Defective Products

Toys and tools with defects, or lacking adequate guards and warnings, can change the life of anyone from a toddler at play to a construction worker responsible for providing for his or her growing family.   Medical devices and drugs can work wonders – or merely compound the suffering of patients when they not adequately tested or recalled when a problem develops.  Manufacturers and distributors who tout the benefits of their products, and urge us to buy and use them, have special responsibility in a consumer society to be sure that those products are properly designed and built, with clear instruction about their risks and limitations.  Companies profiting from their marketing success must also be held responsible when they fail to meet these standards.