Every year, thousands of people are injured due to products that did not work as intended due to shoddy manufacturing or poor quality control.
Some of the most common products to cause injury due to defects are:
- Toys and children's products
- Building materials
- Household appliances
When companies fail to provide safe merchandise or clearly spell out the safety risks associated with their products, injuries happen – and injured parties have the right to compensation. Our attorneys will do what it takes to hold those negligent companies accountable and get you the compensation you deserve.
Drugs, Supplements & Medical Devices
Even with the FDA's oversight of pharmaceutical manufacturers, it is quite common for bad drugs to reach the market and cause serious harm to patients. This is even more common in the supplement industry, which is largely unregulated. Medical equipment, too, is a common source of injuries, some of them serious or life-threatening.
Litigating product liability claims involving medications or medical devices is a complex and specialized area of law, and the corporations involved have great resources at their disposal to make their own case. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a faulty medical product, you'll need an experienced attorney from our firm on your side to recover damages.
A class-action suit is a lawsuit in which multiple victims, such as users of a defective product or harmful drug, file suit against a single corporation to recover damages. In addition to collecting financial compensation for the plaintiffs, class action lawsuits often spur industry reforms that will stop other consumers from being injured in the future. The class action process is highly complex and requires an experienced attorney with extensive knowledge of this complex field to move a case forward. That's why we recommend you contact our firm right away.
Much like a class action, a mass tort is a lawsuit in which a large number of plaintiffs file suit together against one or a few corporate defendants.
Mass torts for product liability are usually filed in cases where a product has one of three defects:
- Manufacturing defects: Issues in the manufacturing process that arise from poor workmanship or low-quality materials
- Design defects: Cases where the product is inherently dangerous or useless even when properly manufactured
- Failure-to-warn defects: Cases where a product contains non-obvious dangers that carry an injury risk, which could have been mitigated through warnings to the user
Mass torts are potentially "game-changing" cases in that, in addition to recovering significant damages for injured parties, they can force significant industry reforms to prevent future injuries from occurring. Attorney Alyson Oliver has extensive experience handling precisely these kinds of cases.
To learn more about our product liability representation, please call.