With Black Friday and the holiday season fast approaching, many parents here in Georgia may be preparing for their holiday shopping. This includes starting to think about what toys to get for their kids this year.
Children's toys, canned goods and blenders are just some of the items that fill Georgia homes. In some cases, they are dangerous products subject to recalls by the companies that manufacture, distribute and sell them. However, the problem is that many of these notices either never or rarely make it to the consumers using the products involved, so they continue using them and could end up injured as a result.
One of the most prevalent chronic conditions patients here in Georgia and elsewhere suffer from is high blood pressure. The medication options for helping control this issue are numerous, and it could take a period of trial and error for a doctor and patient to find the right medication, or combination of medications, that works. This makes the possibility of a manufacturer's medication mix-up even more distressing since a patient could suffer irreparable harm through no fault of the doctor or the patient.
One side effect of growing older is that many Georgia residents find it necessary to take prescription medication in order to control their blood pressure as well as other health-related concerns. The purpose of such medication is to lower the individual's blood pressure and prevent medical complications. Yet, when this medication adds to the individual's medical concerns, there may be a products liability concern that needs to be addressed.
Many Georgia residents now track their daily step counts, heart rates and other important health factors through wearable technology. Of the options on the market, Fitbit is one of the most popular health watches. Now, it could soon be the subject of a products liability claim.
Ritz and Goldfish crackers are staples in most pantries and even diaper bags. Georgia mothers will often use these treats to appease the littlest family members. These small, hand-held snacks can often turn a whiny toddler into a pleasant individual. However, with current products liability claims regarding an ingredient in both products, some moms may find themselves reviewing these boxes prior to doling out the snacks.
Pet owners in Georgia usually spend a great deal of time, money and effort on their beloved animals. Convenience is also a priority, and many owners opt for refilling water dishes, which can be a smart choice during hot summers. However, some water dispensers billed as "dog friendly" are actually quite dangerous. IKEA could soon face products liability claims after its popular water dish killed two dogs.
Millions of people in Georgia and beyond shop online at Amazon. Many rely on customer reviews and product alerts to guide them toward the best deals and highest quality products. Sometimes consumers avoid potentially hazardous situations when they learn that a particular product has been recalled because it is defective. Sadly, sometimes they learn such products liability information too late.
Georgia residents often undergo surgery as a means to alleviate medical problems. They are looking for relief from pain, removal of a concerning mass or other such benefit. With all of the medical precautions and procedures in place, it is generally assumed that the methods and products used within the operating room are safe and will do more good than harm to the individual. When this is not the case, there may be a products liability concern that should be addressed.
As far as most Georgia parents are concerned, their children's health is of primary importance. When a child is sick, the concerned parent will give over-the-counter medication if the illness appears to be a minor one. Additionally, if the child suffers from allergies, doctors often recommend, and parents often give over-the-counter allergy medications to the child. These medications are generally assumed to be safe and free from products liability concerns.