Defective products can cause serious injuries or death to consumers. Ford lost a trial in 2010 and must pay a woman $16 million after an accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down. The lawsuit stemmed from allegations that Ford knew about the inadequacies of lap seat belts for over 30 years yet continued to use them. In California, a boy and his family sued a football helmet manufacturer after an accident on the field paralyzed him. The family alleges that the manufacturer used an unsafe helmet design despite knowing about the defect for 10 years.
Recent products that companies have recalled due to safety concerns including the following:
Persons or their loved ones injured because of a dangerous and defective product may wish to consider speaking to a Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney. For more information on holding companies responsible for products that harm consumers, contact David M. Schloss, a Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer, at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot L.L.P.