Common Defective Product Injuries
A quality standard refers to the requirements, specifications, guidelines and characteristics that a product, service or process must meet so that it is safe for consumers or users. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) international standards are a set of quality standards adopted by various companies in the world.
Product manufacturers must follow strong quality standards before an item can be put on the market for consumption. However, even so, there are products that reach the hands of customers and for some reason are found to be defective. By not working as intended, they can become a great danger to children and adults, and cause serious damage.
Here are some of the most common injuries that people can suffer as a result of this situation:
– Head injuries. Items such as motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, and even motorcycle helmets can be extremely dangerous if they have a defect in assembly, materials, etc., causing people to collide and suffer serious head injuries. Or in the case of the helmet, not strong enough to protect this area of the body. Head injuries can result in traumatic brain injuries that can take a long time to recover and care for.
– Suffocation. When products like toys have small parts that break or come off easily, they become a big choking hazard for young children. In these cases it is urgent to take the child to the emergency room, because if not treated immediately, it can cause death.
– Burns. The wiring of electronic devices and appliances can present defects, having a risk of presenting flames which can cause serious burns to a person, in addition to a fire. Burns are very painful injuries that require treatment so they don’t get infected, and they can leave serious scars.
– Organ damage. This type of injury can result from taking medications. Sometimes, the side effects that medicines cause in the body can damage internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, or brain. If a medicine does not meet quality standards, or patients are not informed about its effects, it can be a serious danger to those who take it.
If you are injured as a result of a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Call us and schedule a free consultation. We will review your situation and help you get the justice you deserve.