St. Louis Product Liability Attorney
Product liability occurs when someone is injured or suffers damages after using a dangerous or defective product. Injuries associated with product liability can result in physical pain, emotional distress, permanent disabilities, or in extreme cases, even death. From defective birth control to faulty hip replacements, the manufacturers or corporations that market and sell flawed products put consumers at risk.
The personal injury lawyers at the Lieser Law Firm handle product liability lawsuits to recover damages for victims and their families, but also to help prevent others from being harmed by these defective products in the future.
Product Liability Lawsuits: Types of Claims
When it can be proven that a product is defective and injuries are sustained as a result of the defect, a product liability lawsuit may be filed. Defective product liability claims can be divided into three specific categories.
- Defectively manufactured
A product is defectively manufactured if the flaw was a result of some error that occurred during the production process. Examples of defectively manufactured products might include a car missing its brake pads or a chair with a severely cracked leg.
- Defectively designed
If the design of a product is inherently flawed or hazardous, then it would be considered a defectively designed product. This would include products that are manufactured according to certain specifications, but still pose risks to consumers. An example of a defectively designed product would be a car that tends to roll over when turning or a hip replacement that cannot be properly implanted.
- Inadequate warnings or instructions
Products that fail to warn or instruct consumers about proper use can be subject to product liability claims. If the product is dangerous in some way that is not apparent to the consumer, the manufacturer should include a warning about special precautions to be taken when the product is used. An example of an inadequate warning could be a testosterone medication that does not adequately caution patients about the increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or blood clots while taking the drug.
Potentially Defective Products
The three categories of product liability are broad and can occur with a variety of different products. An airbag that doesn’t deploy or a swing with a broken chain could both qualify as defective products. There are some basic product categories that many product liability claims can fall under.
- Vehicles (airbags, tires, brakes, etc.)
- Medical devices
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Children’s products (toys, food, bedding, etc.)
- Chemicals and hazardous materials
Pursuing a Product Liability Claim
Time is a crucial factor when it comes to pursuing a product liability claim. You need to act quickly to have the best chance of proving that the product defect was to blame for your injury or damages. It is highly recommended that you seek advice from an experienced product liability attorney as soon as possible.
Manufacturers are legally responsible for producing products that are safe for consumer use. If they do not uphold this responsibility, the product liability lawyers at the Lieser Law Firm will hold big companies accountable for distributing unsafe products to consumers for profit.
If you have been injured or are suffering because of the carelessness of someone else, let us offer you a free case evaluation. Send us an email about your accident & we will contact you today.
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