When a corporation manufactures and sells a product to the public, it has a responsibility to make sure it is safe for its intended use and to warn of any potential hazards it may pose those people using that product. The manufacturer must use reasonable care to properly design, manufacture, test and inspect its products to make sure that they are not unreasonably dangerous.Compensation may be available through a product liability lawsuit for injuries caused by defective devices or products.
DANGEROUS OR DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
A product liability claim for injuries suffered from a dangerous product can be based ona number of legal theories.DEFECTIVE DESIGN:
If a product is unreasonably dangerous when used in its intended manner, the manufacturer may be liable for designing a defective and unreasonably dangerous product.MANUFACTURING DEFECT:
If there is a flaw during the manufacturing process, which makes a particular product more dangerous than intended or would be expected by the user, there may be a claim for a manufacturing defect.DEFECTIVE WARNING:
If a product cannot be made safe, and the manufacturer fails to adequately warn of the dangers associated with the normal use, it may be liable for failure to warn.BREACH OF WARRANTY:
If a product fails to conform to an express warranty the manufacturer can be held liable for injuries suffered by that failure to conform. In addition, even if there is no express statement, if the product is not fit for the ordinary purposes for which such products are used, there may be a breach of implied warranty.STRICT LIABILITY:
If a product is more dangerous than an ordinary consumer would contemplate, the manufacturer could be held strictly liable for selling a defective and unreasonably dangerous product.
In handling product defect cases, we have the resources to fully investigate and determinethe reasons causing the injury and frequently hire private investigators, engineering experts, manufacturing experts and other medical experts to fully analyze how and why a product failed and what injuries such a failure was likely to cause. If you believe the injuries you sustained were caused by a defective product, or if you are an attorney seeking to refer an injured client, please contact us to discuss our approach to such cases.
If you have sustained an injury due to a defective product and are ready to learn how our firm can assist you and your family, please call us today for a free consultation. John Logan and J. Paul Vance are experienced trial attorneys who will provide you with wise and compassionate legal counsel and representation through each stage of the process. Remember, you pay no fees to us if we do not win your case. You can contact John Logan and J. Paul Vance by calling 1-860-489-5000 or by filling out the form below.
The results of a particular case cannot be based upon a lawyer's or firm's past results. Each case is different. The value of a case can depend on a number of factors, such as: the facts concerning liability in the case, potential defenses asserted in the case, the harm both monetary and personal suffered by the injured person, the legal complexity of the case, whether the defendant was insured or not, the available insurance coverage in the case, and whether the case was resolved through negotiation, at trial, or in arbitration.