Authorities Say Building Materials Helped Spread Fire

As you go about your daily life, you come into products from thousands of manufacturers. We know, that seems like an exaggeration, but it is not. There may be a time when you need a Philadelphia product liability attorney to help you. If the negligence of a company or manufacturer has caused you or a loved one harm, let the Dan Doyle Law Group get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.

Today, we want to talk about a fire in another country and how it relates to US companies, product liability, and your safety.

We need to go across the ocean

Today we want to take a trip across the pond to the United Kingdom to discuss a case of faulty materials. In 2017, London’s Grenfell Tower, a residential complex, caught fire and killed 72 people. According to a product liability lawsuit recently filed, the building materials used helped spread the fire and turned the complex into a “flaming coffin.”

The lawsuit was filed in a state court in Philadelphia against US companies. Around 250 survivors and victims’ families have joined the lawsuit.

“This fire originated and spread because of decisions made in the United States by United States corporations that prioritized profits over safety,” said an attorney handling the case.

The lawsuit claims that the exterior of the building was clad with highly flammable material that is not allowed to be used in US skyscrapers. Named in the lawsuit are Whirlpool, Acronic Inc, Celotex.

The products used in this building have since been pulled from the market.

What we know about defective products

This case is going to take a while to play out to a conclusion. The accusations of intentionality will likely play a major role in an eventual amount awarded by a jury. We know that faulty products are not uncommon in the US. If we look at the website that tracks current recalls, we will see hundreds of faulty items that are on the market and in consumer homes. In most cases, companies do not intentionally put faulty items on the market, but they should still be held accountable when their actions cause injuries or fatalities to consumers.

Let us get to work today

It is impossible to keep track of how many products we use each day. If you or a loved one are injured due to a faulty product, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Let our team investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the company or manufacturer

When you need a Philadelphia product liability attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation. Whether a product was faulty due to a design flaw, a manufacturing error, or a label issue, we strive for accountability.