Getting injured by a faulty drug, automotive part, product or medical device is a serious situation. Defective products affect several South Carolina residents every year. Understanding the differences between the terminologies used in defective product cases can be difficult. Fortunately, that’s where product liability attorney Bill Nettles can help.
The following are the three major terms associated with defective products:
- Product recall: this is a request to return a product after safety issues or product defects are discovered that have the potential to put you as the consumer in danger, or put the maker/seller at risk of legal action.
- Market withdrawal: this occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action. It is either removed from the market completely or removed until the violation is corrected.
- Safety alert: this is primarily focused on faulty medical devices or defective drugs. A safety alert is issued in situations where a medical device or drug may present an unreasonable risk or significant harm to patients.
If you’ve sustained a personal injury by any product or drug that was recalled, withdrawn from the market or designated with a safety alert, you may be eligible to file a claim. Having a product liability lawyer on your side can help you get compensation to cover expenses, such as:
- Medical/hospital bills
- Ongoing treatments
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Product liability attorney Bill Nettles will fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. With a successful courtroom track record, and as the former US Attorney for the District of South Carolina, he can help fight for your rights.
If you are in South Carolina and would like to discuss your defective product case with our experienced product liability lawyer, call our office at 803-814-2826 for your free consultation. We proudly serve clients in the Columbia, Charleston and surrounding South Carolina communities.