Three Important Product Liability Realities Offered In Light of News of Recent Product Recalls

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The Law Offices of Burg and Brock answers product liability questions that may arise as a result of recent recalls.

Lee's Sandwiches is just the latest of a series of major companies issuing product recalls.

While no reported illnesses have been connected to problems reportedly spotted by Department of Agriculture inspectors at Lee’s Garden Grove, California plant, it’s merely the latest in a long list of recalls.

If you’re a fan of Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches you may be dismayed to learn that, as reported on June 3, 2015 by the Orange County Register, more than 465,000 pounds of mislabeled meat has been recalled by the popular, rapidly growing fast-food chain Lee’s Sandwiches. While the article does not mention any reported illnesses that have been connected to problems reportedly spotted by Department of Agriculture inspectors at Lee’s Garden Grove, California plant, it’s merely the latest in a long list of recalls. In fact, the Lee’s recall is dwarfed by this year’s historic Takata automotive air-bag recall which has made national headlines over the last several weeks. The latest headline came from a June 10th Reuters report claiming that U.S. officials are looking into a possible 7th death caused by possibly defective airbags. In light of the fact that recalls are typically made when product liability litigation is possible, the Law Offices of Burg and Brock, a Southern California law firm headed by litigator Cameron Yadidi Brock, would like to take the opportunity to address some of questions related to this area of the law.

1. What is the importance of product liability cases? -- “These cases hold companies accountable for damage and injury, and serve as a strong deterrent against potentially dangerous shortcuts when it comes to regulation and safety. In other words, it’s needed to give companies a strong disincentive to do anything that might endanger their customers or the general public,” says the Law Offices of Burg and Brock.

2. Is it enough to simply prove that a product is the cause of injury or property loss? – The firm states that proving a connection is only part of what’s needed to support a successful product liability case. “There are many factors to consider, and it takes an experienced attorney to successfully establish liability. Liability can be established if it can be determined that a product was sold in an unreasonably dangerous or defective condition. It’s also possible, in some cases, for a manufacturer to be liable without fault. In these circumstances, a manufacturer can still be sued if they took necessary measures to prevent injury and the product itself is still found to be dangerous,” the law firm said.

3. What kind of legal representation should potential product liability plaintiffs obtain? The Law Offices of Burg and Brock emphasizes the importance of knowledge and experience in handling these types of case. “Getting to know the ins and outs of a liability case is crucial for being able to reach a settlement or a winning verdict. An effective product liability lawyer can scrutinize every angle of a case to find out if a product resulted in injury or loss, and then to find the best path forward. A highly experienced legal team will be crucial in terms of helping their client understand if the circumstances provide grounds for a suit.”

For more information on the wide range of legal services offered by the Law Offices of Burg & Brock, call (888) 509-2998 or visit the firm’s website at

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