When manufacturers send unsafe products to the market—unintentionally from a mistake or intentionally from a cover-up—consumers can get seriously injured. Depending on the type of product that is defective, consumers may receive a wide variety of injuries.
Below, our Los Angeles product liability attorneys discuss five injuries commonly caused by product defects.
The Catastrophic Consequences of Product Defects
Certain product defects can cause catastrophic or even fatal injuries, including these five:
#1. Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when the brain experiences blunt force trauma. There are several situations in which this may result from a product defect. Defective products that can cause TBIs include, but are not limited to, the following:
#2. Severe Burn Injuries
Products that have flammable substances can be extremely dangerous, particularly when they are designed or manufactured poorly. Defective products that can cause severe burn injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
Stoves, microwaves, and other kitchen appliances
Heaters and radiators
#3. Diseases or Chronic Illnesses
Consumers may be left with serious diseases or chronic illnesses if the products they’re using contain a dangerous contaminant. Defective products that can cause diseases or chronic illnesses include, but are not limited to, the following:
Contaminated food or medication
Products containing toxic substances
#4. Injuries Requiring Amputation
Injuries that require amputation often occur in traumatic accidents involving heavy machinery. Defective products that can cause injuries requiring amputation include, but are not limited to, the following:
Cars, scooters, bicycles, and more
Ladders and stepstools
#5. Coma or Wrongful Death
Two of the most devastating consequences of defective products are comas or wrongful deaths. Virtually every product can cause comas or wrongful deaths if the defect is egregious enough. This is why it’s so important for manufacturers to create and examine their products carefully.
Injured by a Defective Product? Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, our Los Angeles product liability attorneys are here to protect your rights. Our team has a track record of success in this area of the law, and we’re who you want on your team in this situation.
Contact Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 to schedule a free consultation.