Wrongful death can occur in a number of circumstances, some of which are more common than others. Below is a description of Florida’s most common types of wrongful death claims that are due to manufacturing defects.

  1. Deadly Car Accidents. The best driver cannot avoid a deadly car crash caused by defective manufacturing. Vehicle manufacturers are held to a high standard when it comes to manufacturing safe vehicles. Common deadly car accidents that are due to defective manufacturing often involve an issue with brakes, brake pads, tires, seat belts, air bags, and other devices which are intended to provide driver and passenger safety.
  2. Dangerous Drugs. The medical industry giants cause thousands of deaths within the United States every year. Prescription drugs and medical devices are frequently produced with numerous manufacturing defects, which cause serious illness and wrongful death claims. Often drugs are recalled too late for families who have lost loved ones. Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are held accountable under Florida’s strict product liability laws.
  3. High Risk Jobs. Certain professions are simply more risky and unsafe than others. Construction sites, factories, and mining to name just a few are more likely to have wrongful death claims against their employers and manufacturers. While OHSA sets forth strict standards to ensure a safe work environment, deadly errors often occur during the manufacturing of machinery required for the job.

Family members who have lost a loved one due to defective manufacturing don’t realize that Florida upholds a strict liability statue. It is vital that victims and family receive expert advice from a qualified Broward County Wrongful Death Attorney. Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case. Call [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].