Personal Injury Attorney Craig Swapp joined us to talk about some dangerous products that we all should be aware of.
Swapp says no one expects to come home with an off-the-shelf product or an over-the-counter medication or prescription drug that can cause harm. But sadly, every year thousands of Americans discover this, some seriously or fatally.
The first product Swapp told us about is one he has personal experience with. Zantac is a popular medicine used to treat heart burn, indigestion, and gastrointestinal disorders. Last year, the FDA recalled Zantac after testing linked it to birth defects or cancer in major organs (liver, kidney, stomach, pancreas, intestines, bladder, esophagus).
Swapp also told us to be aware of electronic devices, such as phones, computers or even electric skateboards that are manufactured with defective batteries that have been known to explode or cause fires.
With dangerous products, Swapp says ultimately in many of the cases, a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer can be found responsible, since they control the process which takes the product to the consumer.
Sometimes the problem lies in an error in the manufacturing process or when hazardous materials are used. In many cases, the manufacturer rushes a product or drug to market without proper testing. Even some manufacturers have been known to cover-up known problems so as not to affect profits.
If you think you've been harmed or injured by a dangerous drug or product, call Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 to discuss your situation. The call is free.
Their job as personal injury attorneys is to represent people against these manufacturers – many of which a billion-dollar corporations – and help them recover compensation for the injury caused by their products.
You can find more information at craigswapp.com.