When the discovery of a consumer safety or a defective product is found, a product recall is announced to minimize the dangers to the consumer and to avoid the risk of legal action to the maker/seller. Recalls are costly, but the possibility of having a product that put multiple consumers at risk of injury, possibly even death, is priceless.
The chief medical officer for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has provided some basic guidelines as to how to handle a product recall for food on their Foodsafety.gov site. Their advice is not panic, not to eat the food, not to open the food, and to check the recall notice to find out what to do with the food.
Now, what do you do if you have suffered because of a consumer product? First, you must seek immediate medical attention if you have suffered an injury. Dial 911 if it is necessary. Every year foodborne infections affect 1 in 6 Americans by consuming affected products and 3,000 people die. Do not discard the offending product; it is evidence.
Then you need to call your St. Louis personal injury attorney at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC to set up your free initial consultation. We will lift your burden by handling the case for you by gathering the necessary evidence and talking to the appropriate parties for you. Our sole purpose it to get you the compensation you deserve. A settlement is reached on many of our cases outside of the courtroom. However, when necessary, we will take a case to trial. Contact us for a free consultation.