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Organizations like the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) — the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury — and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), whose mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in America, have worked to cut workplace fatalities in half and reduce occupational injury and illness rates by 40 percent since 1971.
Manufactures are also required to produce reasonably safe products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent Federal regulatory agency, helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates 35,900 consumer product-related deaths occurred from October 2008 through September 2009. In that same yearlong period, 15,523,537 consumer-related injury visits were made to Emergency Departments, accounting for nearly half of all visits to the Emergency Departments (38.6 million annually).
When these duties to provide safe work environments and safe products are breached, corporations must compensate their victims. Product liability cases are often complex and require ingenuity and substantial resources. The outcome of these cases often relies on expert witness testimony. We have the resources to secure experts, one of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks in preparing a product liability case.
As with all personal injury cases, within the first week, important physical evidence can be lost, witnesses may be difficult to locate or even forget important details. To protect the legal rights of someone who has been injured by a product, it is important to consult an experienced personal injury law firm as quickly as possible.
Contact Scanlon & Elliott’s product liability attorneys free consultation regarding your or your loved one’s injuries and legal rights. Call (330) 376-1440 or complete our free case evaluation form online. Based in Akron, we serve clients throughout Ohio and also handle limited matters in Florida.