3 Classes of Food and Drug Recalls

We are so dependent on our devices. From cell phones to TVs to cars, we use products every day that have the potential to injure or kill us. Products don’t always mean technology. Products can also mean food and drink. Products can be our cleaning solutions. Anything that we purchase or create to help users throughout the day is a product that we rely on. Our Dallas Product Liability Attorneys at the Law Firm of Dorothy Hyde want you to know that if you have been injured due to a defective product then we are here for you. When products like food or drugs go wrong they can have deadly consequences. If you experience injury due to a product it is important that you reach out to our Dallas Product Liability Attorneys because you may be the first of many to be injured.

What To Expect

When it comes to food and drugs there are three classifications of recalls:

  • Class I: this is the most urgent of recalls. If you consume the product it can cause deadly or extreme adverse reactions to the consumer.
  • Class II: Less urgent, but the product can still cause adverse reactions.
  • Class III: Least urgent of all three. If you consume the product there is no immediate danger. However, there is still something wrong with the food or drug and you must discard the product if you have it.

Manufacturers and the FDA work together to make sure that all warnings are released dependent on the classification of the issue. For class III issues, there is no real sense of urgency, but information is still released. Compared to Class I, the FDA will put together individual plans to ensure that everyone who has the product has heard and discards the product before they get hurt.

If you were injured before the recall then it is easier to hold the manufacturer and company liable for the damages. Some think that because there was a recall it is easier to convince that something was wrong with the product. However, that isn’t the case. Instead, you have to prove that you did not hear about the recall at the time of the injury.

Product liability is all about proving the negligence for either design defects, manufacturing defects, or failure to warn. If any of these three issues are the cause of your injury then you have a case. Do not hesitate to reach out for legal assistance. Companies plan for such events and, even though they are in the wrong, they will do anything to clear their name but still keep the bottom line.

What To Do

Don’t be just another statistic. When you file for product liability you are not only finding justice for yourself but preventing someone else from dealing with the pain you are suffering from. Call (214) 883-1700 or click here to start your journey to success with our attorneys at the Law Firm of Dorothy Hyde in Dallas today. We are waiting to fight for you.

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