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Defective Products – Failure to Warn You About Risks or Side Effects of the Product

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In the city of San Luis Obispo, in the case of defective products, manufacturers are held liable if there is a failure to warn you about the risks of side effects of the product. There are different ways that a product can fail and cause injury.

One of the ways in which a product can cause injury is when there is a failure to inform consumers about the risks involved with the product. Such is the case with prescription and over-the-counter medication. When consumers are not adequately warned about the side effects of medications, they are not able to make informed decisions with regards to the taking of that medication.

In some cases, there are dangers associated with a product and those dangers must be told to the public. For example, an electrical appliance has an inherent risk when exposed to moisture. Because of this risk, there are warning tags telling consumers about the risk of electric shock. While such risks may seem to be common sense, it is still required of manufacturers to make the risks associated with their product apparent to the public.

When a manufacturer fails to provide adequate warning to consumers and an injury occurs, victims may be able to seek a product liability claim. There are statutes of limitations regarding these types of lawsuits and victims are encouraged to seek the advice of an attorney. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations to help a victim determine if they have sufficient grounds for a successful lawsuit.

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