Legally, in Ohio and across the U.S., manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, retailers and others who make products available to consumers are responsible for any injuries those products cause. Though still unacceptable, sometimes the flaws in a product are minimal enough that they result in minor damages. When the injuries are severe, however, or even life-threatening, the support of a product liability attorney may be the best option for victims.
While Ohio's rich historical involvement in industry and manufacturing often puts it high on the list for lawsuits involving dangerous or hazardous substances, it is not alone in this sad distinction. Tragically, either through their employment or other means, numerous individuals around the country have been exposed over the years to toxic materials -- toxic materials that eventually caused them to sicken and even die. A recently filed lawsuit in another state alleges just such an instance of exposure to hazardous substances, with fatal consequences.
Many businesses in Ohio and elsewhere use chemicals in the manufacture of a variety of products on a daily basis. While a great deal of these chemicals may prove harmless, others can be dangerous, and should an employee be exposed to toxic materials, he or she could suffer long-term or permanent damages in the process. A woman in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against several companies after she suffered severe respiratory issues by being exposed to harmful flavoring chemicals.
While asbestos is a fairly well-known carcinogenic, it's sadly not the only hazardous material in Ohio – or across the nation – that can prove life-threatening. In another state, a man is apparently experiencing first-hand just what those consequences of prolonged exposure to toxic materials can be. The ex-train trackman and machine operator has filed a legal complaint alleging that he developed bladder cancer as a result.
Imagine spending one's whole life working hard at a job every day, only to eventually develop a life-threatening medical condition as a result. Sadly, that's exactly the scenario a recent lawsuit regarding exposure to hazardous materials is alleging. While this specific incident did not occur in Ohio, residents will recognize enough similar elements to realize it easily could have.
Every year, defective or dangerous products cause hundreds, if not thousands of injuries, not just in Ohio but across the U.S. Legally, manufacturers and sellers are required to ensure a product meets ordinary customer expectations; when a product contains hazardous materials and fails to warn consumers of that fact, product liability laws come into play and attempt to hold those companies responsible. In another state, a recently filed lawsuit is claiming just such an incident occurred.
While asbestos exposure is a common cause of cancer in Ohio, it's sadly not the only one. There are other toxic materials that can lead to the development of serious or even fatal illnesses. In another state, a former railroad conductor and brakeman has filed a lawsuit alleging that his employers' negligence led to his development of kidney cancer through exposure to toxic substances.
Imagine purchasing and using an over-the-counter health product from an Ohio drug store or retailer, only to end up suffering injuries far worse even than the condition that initially led the individual to buy the product. This upsetting scenario is allegedly what occurred in another state, resulting in pain, damage and eventual partial amputation. The injured man has filed a product liability lawsuit against the company he alleges is responsible.
When Ohio consumers purchase a product, most of them likely don't consider how it might injure them. This is especially true when the product is purchased from a trusted global retailer and used according to its intended purpose. In another state, however, a couple recently filed a product liability complaint against the online retailer Amazon.com alleging one of their products caused significant physical harm.
When Ohio parents purchase a product intended for children, they have the right to assume that product is safe. All consumers should be able to feel secure in the products they purchase, of course, but this is often even more important when children's safety may be at risk. In another state, a couple recently filed a product liability lawsuit when a company allegedly failed to do just that.