January 31, 2023
Healthcare law – a year in review.
Over the course of the last year, there have been many interesting judgements in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in relation to healthcare and personal injury law....
As a member of the European Union, Ireland benefits considerably from a range of rules and legislation on the safety of the products we use. Regardless of size or purpose, all products which are imported or made in Ireland must conform to specific regulations designed to ensure health and safety.
The Liability for Defective Goods Act 1991 implements the EC Directive 85/374, which is specifically intended to place liability on product producers in relation to dangerous and/or defective products. Additionally, anyone involved in the manufacture, supply, maintenance, installation, and servicing of products has a duty of care to reasonably prevent damage or injury as a result of the use of products.
Product liability claims typically fit into three categories – defectively manufactured products, defectively designed products, and products with insufficient warnings or instructions. If you are unsure which of these would apply in your situation, speak to one of our product liability solicitors who will be able to advise you.
If you have been injured as a result of a product which was defective, poorly installed, incorrectly maintained, or dangerous, you may be able to bring a claim against the liable or negligent party. At Lavelle Partners, we have been representing individuals and their families who have been seriously injured by defective products for over three decades. Our team prides itself on being highly empathetic, patient, and caring to clients who are emotionally, physically and financially impacted as a direct result of their injuries. If the injuries suffered mean the individual is unable to return to work, continue their domestic and family roles, or enjoy life as it once was, we will do all we can to put that person back into the same situation as they enjoyed prior to the injury occurring, or as close as possible to it.
Product liability injuries fall into three categories:
Product liability related injuries may be due to (but not limited to):
Lavelle Partners can assist with product liability claims of any type, including those which fall into the categories of pharmaceuticals and medical products, food, electrical goods, sports products, hardware, vehicles or toys.
To bring a claim against a negligent party for your injuries, it will be necessary to prove:
This means that in some contexts, it may not be possible to make a claim because there is a lack of proof of liability or breach of duty. One of our primary roles will be to establish if there are grounds for a claim and if so, to create a compelling case that proves the other party held legal culpability which they breached, leading to your injury.
If you are unsure if the circumstances of your product liability injury are grounds for a claim, please contact one of our product liability solicitors today who will take the time to listen to the details of your case and advise you of your legal options.
Claims following product liability due to negligence may cover two areas of loss:
The costs you receive will be based on the precise injuries suffered and the circumstances of the case.
By allowing us to handle your claim on your behalf, you can focus on what is most important, your recovery and care, or that of your family member or loved one.
For further information on making a claim for product liability injury in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or email Avril Scally at email@example.com
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