Defective Products

Understanding Products Liability Law

Consumers expect that the products they purchase are safe when used as designed. Unfortunately, consumers are often injured by common products and devices they use every day. Some examples include defective prescription drugs, tires, car seats, seat belts, power tools, sports utility vehicles, medical devices, toys, and manufactured food. The failure of these products to operate as intended frequently causes significant injuries or even death.

Under the laws of products liability, the designers, manufacturers and suppliers of a product must pay for injuries to consumers caused by defects and hazards in the products they market.

The purpose of products liability law is to ensure that the costs of injuries resulting from defective products are borne by the parties who place such defective products on the market, and not on the victims of harm caused by those products.

We have successfully litigated Automotive (tire, rollover, structure and restraint), Industrial, Consumer and Medical Products Liability cases (industrial electrical switchgear, robotic forklifts, defective medical devices, and others).

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