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Under Georgia’s personal injury law
, individuals and companies can be held liable for damages if their negligent actions cause another person or group of people physical, emotional or financial harm. For example, if someone runs a red light and kills someone in a fatal car accident, they can be sued for wrongful death damages.
Likewise, manufacturers, sellers, vendors and other companies have a legal responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for public use and general consumption. If someone is injured or gets sick as a result of a dangerous product or a failure to warn, the company that profited from selling that product can be required to pay for the victim’s medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
The term “products” can encompass everything from vehicles and parts, clothing, tools, home appliances and children’s toys, to prescription drugs, medical devices and food and beverages. Essentially, any item you purchase from another individual or company is a product.
Perhaps the most infamous example of a product liability claim is the 1994 McDonald’s hot coffee case (Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants), where a 79-year-old woman sustained third-degree burns after accidentally spilling hot coffee from McDonald’s in her lap. She was in the hospital for 8 days and underwent skin grafting, then required 2 years of medical treatment.
In addition, here are some of the biggest and most extensive product liability cases in the U.S. that have resulted in significant compensation for plaintiffs: