If you've ever had to return a product because of a recall, you likely know of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This government agency is vital to the health, safety and well-being of Americans when it comes to preventing them from suffering injuries due to defective or unsafe products. The agency succeeds when citizens report unsafe products.
Like many other West Virginia residents, you expect the products you buy to be safe and free from any defects that can harm you and your family. Unfortunately, at the Gellner Law Offices, we have seen numerous cases in which a faulty product caused significant damages and injuries. You and other West Virginia residents may want to take precautions that include learning about recent recalls and accident reports before an accident occurs.
When the sky opens up and dumps snow down on West Virginia, everyone's minds turn to the cleanup. After a large snowfall, you and your neighbors begin to dig out. You could use a shovel, but it's more likely that you will grab your snow blower. A snow blower can get the job done in a matter of minutes whereas a shovel could take hours to clean up the snow. While a snow blower is certainly handy, Consumer Reports notes it can be a dangerous piece of equipment if you do not use it properly.
For West Virginians facing serious health issues, the cure may sometimes be as bad or worse than the disease. Pulmonary embolism, for example, is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot travels via the bloodstream from the veins deep in the legs into the lungs, making it difficult to breathe and potentially causing death. When a patient has already had one pulmonary embolism, doctors wish to prevent a recurrence. One means of prevention is a filter surgically placed in the inferior vena cava, the main vein in the body that leads from the legs to the heart. In theory, the filter allows normal blood flow to the heart and lungs while preventing clots from traveling to the vital organs.
At Gellner Law Offices, we understand that our clients come to us in a state of stress. More often than not, informal methods have failed in their pursuit of justice. They often see us as their last chance to obtain the compensation they deserve against seemingly insurmountable odds. We are proud to represent our clients in their contests against even the largest opponents.
When consumers are in search of a product that meets some kind of need, they usually look through reviews from other customers to get an idea of how the product functions, whether or not it is effective and how its cost and design compares with other competing products. When they make the choice to buy that product in West Virginia, they often rely on it to operate the way it was advertised to. Unfortunately, sometimes products are flawed or something went awry during the design process which opens the door to malfunctions and risks for the user.
Wheeling residents may often hear news about products being recalled by manufacturers. While most correctly assume that such actions are only undertaken due to problems with the products being recalled, few may actually know what prompts recalls, and what sort of liability issues manufacturers may face during the process.