Do You Have A Product Liability Case?
What Is Product Liability?
As consumers, we expect products we buy from manufacturers and suppliers to be safe. Ultimately, we don’t expect them to injure us, kill us, or make us sick.
However, in too many cases, a manufacturer’s negligence or carelessness, or misplaced value in profit over consumer safety, leads to innocent people being injured – or worse – killed.
Product liability in these situations refers to businesses’ responsibilities to consumers – and whether or not those businesses have put safe products on the market that don’t result in illness or injury.
If you or a loved one has purchased a product that did lead to an illness, injury, or fatality, then under federal law, you may be entitled to sue.
Can You File A Product Liability Lawsuit?
Have you or someone you care about been hurt by a product, drug, or medical device? You may have a product liability claim. To find out more, contact a product liability attorney in Texas today. They can listen to your story and advise on the best next step.
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The Most Common Types Of Product Liabilities
Out of all possible product liability claims that Texas attorneys see, here are some of the most common.
- Dangerous Drugs
- Products with Defective
- Medical Devices
- Product Defects During the
- Manufacturing Process
- Inadequate Warnings or
Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
We can get some relief from knowing that the United States government requires rigorous testing on all medical devices and drugs to ensure our safety. The problem is, not every company will comply with those testing standards.
Fortunately, in many cases, the manufacturers of drugs and medical devices can be held liable if their products injure or harm people. For example, pharmaceutical companies have been sued over medications like Lyrica, Zoloft, and Paxil. Medical device companies have been involved in product liability lawsuits, as well, for products such as hip replacements, vaginal mesh, defective IUDs, and breast implants.
If you believe you have been the victim of an unsafe medical device or drug, now might be the right time to call a Texas product liability lawyer.
Products With Defective Designs
With millions of products on the market, it’s only a matter of time before you’re going to find one that’s poorly designed. Unfortunately, it’s often only once someone has been injured by one does the company take action and issue a recall.
Examples of products with defective designs include toys with small parts that pose a choking risk, vehicles that can catch fire or flip, and heavy objects that aren’t well-balanced and can pose a danger to children and users.
In situations such as these, it can be worth talking to a product liability law firm. They can walk you through the next best steps to take.
Products Manufactured With Defects
Sometimes, the design of a product isn’t to blame, but rather, a manufacturing fault. A whole host of things can go wrong during the manufacturing phase, including something being put together the wrong way or a car being fitted with a defective component.
Failure To Warn
Did you know you may be able to hold a manufacturer accountable if they fail to provide adequate warnings or instructions?
Failure to warn claims can often include products that people don’t know are dangerous but can be. Examples of failure to warn claims could be chemicals that don’t include safe handling instructions and medications that can react badly to others.
It’s Time to Talk to a Liability Injury Lawyer
Have you been injured because of a defective product or a lack of clear warnings? Has a loved one passed because of a manufacturer’s negligence? Talk to a product liability attorney in Texas today. At J. Alexander Law Firm, we can advise on the best possible course of action.