As consumers, most people in Philadelphia rely on market retailers and manufacturers to make civilized life possible. Part of this reliance is embodied in the notion that products manufactured are not only reliable but safe for consumer use. There is an inherent expectation, belief and trust in the system that before a product gets on the market, it has been tested, approved by regulators and deemed to be safe.
Indeed, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure that their product is safe. Rightfully so, regulatory approval can be long, arduous and harrowing. However, despite the checks and balances in place to ensure that consumer products are safe before they enter the marketplace, there are times when defective units may slip through the purview of a manufacturer’s quality control measures, pass quality assurance and be sold to unsuspecting consumers. When such defective products do not perform as intended, they can result in serious injuries to consumers.
Examples of defective products include but are not limited to machinery and equipment, car defects, numerous recreational and consumer products and even pharmaceuticals such as over the counter medications and diet pills. When a consumer suffers injuries due to a defective or dangerous product, that injured consumer may want to hold the manufacturer of the product responsible for damages.
Philadelphia residents injured by a defective product or dangerous drug may find it helpful to learn that lawyers with the law firm Soloff & Zervanos P.C. offer comprehensive, competent and focused legal representation for consumers in product liability cases. Product liability cases can get complex in the blink of an eye, and it is important to evaluate the facts in order to determine if one has a case, who is liable and what an injured party should expect next in the legal process.