As consumers, we put our faith in companies who produce the products that we enjoy and, indeed, need. Maybe this trust is misplaced sometimes, but for the most part, it is necessary. Without trust between consumer and company, the marketplace would collapse because no one would buy anything.
But even in our system today where most companies are trustworthy with their products, there are a handful that are bad apples. As a result, it seems like most products are defective and dangerous. Whether that is ultimately true or not isn’t the point because there are products out there that have caused significant harm to innocent people. Dangerous and defective products can cause serious, life-changing injuries, or they could even cause fatal harm.
When a product is deemed dangerous enough that it is harming people, then a recall must be ordered. That takes time and energy. During the recall process, there will be many other people that suffer due to the defective product. The company at fault also must review their safety procedures and manufacturing processes to find out what went wrong with their product. Hopefully these issues are then adequately addressed for the future.
But in the meantime, the damage will have been done. The victims of these dangerous products need to consider their next legal steps. A class action lawsuit is often the course of action, and the people involved will need an attorney on their side. At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, we have experience helping people after being hurt by a dangerous product.