Dealing with Harmful Products - Product Liability

What Is Product Liability?

In personal injury, product liability refers to the liability of any or all parties involved in the manufacturing process of a product for damages caused by that product to a consumer or a group of consumers. Consumers have a right to know the products they purchase are safe for use and won’t cause injury or illness. All risks associated with the use of the product should be clearly detailed on the product label. Consumer laws in the United States protect citizens from dangerous or predatory companies.

 

Examples of Defective / Harmful Products 

Any product sold on the open market can be defective. At Fleming Nolen and Jez, we represent individuals who have been injured from a variety of different defective products:

  1. Medical devices
  2. Medical implants
  3. Medications (also see Defective Drugs)
  4. Cosmetics
  5. Food products
  6. Machinery or equipment

Types of Product Defects

There are three types of product defects:

  1. Design Defects – A problem in the product’s design
  2. Manufacturing Defects – Machinery issues, bad materials, and careless assembly
  3. Marketing Defects – inadequate instructions or insufficient or misleading information on package labels

Here are some examples of product liability cases we accept or have accepted:

  • Paraquat
  • Paragard
  • Baby Foods
  • Hernia Mesh
  • C-Qur Mesh
  • 3M Combat Arms Earplugs™
  • CPAP Sleep Apnea Machines and ventilators

Defective Medical Devices

In addition to consumer products, Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. has medical injury lawyers who have been accepting cases nationwide since 1981. Every year, Americans are injured by dangerous and/or defective medical devices. These products may cause problems the manufacturer or medical company is unaware of, or perhaps the company was aware of potential complications and suppressed this evidence in order to push the product into the consumer market. Unfortunately, this happens all too often.

Medical devices, perhaps even more so than other types of consumer products, have the potential to cause serious injury.

For this reason, medical manufacturers are under obligation to their customers and the patients they serve to thoroughly test their products, vetting them for any potentially dangerous side effects. Consumers should be protected from disproportionately dangerous medical devices and warned of any risks associated with products they use.

When this doesn’t happen—when manufacturers, designers, and distributors don’t protect the rights and safety of the consumers they serve—serious injuries and even death can be the result.

If you or a loved one was hurt because of complications related to a dangerous medical device, or were injured because of a dangerous or defective product, you should seek legal action. You have legal rights and options that you should know about. You can speak with a personal injury attorney from our team at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. if you wish to learn more about legal action following a product-related injury. Why not receive counsel in a free case evaluation? You could be entitled to compensation.

 

Do You Have a Potential Case or Question?

At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims throughout the United States. If you were seriously injured through the negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to speak with one of our specialist to review your case information.