Operating rooms are designed to be a sterile environment. Georgia medical personnel go to great lengths to scrub and remove any possible contaminates from themselves and the tools they use. Numerous steps are taken to ensure that the room is clean and free of germs that can cause infections or other harm to the patient. Yet, there are now reports of a device being used in some surgical procedures that can lead to infection in an open wound, and a products liability lawsuit has been filed.
Consumers expect the products they purchase to perform as advertised and to be safe to use. If either of these fails to happen, the Georgia consumer will likely be disappointed or worse. In the case of items not being safe to use, there could be a products liability issue to be considered.
Rashes, hives, sinus problems, watery eyes, difficulty breathing - these are all symptoms associated with an allergic reaction. While some reactions present only minor problems, some Georgia allergy sufferers can have severe reactions to certain allergens. For this reason, the typical individual will go to great lengths to avoid products or environments that trigger such an attack. Environmental factors are usually fairly easy to spot; however, products require labeling to notify the consumer regarding specific items contained within the product. When this labeling is not accurate, the individual can suffer, and the product's company can face charges related to products liability.
Protecting their children is a preoccupation with many Georgia parents. They try to make sure that their homes are "baby-proofed," having toys do not present choking hazards and clothes that are flame retardant. Internet research and talking with other parents helps them choose products designed for safety. So what happens when a defective product leads to tragedy? Those parents whose children suffer injuries from these dangerous items may file products liability claims seeking restitution and justice.
Many Georgia residents consider their dogs as part of the family. They carefully choose the foods they feed them in order to ensure they remain healthy and happy. However, even dog foods can be dangerous products as illustrated by the recent recall of several brands of dog food.
It seems as though there is always another food item being recalled due to some sort of contamination. Bacteria such a E. Coli, listeria and others find their way into all kinds of foods that can lead to serious health consequences and, in some cases, death. The contamination of yet another product sold here in Georgia could end up leading to products liability claims.
Georgia residents who suffer from osteoarthritis know the condition cannot be cured. However, medications are available that can at least help manage the pain associated with this condition. One of those medications is Limbrel, which recently made headlines due to complaints received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Due to the potentially severe health consequences caused by the medication, products liability claims could be filed across the country.
Decorating and furnishing a child's room is often a great source of joy for Georgia parents. Many put a great deal of time and effort into finding the right pieces that complete the aesthetic for which they are looking. Tragically, some parents are mourning the loss of children from dangerous furniture that was hiding in their rooms, and the furniture-maker Ikea could soon be facing products liability suits.
Many Georgia residents have fire extinguishers in their homes in the event of a fire. These devices provide a certain measure of security since they provide the opportunity to put out a fire before it becomes a blaze that could cause injuries or death. What if the danger actually came from the very thing meant to prevent harm? A recent recall could result in products liability claims for fires that never should have spread.
Many Georgia residents start their days with hot or cold coffee. The added kick that caffeine provides helps many people get going. Some people add cream and sugar to their coffee, and some even drink it cold, but they more than likely would not even think about adding a potentially deadly toxin to it. Unfortunately, one coffee drink, Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew, could come with a deadly toxin that may lead to products liability claims if someone ends up sick.