Suing for a defective product
It’s hard to imagine, but faulty clothing can result in serious injuries, and even possible death to children. Most faulty clothing cases are linked to one of two problems, either the clothes was manufactured in a way that can cause the injury, or it’s made from material that could catch fire and burn.
There are lots of government and nongovernment child safety groups which are aware of dangers associated with faulty clothing. There are lots of injuries each year caused by defective clothing. Manufacturers can be held responsible for damages due to faulty children’s clothing.
Under government acts, mandatory standards are created for the flammability of clothing, plastic film used in clothing, carpets, rugs, children’s sleepwear, and more. In 2004, there were 129 wrongful death fatalities from clothing fires. In addition, nearly 4000 non-fatal injuries were treated in hospital emergency rooms from 2003-2005. 25% were severe enough to require hospital admission. It’s practically impossible for every piece of clothing in the USA to be scrutinized, though there are many instances of clothing being recalled by the authorities.
Another big issue is that clothing may lead to strangulation. Many kids love to wear hooded sweatshirts. Recently a child was strangled to death when the his hoodie got caught at the peak of a playground slide. Since 1985 there have been 17 child fatalities and 42 non serious injuries. Recent US clothing standards prohibit the use of drawstrings in children’s clothing. Many foreign clothes manufacturers continue to make and import garments with hazardous drawstrings in sweatshirts and pants even though they are at risk of facing civil penalties. For example, 300000 units were fabricated by Hill Sportswear Inc and remembered. Many retail outlets have filed to report sales of these products. Following the omission was discovered, they were made to cover a severe fine.
If you feel a clothes manufacturer harmed either you, or your kid, then we encourage you to talk to us. Our team of attorneys can help you to get justice and be sure the manufacturer is held accountable. When suing domestic USA manufacturers, it is easier to get compensation. Because the producer is in the USA it is possible to sue them at a local court, and go after the assets of the business. If the owners of this company acted fraudulent and knew about the flaw, then you can pursue civil charges against the owner of the business also.
If you a sense a foreign clothing manufacturer is liable for the damages caused to you, then it’s possible to go after them and other folks who sold their products. In accordance with US law, you can go after everybody in the supply chain, that means people who were selling the clothes, such as retailers, in addition to the manufacturers themselves. It’s possible to hire a lawyer internationally who can sue the manufacturer in their own country. You could have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, wholesaler, supplier, and much more, depending on the type of product in question. Product liability claims can also be brought for a manufacturer’s failure to warn of possible risks, in addition to failing to correctly manufacturer the product. In some cases, product liability lawsuits can be filed alone, or as part of a class action if the merchandise injured a high number of people. Filing a joint class action can be appropriate when the damages each plaintiff got would be minimal.
Any number of individuals can be held liable for a defective product injury. By way of example, an injured consumer can get compensation from one or more responsible parties. For instance, the clothing manufacturer can be held liable, the retailer who sold the thing can be held liable, as well as the wholesaler who acted as a middleman between the manufacturer and retailer.