When Dangerous and Defective Products Cause Injuries
Defective products are a growing problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, product-related injuries and fatalities have risen significantly in recent decades. Along with these increases in injuries and deaths has come a growing awareness on the part of those who have been injured that they are entitled to justice and compensation in such cases.
If you or someone you know has been injured or lost a loved one and a defective product may have been involved, you can turn to the attorneys at Charnoff Simpson PLLC with confidence. We offer free consultations. Members of our team are available to listen to the details of your story and provide you with candid advice about whether or not you likely have a valid legal claim. If you do, we have the staff and resources to investigate your case and take it to trial if necessary.
To help you better understand product liability, we have put together a brief overview of this legal practice area below.
What Is Product Liability?
Broadly, product liability involves manufacturers, distributors, and/or sellers being held responsible for providing a defective product to a consumer. Defects can take many forms such as those described below.
- A design may include a defective feature that is inherently unsafe.
- A manufacturing defect can be introduced during the production process.
- A product can be marketed inappropriately by being labeled incorrectly, lacking crucial safety warnings and providing inadequate instructions.
These are a few examples. For a thorough review of your case, consult with an experienced litigator. At Charnoff Simpson PLLC, our product liability attorneys have more than 60 combined years of experience.
Examples of Product Liability
Product liability encompasses a wide variety of issues. Below are just a few examples of different types of product liability cases:
- Defects that make a vehicle more prone to crashes or more dangerous to occupants during a crash
- Tainted foods or medicines that harm consumers
- Medical devices that cause bone/tissue damage or that do not operate as advertised
- Children’s toys that are unsafe, pose a choking hazard or contain dangerous materials, such as lead
- Dangerous drugs with unlisted side effects or that are improperly prescribed
This is by no means an exhaustive list. As a consumer, you have basic rights and an expectation that the products you are buying and using will be safe if used properly. When this is proven wrong through an injury case, it is time to get legal counsel.
How to Pursue Relief After a Dangerous Product Caused Injury
If any product, from bad drugs to malfunctioning vehicle parts such as air bags, is not safe and causes serious harm or death, you may have a valid product liability claim. Our injury litigation team is available to explain your legal options.