Product recalls or warnings take place every day in this country. They relate to drugs that cause initially unexpected health problems, cars that have faulty systems that endanger lives, foods that have been found to be contaminated, etc. What may surprise you, though, is how often companies know about dangers, but do nothing to protect the public so as to maximize profits.
The American Association for Justice has published a report that contains true stories about corporations that despite knowing about their products dangers, nevertheless continued to market them in an effort to pad profits. Here are some examples, according to the publication:
“• A company that discovers its medical device is little more than a bombwaiting to go off in people’s hearts… and decides not to tell anyone.• A pharmaceutical company that discovers that its drug causes severe sideeffects in pediatric patients… and then spends hundreds of millions ofdollars marketing to children.• A company that discovers its bulletproof vests are defective… and then sellsthem anyway to be worn by law enforcement, the military, and the Presidentof the United States.• A company that discovers rodent droppings are contaminating its foodproducts… and then orders them re-cooked and sold anyway.• A car company that discovers that if it does not spend $11 per car to fix adefect, hundreds of people will be horribly burned… and decides it would becheaper to let them burn.”
The report notes that these stories are not isolated. Such corporate continues in America today, just as it has for decades past. One might wonder how it was determined that the companies acted so egregiously. How were Americans ultimately protected from such greed? The civil justice system. Injured victims went to attorneys who did the hard work necessary to go up against the Goliath corporations to unearth their wrongdoing. As a result, changes were made, and people were no longer exposed to the dangers.
I am proud to be an attorney that specializes in personal injury matters, including product liability claims. It is very gratifying to be able to help innocent people who have been terribly injured as a result of corporate greed. Not only am I able to help the individual client, but the changes that come about as a result of our work protect Americans everywhere. Hopefully, corporations will learn that putting profits over people is a bad business plan.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including product liability and automobile accident claims. Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.
Mr. Zambri was sought after to publish a chapter regarding product liability litigation in Aspatore Books – a company that is touted as “the largest and most exclusive publisher of C-1 Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, Partner) from the world’s most respected companies and law firms.” To read Mr. Zambri’s publication, entitled “Constantly Preparing To Win”, please click here.