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Can businesses head off product liability lawsuits?

On Behalf of | Jul 8, 2021 | Business Law

In most cases, Ohio businesses can only stay afloat as long as there is satisfaction with and interest in their product or service. In some cases, a particular product or service may no longer be in as high demand, or interest may wane for other reasons. In other instances, a defect or danger with a product could result in dissatisfaction or even harm to consumers that could lead to business losses in the least and product liability lawsuits at worst. 

Any business industry could land in hot water with consumers if a problem exists with a product. Health care products that could potentially harm patients, children’s toys that present hazards, foods that cause health issues and much more could lead to possible harm or dissatisfaction among consumers. In cases where damages result, these unhappy or injured parties could feel the need to take legal action against the potentially liable companies. 

In such cases, businesses could take steps to head off these lawsuits. Some ways that they could attempt to do that include: 

  • Assessing the situation and finding a unique way to address the matter that will satisfy consumers and present the company in a good light 
  • Offering refunds and reimbursements to consumers who were dissatisfied or harmed by the product 
  • Issuing a recall of the product to ensure that no additional parties can be harmed by the product 

Unfortunately, these actions do not always sit well with every consumer, and product liability lawsuits could result even when Ohio businesses do their best to address such a sensitive matter. However, companies can still take steps to defend against the allegations or otherwise handle the matter in an appropriate way. Discussing their legal options with professionals experienced in business litigation is wise.