Failure To Warn

What is a Failure to Warn?

Many products come with hazards which are specific to them. Some are minor, i.e., a stapler being capable of causing slight injury, while others have significant dangers that require visible warnings to protect consumers. A person who is harmed by a product because they were ignorant of the dangers may be able to seek compensation if the manufacturer failed to adequately warn them. Some examples include:

  • Failure to provide instructions on how to use the product safely
  • A lack of information or incorrect information about age appropriateness on a child’s toy
  • Lack of warnings about unseen or not obvious dangers (manufacturers are generally not responsible for providing warnings against readily apparent hazards, such as a sharp knife).

According to the website of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., the law surrounding product warnings and product liability is complex. Those who are most qualified to provide victims with information about their rights and potential for filing a claim against the company can be found with a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney. If you or someone you love was injured because of a hazardous product, such as a shoulder replacement, that lacked sufficient warning, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages from having to take time off of work due to your injuries. For more information on your rights, consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.