Connecticut Defective Product Attorneys
Everyone has experienced the frustration of purchasing a new product only to find that it doesn’t work the way it was supposed to. Sometimes, a product defect can be more than just an annoyance - it can cause actual harm to consumers. Naizby Law has a proven track record of success when it comes to advocating for safer products in the state of Connecticut.
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CSPC), over 40% of the products sold in the United States are imported from other countries, with over a third coming from China alone. Defective products account for about 75% of CSPC product recalls each year. The number of people hospitalized because of defective products runs in the millions annually.
Defective Products Law in Connecticut
Defective products are governed by the Connecticut General Statutes. The statute of limitations for a defective product is three years, one year longer than the standard tort action of two years. In addition, the statute allows for punitive damages if there was reckless behavior rising to a level of disregard for safety. It is imperative that you act quickly if you have been injured by a defective product. You’ll need time to investigate and build a compelling case, and the longer you wait, the more difficult that process will be.
What Products Can Be Defective?
Realistically, any product. There is no industry in which consumers can be certain that their purchases are safe. When automakers have to recall cars, it makes national news, as it did when Honda was forced to recall 800,000 Odyssey minivans after receiving reports of 46 separate injuries. But the news may not reach everyone. Reports indicate that despite auto recalls being at an all-time high, as many as 30% of the defective vehicles go unrepaired.
The scope of the problem goes way beyond automobiles. One of the deadliest product defects involves contaminated food. Due to improper handling or processing, food is exposed to deadly bacteria and viruses. Common contaminants include salmonella, E. coli, botulism, listeria, hepatitis A, and more. The resulting illnesses can be fatal.
We once tried a food contamination case on behalf of four plaintiffs. Investigation, confirmed by our expert, determined that fecal matter in the food caused by unsanitary conditions led to the sickness of our clients. We were able to secure a verdict, including punitive damages, which we hope will lead to better sanitation at Connecticut restaurants.
The items that are subject to FDA recalls (in addition to food) are:
- Human drugs
- Animal drugs
- Medical devices
- Radiation-emitting products
- Blood and blood products
- Transplantable human tissue
- Animal feed
Moreover, we’ve seen a number of cases involving medicine and medical devices. Imagine the repercussions if a patient is treated with a defective drug or device. Other faulty product cases we’ve encountered include vitamin supplements, electrical devices, building materials, sporting equipment, infant toys and clothing, and more.
Prosecuting Defective Product Claims
Our legal team has deep experience handling such cases. Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys work with experts across all fields relating to defective products to collect and evaluate all the evidence. We know that you can’t leave it to insurance companies to decide whether they will compensate you for damages caused by the negligence of their clients. We will aggressively pursue all avenues to gain you the full compensation that you deserve. Contact one of our knowledgeable and friendly representative today at (203) 245-8500 to schedule a free consultation.
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For over 20 years, John has exclusively represented people (not insurance companies).
John has received the America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since the year 2000, John has been a Board Certified Civil Lawyer.
John is a graduate and senior instructor at the Trial Lawyers College.
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