-the-counter medications
Unfortunately, it takes injuries, or sometimes even deaths, before manufacturers are forced to remove their products from the market. Even after they are removed from store shelves, these unsafe products can still be found in our homes, offices and childcare centers. At The Corson & Johnson Law Firm, our goal is to insure that these products are identified and manufacturers are held accountable for the harm they’ve caused to unsuspecting consumers.
Holding Corporations Accountable
Our cases have revealed corporate negligence including:
- Manufacturers who knew or should have known that their products were dangerous
- Farm equipment manufactured in another country did not meet standards in the United States
- Equipment, tools, and automatic garage doors needed an inexpensive safety measure, but the manufacturer refused to add it
These irresponsible companies value profits over the health and safety of their customers. It frequently takes legal intervention to force manufacturers to admit mistakes and produce safer products.
Injured parties may be reluctant to go up against big corporations and their significant legal and financial resources. We work hard to show our clients that, with our help, they CAN stand up for what’s right and compel companies to admit their wrongdoings. The product liability attorneys at The Corson & Johnson Law Firm have forced these “Goliaths” to pay damages to injured individuals and produce safer products. We empower our clients with the knowledge that when angry consumers stand up to demand change, the entire community benefits.
If You Suspect an Unsafe Product
Thousands of products are sold every year. Unfortunately, the government agencies responsible for checking the products are underfunded. Sometimes, they must rely on the manufacturer’s “research” to determine the safety of a product. It is important that consumers report defects they find, because others may be experiencing the same problem. The sooner unsafe products are removed from the market, the safer we will all be. If you suspect a product is unsafe:
- Check with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to see if the product has been recalled.
- If you don’t see the product listed, file a complaint with the CPSC.
- Contact an attorney skilled in unsafe product litigation.