The knowledgeable Los Angeles failure to warn lawyers at Bisnar Chase has a long and successful track record of helping those severely injured due to poorly designed or manufactured products.
Victims injured by defective products find themselves against large corporations guarded by formidable legal defense teams. We put our knowledge, resources, and skills to work for our clients, so they have what it takes to stand up and fight against these large entities.
If you have been injured by a defective product or wish to find out if you have a failure-to-warn lawsuit in Los Angeles, please contact us at 323-238-4683 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.
Each day in the United States, millions of products are used by consumers under the assumption that they are safe and could cause no harm. Unfortunately, we know that this is not the case. In fact, millions of consumers are injured or even killed each year as a result of dangerous or defective products.
A number of these products are dangerous because they are unsafe when used as they should have been used. A number of product liability lawsuits filed in our courts involve products that were faulty as a result of a manufacturing defect, design flaw or a Failure to Warn.
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What is Failure to Warn?
When manufacturers of products fail to warn of the dangers associated with the goods they produce, it is known as “Failure to Warn.” The labeling on the product and instructions to use a specific product must be clear and concise.
Manufacturers must also post warnings about the dangers posed by the product. Some valuable products, however, can present certain inherent dangers that cannot be eliminated without reducing the product’s functionality.
For example, kitchen knives may be extremely sharp. But if the knives are not sharp, they may not be helpful in the kitchen anymore. Product manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers of the risks associated with using a product. Manufacturers have this duty only if they know or should have known about the risks and dangers presented by the product at the time it was made.
If you have been injured as a result of another party’s failure to warn, then an experienced Failure-to-Warn attorney from Los Angeles can help. Our attorneys understand the law and will fight hard to ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable for their actions.
We know how to properly investigate your claim in order to prove negligence on the part of any other person responsible for failing to provide adequate warning about potentially dangerous conditions or products.
When necessary, we will leverage our strong relationships with expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf. You deserve justice; let us handle it. Contact Bisnar Chase today and get started rebuilding after this unfortunate situation – reach out now before time runs out!
Did the Manufacturer Have a Duty to Warn?
The plaintiffs in such product liability lawsuits must show that the manufacturers knew about the danger posed by the product and had a duty to warn consumers about such hazards. Plaintiffs must also show that the product manufacturers were negligent in their duty to warn, which caused the consumer to suffer injuries while using the product. It is essential to ask the following questions:
- Did the product function as intended?
- Could the product manufacturer have foreseen or anticipated the dangers associated with its use?
- Would the warnings or instructions have prevented the accident?
A company’s biggest responsibility is to provide a safe product or service for its customers, regardless. When children are involved, extra precautions are always needed. Mothers and fathers put their trust in product safety, and serious consequences can occur when that trust is neglected.
Examples of Failure to Warn
Failure-to-warn lawsuits often involve hazards that consumers could not have reasonably known without proper warning. Here are a few examples:
- Manufacturers of drugs must provide a list of potential side effects that consumers can expect to suffer from using their product.
- Manufacturers of medical devices must warn consumers about the possible adverse effects they could suffer from as a result of using their products.
- Companies that make children’s products, such as furniture and toys, must warn parents and caregivers about potential hazards, such as falling or choking.
- Manufacturers of household appliances should warn consumers about potential burn or electrocution hazards.
- Tobacco companies should warn consumers about the addictive nature of their products and any potential adverse effects, such as cancer and birth defects.
- Companies that make household or industrial cleaners should post warnings about how consumers or workers can protect themselves from toxic exposure.
- Premises claims such as a slip and fall accident can also fall under failure to warn (signs, wet floors, damaged furniture, equipment).
Adequate Product Warnings
The law requires that an adequate product warning include complete disclosure of the hazards and the degree of risk or danger involved. The warning must also be visible so that a consumer can see it. Elements of an adequate or effective warning include cautionary words written in bold or large letters alerting the consumer, such as “DANGER” or “WARNING.” The warning should identify the nature of the hazard.
For example, does the product pose a risk of choking or burn injuries? A proper warning should also include details about what could go wrong if the warning is not obeyed. In addition, the warning should have information about how consumers can avoid a dangerous situation while using the products. Finally, pictures showing how to use the product and how not to use it will also adequately alert consumers, emphasizing the hazards involved with the product.
If you think you have a case please contact our failure to warn attorneys for a free consultation.
Another example is the dangers of talcum powder and companies like Johnson & Johnson who refuse to put warning labels on dangerous products, as explained in the following video:
Failure to Warn Compensation for Injured Consumers
Anyone injured by a defective product has the right to file a product liability claim against the negligent manufacturer for injuries, damage, and losses suffered.
For a failure-to-warn claim to be successful, injured consumers must prove that the defendant manufactured, sold, and distributed the product that;
- the product had dangers or risks about which the defendant knew or should have known;
- that these known risks presented a danger to the consumer when the product is used in a reasonably foreseeable way;
- and that the manufacturer failed to warn consumers about the potential risks.
Plaintiffs in such cases must also prove that he or she was harmed and that the lack of warning was a substantial factor in causing the victim’s injuries.
How much do you charge to take my case?
Personal injury attorneys charge 33% typically unless the case requires extensive resources and experts. There is no risk to you because if the law firm doesn’t win, you won’t pay – even after they have invested money and resources. It’s called contingency fee basis and is standard practice in personal injury law.
How long will my case take to settle?
Settling a personal injury claim can take anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on the circumstances of the case, insurance company resistance, experts needed, product investigations, and other factors. If your lawyer is quick to settle your case then he isn’t fighting for the best compensation for you.
Contact our Failure to Warn Attorneys in Los Angeles
Our team of skilled lawyers at Bisnar Chase have over 45 years of experience and have established a 99% success rate. We have won over $800 Million for our clients and continue to provide compassionate service.
If you have experienced an injury resulting from a product that was mislabeled, unlabeled, or failed to give proper warning instructions, contact our Los Angeles Failure to Warn Attorneys team at 323-238-4683 and receive a Free Case Evaluation to see if your situation qualifies. You may be entitled to generous compensation.