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When you purchase a product, you expect it to work properly and be safe to use. Unfortunately, however, this does not always happen. If errors are made in the design or manufacturing process, a product can be deemed unsafe. If you were recently harmed by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. Here are the most common types of defective products.

Children’s Products

If you have little children at home, you likely buy them a handful of various children’s products every year. From car seats to toys, children sure do need a lot. Unfortunately, even children’s products can be defective and cause harm. Many children end up in the emergency room every year due to defective children’s products.

Cleaning Products

The cleaning products you use every week to keep your home clean and disinfected can also cause harm. For example, cleaning products that are improperly labeled can lead to severe burns and poisoning.

Auto Parts

When people drive off in their new vehicle out of the car dealership lot, they probably don’t expect there to be anything wrong with it. However, even auto parts can have defects. Seat belts, brakes, tires, airbags and the ignition switch can all cause injuries if they are not designed or manufactured properly. They can even increase the risk of car accidents.

Household Appliances

The appliances you use on a daily basis in your household, like your toaster, dishwasher water heater and coffee pots, can present hazards if they are defective. For instance, if your dishwasher is defective, it may cause a fire.

Medical Devices

Medical devices, such as implants and surgical tools, are created to improve a person’s health. However, if they are designed or manufactured incorrectly, they can result in severe injuries.

What to Do If You Were Injured By a Defective Product

If you sustained injuries after using a defective product, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. A doctor will properly diagnose your injuries and then recommend the appropriate treatment.

You should also keep the defective product and the receipt you received when you purchased the item.

Then, consult a personal injury lawyer, like one from Ward & Ward Law Firm. A lawyer can help you pursue a timely injury claim against the product manufacturer and improve your chances of receiving fair compensation for your losses.

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