Baby Powder Damages
Baby powder – it is hard to imagine that there could be any negative effects of using it. Yet a manufacturer of a popular brand of talcum powder has been accused of negligence with respect to the manufacture and marketing of their product, and a jury recently awarded a plaintiff a large sum of money in her lawsuit against the manufacturer. She alleged that years of using the product caused her to develop ovarian cancer and, as a result, it is likely that the manufacturer will be offering more information about the safety of their product and risks associated with its use.
Dangerous And Defective Drugs – Who Is To Blame When Medications Cause Harm?
Manufacturers of health and beauty products as well as both over-the-counter and prescription drugs have a duty to make sure they are manufacturing, marketing, and selling safe products. Their failure to do so can cause health problems of all types for their consumers. Sadly, many times manufacturers may fail to meet their duty to provide safe products. Drug manufacturers who provide defective products can cause serious harm to their customers and are held liable for these injuries or deaths. In Florida, the law governing these matters governs under the concept of strict product liability. Even if there is no actual negligence, if a product does not perform as safely as a user would expect when it is used in the proper manner for which it was intended, and as a result a consumer is harmed, the manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of the product can be held liable.
Types Of Defects
Not all defects are the same – in fact, there are three types: design, manufacturing, and marketing. The type of defect will typically dictate who is responsible for any damages caused by the product. In general, marketing defects would include defects in the way a product is sold – in the case of defective drugs, failure to include warnings about usage or side effects would fall into this category. Design defects are those specific to the design of the product – even though the product is manufactured and marketed correctly, its design makes it unsafe. Manufacturing defects would include some sort of problem with the way the product is manufactured; in the case of a defective drug, a manufacturing defect could occur when ingredients are not combined correctly or in the right proportions.
Reach Out to Us for Help
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of using a defective or dangerous drug, you are entitled to compensation. Our Fort Lauderdale defective drug attorneys will work with you to get you the results you deserve. Whether you have been injured by an over the counter medication or a prescription drug, and have experienced serious side effects, at Boone & Davis, we are here to help. Contact us online or by calling 954.556.5260 to schedule your free consultation today.