Posted in News on January 15, 2016
On a daily basis, residents of Montana encounter consumer goods. Whether it is an automobile, household item, power tool or food, these products are considered common, necessary and relatively safe. However, when a manufacturing error occurs, a product becomes defective, potentially making it a dangerous product. Additionally, dangers are also present to a consumer when a manufacturer or retailer fails to take action to make a proper recall or a manufacturer fails to warn consumers of potential dangers the product presents.
At Heenan & Cook, PLLC, we help individuals and families that have been harmed by defective or dangerous products, medical devices or consumer goods. With over 30 years of experience, we have helped clients navigate products liability claims, holding negligent manufacturers and retailers liable.
In some cases, manufacturers and retailers are aware of a dangerous or defective product long before consumers are. And because they have the duty to consumers to recall these products, consumers could use this information to place liability on the manufacturer, retailer or both parties. Our knowledgeable legal team is able to analyze the facts surrounding the matter, determining the best strategy for injured consumers to proceed with their cases.
A dangerous or defective product could cause much harm to an unsuspecting consumer. This could result in medical expenses, disabilities, future medical bills, lost wages and other related damages. Because losses start as soon as the dangerous product injures the consumer, it is important for the injured consumer to take timely action to safeguard their rights.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s products liability website. These matters are often complex, and it is important that injured consumers and their loved ones be informed of their rights and options in the matter.