As a consumer, we want to be able to trust these huge manufacturers and believe that they are providing us with top grade products that are free of harm. Though our expectations are high, the truth is these manufacturers do not always meet them. When you have been injured due to a manufacturers product, it is time to start searching for a Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyer.
General Motors CO., also known as GM, topped the charts in this category when several of their automobile models were discovered in February of 2014 to have faulty ignition switches. This factory disaster would cause the vehicle to shut off the engine while driving, disable power steering and brakes, and prevent airbags from deploying. This product liability has been linked to 13 deaths and 31 car accidents according to GM, although there have been several more claims of deaths caused.
General Motors Co. (GM) has been making headlines again this year, but it’s the type of press that no corporation ever wants to face. In February 2014, it was discovered that several of its automobile models were manufactured with faulty ignition switches that could shut off the engine during driving, disable power steering and brakes, and prevent airbags from inflating. GM has set up an uncapped $400 million fund designed to compensate for deaths and injuries caused by their vehicles.
Dow Corning, a joint venture of The Dow Chemical Co. and Corning Inc. was entered into a product liability case stating that the silicone breast implants were rupturing which was causing injury, bodily harm, scleroderma and even death. This suit was in 1998 and led to a settlement of $2 billion as part of a larger $4.25 billion class action suit filed by customers.
Most of us have been hearing of the asbestos cases that have been floating around for years. The Owens Corning Corp. was involved in a product liability case that paid out some big bucks for injuries caused. This case ended in December of 1998 when the company agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle this asbestos-related product liability case which was claiming that its asbestos building materials caused mesothelioma cancer which led to death. There were 176,000 participants in this case.
If you have been injured due to a faulty product, call the attorneys that will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are compensated for your injuries. Call a product liability lawyer of Fort Lauderdale today! Our experienced attorneys are waiting for your call.