When a Panama City resident is injured because of something unexpected happening with a product they are using -- a food enjoyed for dinner or medicine that was supposed to help -- he or she may have what's known as a product liability claim. Personal injury victims are entitled to seek compensation from anyone proven to be responsible for the harm caused. This doesn't necessarily have to be because of negligence, but the manufacturer, distributor or retailer can be held accountable nonetheless.
Product recalls seem to be a common occurrence. Often, product recalls are the result of a company being extra cautious to avoid any negative repercussions in the unlikely event that someone becomes injured or ill. Other times, however, product recalls are the result of malfunctions that put consumers in serious danger. An example of this situation recently came to light when several people were seriously injured by a malfunctioning product.