The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2010 report lists these products associated with deaths of more than 3,500 Americans:
- Children’s nursery equipment and supplies
- Sports and recreational equipment
- Home entertainment and communication equipment
- Household product packaging
- Lawn and garden equipment
- Tools and workshop equipment
- Home maintenance products
- Household appliances
- Heating, cooling and ventilating appliances
- Construction materials
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
U.S. consumers have access to a tremendous number of products. Some are produced in our country, while others are manufactured elsewhere and imported. While that means that Americans have probably the world’s best selection of goods to meet their needs, it also means that we are exposed to goods that may be dangerous or defective. For instance, Chinese products have received significant news coverage in recent years for defects that pose significant health hazards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website lists nearly 100 products manufactured in China that have been recalled … and that figure applies to the first six months of 2011 only. The CPSC’s 2010 report lists more than 3,500 deaths associated with the use of consumer products.
When companies put profits ahead of safety, they can and should be held responsible for those who are injured or killed by big business’s disregard of the life and limb of their own customers.
At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, Fort Myers product liability lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of consumers from large manufacturers that create and market dangerous and defective products. When you or someone you love has been hurt because a product wasn’t made correctly or was manufactured with substandard parts, our Naples and Cape Coral personal injury and wrongful death attorneys have the resources needed to build a compelling case for full and fair restitution.
The Cape Coral product liability lawyers at our firm know that the CPSC reported more than 700 product-related deaths of children under 5 years of age. Our firm began as a family enterprise and through decades of growth we remain a family organization at heart. We feel a special bond with Southwest Florida families who must face the unthinkable when a child is lost because of a defective product. Our Cape Coral and Naples wrongful death attorneys are ready to stand by your side as an uncompromising advocate who will aggressively represent your family following such a heartbreaking loss.
The CPSC confirms that emergency rooms treat millions of Americans every year for injuries attributed to the use of defective products. Our Fort Myers personal injury lawyers know that the product categories responsible for the greatest number of injuries include:
- Sports and recreational equipment
- Construction materials and home structures
- Home fixtures and furnishings
Costs just for emergency treatment for injuries caused by defective products have climbed into the billions of dollars. Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, understands that many injuries can require ongoing care. Depending on their severity, medical treatment may be needed for years. Our firm’s Fort Myers and Naples defective product attorneys believe that innocent consumers have a right to expect that the products they purchase and use will be safe. When that isn’t the case, we are prepared to take action on your behalf to pursue compensation that will pay for the medical care you need, make up for wages you’ve lost when injuries keep you from working, and address the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner offers you a free evaluation of your defective product claim. If we take your case, you will be charged no fees unless we win.
800-646-1210 – Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner – Focused on Justice