In some cases, the products we purchase and bring into our homes can be defective or improperly manufactured and could cause injuries, some of which can be serious. Broken bones are among the possible injuries caused by defective products, and consumers who experience such injuries can pursue legal action against the product manufacturer.
What should I do if a defective product caused a broken bone?
As with any serious injury, the first thing you should do after a suffering a broken bone related to a defective product is seek medical attention. In the meantime, some first aid measures may be taken until medical assistance can be provided.
If the area is bleeding, apply pressure. Avoid trying to move the bone back into position, even if it is protruding from the skin (compound fracture). In the case of a compound fracture or other wounds, you can rinse the wound to remove any visible particles and debris, but avoid touching it. Apply an ice pack (wrapped in a cloth) to the area to reduce swelling.
After you have tended to you medical needs, it’s time to collect information that could be useful later should you decide to pursue an injury claim. This includes documentation of your medical treatment, receipts and packaging from the defective product, and even the product itself if possible. You next step is to call a Clarksburg attorney for legal help.
Recovering Compensation in a Product Liability Claim
A manufacturer may be held liable for injuries caused by the product under strict liability, which holds manufacturers responsible for their products regardless of whether the manufacturer acted negligently. If the consumer used the product appropriately and a defect in the product caused injury, the manufacturer may be held liable.
An attorney at The Miley Legal Group can help consumers who are injured by a defective product pursue a claim for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses or losses related to the injury.