Residents of Texas have the right to expect any products they purchase to be free from safety risks or at least to come with reasonable warnings of any hazards. Far more important, perhaps, is ensuring that items manufactured specifically for use by children and easily available for purchase at the retail giant Target pose no danger. One would expect any defective products -- especially those that endanger children -- would be immediately pulled from store shelves.
From small kitchen appliances to large furniture to children's toys, Texas consumers rely on companies to create safe and effective products. Unfortunately, some manufacturers emphasize their bottom lines over the safety of their products. Savage Arms -- a gun manufacturer -- is currently under fire for a producing a rifle that allegedly explodes. While virtually all defective products can pose a risk for consumers, defective firearms might pose an even greater risk.
When you purchase a new product online or in a brick and mortar store, you have the right to expect the product to be safe when used as it is intended. Products can malfunction, but that's not always the fault of those who made or sold those items. In addition, some products, such as fireworks or industrial explosives are inherently dangerous. If you suffer injury because of a product defect, that's an entirely different matter and there may be one or more parties liable for your suffering.
From selecting the theme to picking out the small details, decorating a child's room is an exciting time for many parents. Texas Parents rely on companies to ensure that their products -- including children's furniture -- are safe and free from harm. Unfortunately, many companies continue to manufacture dangerous and defective products that put children at risk for injury and even death.
How can something so seemingly innocent be so bad? Carbon monoxide is odorless, it is colorless and it can kill you. Despite the frequent warnings regarding carbon monoxide safety, numerous people suffer injuries or die from carbon monoxide poisoning accidents every year.
Life-threatening allergies are an incredibly stressful aspect of everyday life for many people across Texas. When some individuals are exposed to an allergen, it is truly a life or death situation. For many, the first line of defense is an EpiPen, which can give them enough time to get to the hospital for proper treatment. Pfizer Inc. -- the maker of the EpiPen -- was recently accused of manufacturing hundreds of defective products, which put people's lives on the line.
Women in Texas and across the country are paying close attention to thousands of lawsuits that have been filed against Johnson & Johnson. While many of the lawsuits -- claiming the company has been marketing dangerous and defective talcum powder products for many years -- have been dismissed, juries in some cases have awarded significant amounts of money in damages. The most recent case involved a verdict of $417 million.
When you purchase a product for your home, yourself, or another member of your family, it is with the expectation that the product is safe and will not cause harm. However, there are times that dangerous or defective products cause harm to innocent consumers, and if this happened to your family, you may be wondering what you should do next.
Many individuals in Texas and across the country have medical conditions that require the use of prescription drugs. While many of these come with a warning of side-effects, in most cases a patient may not suffer any harm. However, dangerous and/or defective products can pose a significant threat to the health of a person, such as a 10-year-old in another state who was reportedly born with birth defects in relation to the drug Depakote.
Many individuals put a great deal of thought into the purchase of an automobile. While a person may have a partial interest in areas such as fuel efficiency and style, the safety of a vehicle is often a crucial factor in the decision-making process. Vehicles that have defective products have been the cause of countless injuries and/or deaths over the years. The recent discovery of defective airbags has led to the recall of millions of vehicles in Texas and across the country.