As a construction worker or laborer of any kind, you more than likely will be using equipment, tools and machinery in order to complete your job properly. If the proper safety measures and gear are not in use, or there is a defect with a tool, a worker can sustain serious injuries.
If someone asked you what enterprise caused 67 deaths and 113 injuries in a little more than a decade, you might guess the mob. Sadly, the answer is General Motors (GM). The auto manufacturer became aware of a defective ignition switch during testing in 2001, but failed to remediate the flaw appropriately then later hid its knowledge of it.
People are often confused or misinformed about their right to sue after a product falters. Product liability cases can be extremely complicated and involve testimony from experts on both sides. Product liability cases are generally governed by state law, but some areas, such as implantable medical devices, may be preempted by federal law.
Potential for Medical Malpractice where the FDA Recalls Ventilators for Children because of a software defect. The ventilators could prove fatal to infants because the oxygen consumption was being miscalculated. Hospitals would be guilty of malpractice if a child suffered brain damage as a result of the defective ventilator where they knew of the recall and where they did not warn parents of the potential harm that could exist for their children.
Safety concerns lead to the following recalls. Injuries resulting from this products could lead to liability on the part of the manfacturers: