Medications are supposed to treat illnesses and help patients achieve a higher quality of life. However, there are times when medications can actually cause more medical problems for patients in Illinois. This seems to have been what happened to one patient recently who recently prevailed in a product liability lawsuit.
People make decisions on available information when choosing products. This is definitely true of consumers of health products in Illinois. However, if producers and retailers of health products mislabel their ingredients, it can cause potentially dangerous side-effects for consumers. Apparently, this is what four major retailers are being accused of doing, risking the possibility of a product liability lawsuit.
An Illinois woman has filed a product liability claim against a dog food company after she contracted salmonella from supposedly tainted dog food. Diamond Pet Foods, a national company, is possibly facing claims from other individuals with similar stories. Many of the salmonella-related product liability claims come from incidents in 2012, which is the same year that the company issued a recall on some of its pet food products.
Michelin North America has ordered a U.S. tire recall due to faulty treads. The company, which is recalling 1.2 million tires, has said that a tread and belt endurance problem was discovered after warranty claims were submitted on the vehicles. So far, there have been no reported injuries.
Consumers rely on products to function as advertised. In the case of safety products, in particular, it only seems fair to expect that an increase in safety would result from proper usage. Yet a recent article suggests that safety bed rails, intended as a preventative measure against accidents involving bed-ridden, frail or weak patients, may actually put such patients in more danger.