Please see the following pages to learn more about Defective Products.
Products that consumers purchase everyday can be defective and subject to recall by the federal government or other consumer protection agencies. From automobiles and laptop computers to child safety seats and breast implants, defective products can be found in virtually any market or industry. Some defective products cause consumers harm, whereas others merely cause the consumer inconvenience or financial losses. Regardless of the type of defective product or the injury it causes, consumers have a right to know that the products they choose to purchase are safe and of satisfactory quality.
If you suspect that you've been defrauded by a company that sold or manufactured a defective product, you may be eligible to seek compensation through a class action consumer fraud lawsuit. Please contact us to speak with an attorney who can evaluate your case and determine a possible course of action.
Defective Products and the Law
Manufacturers or retailers of defective products may be held legally liable for any injury or other damages suffered by consumers who have purchased the faulty goods. This is especially true in cases where the manufacture or sale of a defective product constitutes a type of consumer fraud. In cases where no injury was sustained, the law typically requires manufacturers or retailers to replace, repair, or refund the cost of the defective products. Depending on the case, however, other types of economic damages may also be awarded.
Consumers who have purchased a defective product should file a report with the federal government or other consumer protection agency. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission handles many types of defective product complaints. However, it does not receive complaints regarding defective automobiles, child safety seats, cosmetics and drugs, or general dissatisfaction with a company's services.
Some of the other agencies that handle defective product complaints include: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
By filing a complaint you may be helping others from being similarly defrauded. It may also be in your best interest to learn if others have filed related complaints. Individuals who have purchased the same unsafe or defective product may be eligible to file a class action consumer fraud lawsuit to seek compensation for their collective losses.
If you have purchased a defective product, it is important to ensure that your rights are protected. The first step in preserving your legal rights is to save the defective product since it may be considered evidence. Even if you don't think your claim is significant enough to merit an individual lawsuit, you may still be entitled to seek legal redress – especially since others may have suffered similar damages. Contact us today to speak with one of our experienced consumer fraud attorneys who can help you ensure that your legal rights are protected.