Product recalls happen all the time. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration keeps a database of recalled products on its website. This database serves to alert consumers of products that may pose a threat to them or their loved ones.
Thankfully, most product recalls are due to issues that don’t pose serious threats to consumers. But some do, and it’s vital for consumers to stop using them and return them to the stores or manufacturers.
However, potentially dangerous products don’t always get recalled. In some cases, potentially dangerous products remain on store shelves for years or even decades after it’s first determined that they might pose risks to consumers.
When people are injured by defective products, they may search for recall information. If they don’t find it, they may give up on the idea of seeking compensation for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. But just because a product hasn’t been recalled doesn’t mean that victims can’t get compensation.
A famous recent example involves Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. The product has been linked to female reproductive cancers, and multiple women and their families were awarded significant compensation while the product was still on store shelves.
Simply put, if you think you were harmed by a product, you need a Virginia defective product lawyer on your side regardless of its recall status. Contact the legal team at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.