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By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Los Angeles Woman Filed Product Liability Lawsuit Against NutriBullet

The Dangers of Defective Products

When purchasing a product, the last thing you should have to worry about is your personal safety. Yet countless people throughout Southern California are injured by defective products each day. The results can be devastating. Some have suffered catastrophic injuries that will require a lifetime of medical attention and treatment. In the case of Rosa Rivera, she suffered second degree burns after her NutriBullet blender exploded. According to Rivera, the hot contents splattered all over her face and neck, which left disfiguring burns. Rivera says she has filed a product liability lawsuit to help warn others of the dangerous defects in the product. Rivera isn’t the only unhappy consumers. Several other people around the world have reported suffering burns and lacerations.

However, the makers of NutriBullet are fighting back. They claim Rivera and her legal team “are trying to sway public opinion by orchestrating a publicity campaign that makes a very safe product appear dangerous.” In its official statement, the manufacturers of NutriBullet claim injuries caused by the blender have been rare compared to millions of other satisfied customers.

How Can a Product Liability Attorney Help?

Companies and manufacturers must abide by consumer laws to protect the public from defective products. Although technology is now more advanced than ever before, it has not result in the decline in product liability cases in Los Angeles. Some of the most common product liability cases involve the following:

  • Dangerous prescription drugs
  • Defective medical devices
  • Poorly maintained or poorly assembled aircraft
  • E-cigarette explosions
  • Automotive defects

Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and retailers all have a responsibility to produce safe and effective products for consumers. Although it is impossible for every single product to be completely safe, it only takes one defective product to result in a devastating catastrophic injury. Those injured by the negligence of others are entitled to seek compensation

to account for their injuries, damages, lost wages along with their pain and suffering. The first step is to seek representation from an experienced and knowledgeable product liability attorney.

Most people injured by defective products do not properly understand their rights. Having a proven team of legal professionals on your side is the first step to recovering the settlement you deserve. A good attorney not only has a firm understanding of product liability laws, they also have a vast amount of resource in the field to help place injured clients in the best position to succeed.

Have You Been Injured by a Defective Product? The Los Angeles Product Liability Attorneys at Kristensen Weisberg, LLP Can Help

If you have been injured by a defective product, it is important to seek the compensation you deserve. Over the years, the Los Angeles product liability attorneys at Kristensen Weisberg, LLP have utilized an aggressive and comprehensive approach to help victims recover the proper settlement to account for their injuries, damages and lost wages. It is part of their complete commitment to always place the needs of the client first. To learn more, contact their Los Angeles law office today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.