Defective Products

Defective products can occur anywhere in many different forms.Defective products liability claims are increasing, as the result of some serious injuries from products. Types of Defective Product Liability Claims include but not limited to:

  • Defective Auto Parts: tires, brakes, airbags, seat belts
  • Defective Toys and Defective Children’s Products
  • Defective Medical Devices and implants
  • Defective Household Products
  • Defective Food Products
  • Defective Manufacturing
  • Products Liability Law & Legal Theories

There are two legal theories that comprise product liability law, and one of the leading causes of injury due to defective products is the concept of crashworthiness/auto defects.

Defective Design

A product has a defective design when its inherent structure and function create an unreasonable risk of injury. Basically, this means that every product unit manufactured is defective, even if any individual unit is properly built. An example would be the product “Jarts,” which used to be built with metal tips, but after injuries resulted from the use of Jarts, the design was changed.

Defective Manufacture

This theory is relevant when one unit of an otherwise-safe product is improperly manufactured, thus creating an unreasonable risk for the consumer. An example would be a hair dryer with a loose power cord, which can lead to sparks, fire, shocks and other injuries.

Auto Product Defects

Auto product defects are one of the fastest-growing types of claims in products liability law. With the rush to provide new products quickly , many of these car models are not properly designed for safety. Crashworthiness/auto defects have been the cause of thousands of injuries and deaths every year in the United States. In regards to how crashworthiness/auto defects are classified under product liability law, thousands of justifiable claims have been brought under both theories above, as some cars have overall designs that are inherently flawed, and there are also individual cars that have been improperly manufactured in accordance with safety regulations.

Premises Liability & Inadequate Security

The law of inadequate security and premises liability is one of the most complicated in modern existence, as different legal duties attach to people who are of different status levels while on someone’s property. Unless you fully understand the analysis that goes into the duties owed to licensees, invitees or intruders as they related to inadequate security and premises liability law, you need to contact an attorney if you’ve been injured while on someone else’s property. Different situations call for different legal standards, and an attorney will be able to explain these to you and help you with your situation. Common Inadequate Security and Premises Liability Laws include: slip and fall situations, inadequate security, and premises liability. If you are involved in an accident or someone had an accident on you premises, contact an attorney to schedule an initial consultation. Below are three common examples of claims for premises liability:

  • Construction site
  • Swimming pools
  • Military sites

Dangerous Drugs

The prescription drugs industry has grown significantly in recent years, and continues to expand. One benefit of this is that more and more drugs are now available than ever before resulting in better treatment of more conditions and illnesses. Each year, billions of dollars are spent on research and development for new drugs. With the growing amount of drugs also comes the growing potential for damage in those who take drugs. Some risks are minor and can be quickly remedied, but others can result in life-changing consequences and even unnecessary death in some extreme cases.

Medical Malpractice

Medical staff have helped us heal from sickness, injury and helping in getting through difficult situations. With that in mind, as we trust Medical professionals, we must keep in mind that mistakes may be made unfortunately. When this does happen, responsible parties for these mistakes must be held accountable. It is difficult to understand the concept of medical malpractice without a legal background, and many victims of this issue do not understand the full scope of medical malpractice, just simply that a mistake was made and they have suffered because of it. Simply put, you must consult a lawyer if this occurs to you or a loved one. Some common malpractice issues are:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthetic errors
  • Adverse reactions
  • Wrong treatments
  • Medical procedure errors