Failure To Warn
Every day, consumers all around the world use products under the assumption that they are defect-free and won’t cause harm. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case, and millions of consumers are injured annually when a product being used fails to perform the task for which it was originally manufactured. Cases are brought to trial every day which involves a consumer being injured by a defective product, whether it be because of a subpar design, defect in the material or construction of the produce, or a failure to warn on the part of the manufacturer.
What is a Failure to Warn?
For producers of goods that can potentially be dangerous to the consumer in some way, there should be repercussions for failing to warn the consumer. The most common form of warning comes in the form of a label on the product itself, which should be clear and concise, while adequately explaining any dangers associated with the product.
Failure to warn often goes beyond manufactured goods as well, as doctors are required to explain risks associated with a treatment or procedure. However, the manner in which the doctor conveys that information is left to their discretion, often resulting in inadequate information about any potential danger. Even manufacturers of pharmaceuticals have been held accountable for failing to warn of risks associated with their products.
In a situation where failure to warn may play a significant role in assessing a manufacturer’s liability, it is critical to seek an attorney with the experience and resources to fight the legal battle and recover the compensation you deserve.
The team here at the BCN Law Firm will come to court able to answer the following questions:
- Did the product function as advertised or intended?
- Could the manufacturer have foreseen the dangers?
- Would instructions or warnings have helped prevent the accident?
If you or a loved one is injured while using a product due to a failure to warn on the part of the producer, you should always seek legal counsel to recover the compensation to which you are entitled. The experienced team here at the BCN Law Firm can help. Call us today at (352)-394-2103.