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who-can-bring-a-product-liability-lawsuit-300x200The idea of responsibility for product defects is not new. As far back as 2200 BCE, the Messopotamians established the Code of Hammurabi – a system that helped people who were injured from a defective product.

Since that time, three major phases have evolved in modern product liability law. These phases involved the omission of caveat emptor, an erosion of the doctrine of privity, and the emergence of strict tort product liability claims in lawsuits.

Caveat Emptor

a modern kitchenIn modern society, we all use consumer products every day without thinking twice. From the toothbrush you use in the morning to the device you are reading this on, products designed, manufactured, and sold by other parties are an inescapable part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, when these products turn out to be defective, they can cause serious injuries. If you have been hurt by a consumer product, call our office today to discuss your case with a product liability attorney in Atlanta.

What to Do after an Injury Caused by a Consumer Product?

When defective consumer products injure innocent victims, they are often entitled to compensation under Georgia law. That said, the things that victims do in the days and weeks after an accident can have an effect on the outcome of their cases. Below are some of the steps you should take to protect your rights.

A stack of heartburn medicationThe FDA recently announced that the popular heartburn medicine Zantac contains low levels of a chemical referred to as NDMA. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the EPA, meaning that it could cause cancer. To be clear, NDMA was found in other heartburn drugs that contain ranitidine, not just Zantac. While Zantac’s manufacturer has not halted sales in the US, it has stopped shipping the drug and has issued a recall in India and Hong Kong. While the FDA has not issued a recall, this issue comes on the heels of its recall for the popular blood pressure drug, valsartan.   

When pharmaceutical companies sell dangerous drugs, the product liability attorneys at Slappey & Sadd believe that people injured by those drugs are entitled to compensation. With decades of experience, we have the knowledge and legal skills you need to fight for your rights and hold those companies accountable. If you’re suffering from an illness due to dangerous drugs, call us at 888-474-9616 or reach out online to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. 

The Basics of Product Liability Cases

Shelves in a storeWhen you go to the store and buy merchandise, the last thing you expect is that the product you purchased will malfunction and injure you in the process. That, unfortunately, is sometimes what happens. When defective products malfunction, consumers can suffer severe head injuries, eye injuries, scratches and cuts, broken bones, and soft tissue injuries.

If you have been injured by a defective product that you purchased, you might be able to pursue a legal cause of action against the product manufacturer and anyone else who is in the chain of product distribution. At Slappey & Sadd, LLC, our litigators have been representing individuals injured by defective products for many years. Our lawyers handle defective product cases all over the State of Georgia, in areas like Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County. Let our knowledgeable legal team help you bring a product liability claim today.

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