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Defective Products Lawyers & Attorneys
There are countless products that we come into contact with and use on a daily basis. Although we tend to think that the products must be safe or that they would not be made available for me to buy, many times they are indeed unsafe and certain defects in these products can cause serious injury or death. Product liability refers to the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and others are held responsible for the injuries caused by the products that they make available to the public. Our Alabama product liability lawyers do this by representing individuals such as yourself in claims against such organizations for injuries resulting from such defects.
There are generally three types of product liability claims called design defects, manufacturing defects, and a claim for a failure to properly warn of the product’s dangers. A design defect is where there is a flaw in the design of the product. A manufacturing defect is where there are a small number of particular products that are defective due to a problem in the construction process.
A failure to warn case is where the product is defective due to the fact that it fails to contain adequate and appropriate warnings of the dangers of the product. Product liability claims are generally brought due to negligence, strict liability, and other legal theories depending on the state laws. Usually, product liability claims are based on strict liability rather than negligence since they focus on the dangers of the product itself and not the behavior of the manufacturer. In Alabama, these type of cases can include the following:
Automobile defects can include such things as defective tires, seat belts, gas tanks, car doors, and airbags that have been recalled due to some defect in the design of the product. SUV rollovers are another example of a defect in certain SUVs that can cause rollovers resulting in serious injury or death.
Dangerous drugs are one of the leading causes of death in the United States and many defective drugs stay available for some length of time before they are eventually recalled due to being dangerous. Some examples of defective drugs resulting in lawsuits recently are Accutane, Paxil, Actos, Zantac, and Maltaq.
Defective Medical Devices
Examples of defective medical devices are defective neck stems, transvaginal mesh, defective surgical screws, defective pacemakers, improperly sterilized gynecological devices, defective hip replacement parts, and defective intrauterine devices. Certain Depuy ASR hip implants have been recalled due to early failures resulting in surgeries to replace the metal on metal hip implants. Also, these metal on metal implants have been shown to cause additional health issues such as elevated chromium and cobalt levels in the patients blood due to wearing of the implant.
Defective Toys & Child Products
Many times a toy or child safety product can result in serious injury or even death of an infant or small child. These are horrible accidents that can be caused by a simple defect that a manufacturer might have allowed despite knowing of the dangers. Some toys have been known to be extremely dangerous and are only later, after many children are seriously injured, taken off the shelves. Sometimes, the parents that bring these lawsuits on behalf of their injured children only want the toy or product removed and it is their tenacity and resolve that gets it done in many cases. If your child has been injured by a toy or product you feel may be unsafe for children then give us a call today and speak with our defective toys and child products lawyers in Alabama.
Food Poisoning Claims
Food safety is regulated through the Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA. They must approve and monitor all food labeling and warning standards. Despite government supervision, food poisoning injuries and deaths still happen because of spoiled food products.
A serious case of food contamination can leave an individual very seriously ill and can result in long term or permanent injuries, lost wages, and other issues. Call our Alabama Food Poisoning Lawyer if you suspect that you or a loved one has become seriously ill due to food or water contamination.