New Jersey Deadly Defective Product Attorneys
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What To Do After Losing a Loved One From a Dangerous Product
Defects in products are imperfections so serious that the item should not be in use. Defects can affect any product made by man or machine from consumable items to machinery and equipment. It is when these dangerous products fall into the hands of consumers who suffer life-threatening injuries that they become the grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey.
Defects can take many forms. Some are obvious, while others remain hidden. Consumers should be able to trust that the items they buy were constructed and inspected properly, and it is therefore not incumbent upon them to check products for defects before use. If a family member takes medication that causes a deadly reaction or dies in a fire caused by a space heater, it is reasonable to investigate the actions of the businesses that produced these items.
The U.S. CPSC estimates that over 4,500 Americans die each year because of defective products.
Product defects result from design flows or manufacturing errors. They may also result from a company's failure to warn consumers of all potential dangers from using the products as intended. If you lose a loved one because of any product defect, you have the right to claim the following wrongful death damages in NJ:
- Future lost income
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills
- Repair bills related to the injury
- Loss of companionship and guidance
- Pain and suffering and lost quality of life before death occurred
- Punitive damages in cases of extreme carelessness or intentional wrongdoing
Corporations are required to develop and produce safe products. When errors occur, they should have procedures in place to catch and fix them before the product becomes available to the public. Failing that, companies are required to issue recalls as soon as they become aware of a fundamental defect in their offerings. When businesses fail to put the consumer first and a life is lost, that loss not only ends one life, it profoundly affects those who loved and depended upon the victim.
Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. takes such losses very seriously as we strive to help families get back on their feet after the avoidable death of a loved one. We will listen to your case with compassion during an initial, free consultation and pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if warranted by the facts. Our NJ personal injury attorneys will only take a fee after we win your case. Call (609) 240-0040 today to discuss your case.
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