Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. | January 22, 2015 | Products Liability
As you may already be aware, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and functional. This means that they should do the job they are supposed to without causing harm and without malfunctioning in a way that might cause harm. However, something that many people in New York forget is that a product can be dangerous in a number of ways. They do not necessarily need to cause a physical injury to be harmful.
This is especially the case with foods and medication, however various other products can fall into this category. This is because they contain chemical hazards and can be poisonous or toxic to those using, consuming or even being in the vicinity of them. Paint is a good example of this as certain varieties may contain lead, which can be highly damaging to your health.
As this article on product liability explains, even the flavorings used in some foods can be harmful. Also, this does not even have to be via consumption. The manufacturing process of certain foods can result in the exposure of workers to toxic environments. For example, a chemical in microwave popcorn flavoring is believed to have caused lung conditions.
You deserve to feel safe buying the products you love and irresponsible manufacturers deserve to be challenged. If you are harmed as a result of a manufacturer’s negligence, you may benefit from the support of an attorney. He or she can evaluate your case and might be able to support you if you decide to make a compensation claim.