The Food and Drug Administration imposes rules and regulations on the manufacturers of the food, drinks and drugs that you consume. However, that does not stop manufacturers of these products from making critical errors during the manufacturing process that could put you and your family in harm's way. Some of those mistakes could end in your filing a wrongful death claim in a California civil court.
When mistakes occur, they are often not discovered until the products are already in the marketplace, purchased and consumed. Recalls are issued when a problem is found, but by then, the products subject to the recall have more than likely made it into homes across the country. Whether a consumer such as you or a member of your family hears about the recall in time is questionable.
Instead, a member of your family could end up in the hospital with an illness from a dangerous product. In certain individuals, a contaminated or defective product can kill. It may take your family some time to link a recalled product to you loved one's death. During that time, you more than likely have many unanswered questions.
If you suspect that your loved one ingested a contaminated product, you may need assistance in determining who was responsible for the product making it to the marketplace. A California products liability attorney could prove invaluable in this endeavor. After a thorough investigation into the death of your loved one, it may become clear that filing a wrongful death claim would be the most appropriate course of action. In that instance, having a legal ally to advocate for you in court could help achieve you the justice and restitution you need in order to move forward.