Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Product Liability
Last week, a nationwide recall was issued for three lots of infant ibuprofen. The medication was sold at major retailers, including Walmart and CVS. Tris Pharma Inc., the company who produces the recalled medication, says that some lots of the product were found to have higher concentrations of ibuprofen. They say this could cause renal failure in susceptible infants.
“Adverse effects that may be experienced are nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or more rarely, diarrhea. Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible adverse effects,” the company said in a statement.
At the Simpson Law Group, we recognize that this is a mistake that could harm many children, but it is not uncommon. Do you know where to turn if something you have purchased causes your loved ones harm? If you need a San Diego product liability attorney, you can count on us to fight for the compensation you deserve.
When we talk about faulty products, there are many ways we can be harmed, but they boil down to three areas:
1. The product is poorly designed and this design can end up causing harm.
2. The product was damaged in the manufacturing process and was altered from the original design, potentially making it harmful.
3. Labeling problems mislead or cause people to misuse the product. This can include hazard warnings, dosages on medications, food ingredients, and more.
We see many of the major product recalls on the news at night. Sometimes there is a string of vehicle fires due to a faulty ignition switch. Other times it is a toy that is contaminated with something harmful to children. We know this – there are many more recalls than people know about. It is the recalls you do not hear about that could affect you the most because you are not on the lookout for them. If we take a look at the government recall site, we can see some major concerns right away:
We use thousands of products a day. Can we be sure they are all safe for us and our families to use?
If a product that you have purchased to use or consume has caused an injury or illness, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Product liability cases can become incredibly complex and companies will fight back because they do not want to pay out a settlement. At the Simpson Law Group, we will have your back.
We know the potential devastation a faulty product can cause and we will make sure to secure the compensation you need:
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