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Defective and dangerous products Lawyers


Defective and dangerous products can cause serious and catastrophic injuries. Dangerous toys can harm children, defective components in an automobile can kill. Sometimes, defective products injure many hundreds or thousands of people, and require product recalls. These recalls range from automobiles, to medical devices, from unsafe toys to dangerous drugs and medicine.
If you or your loved ones have been injured by defective or dangerous products, you need experienced attorneys to assist you with the legal complexities and taking on the big companies. The attorneys at our firm have recovered billions of dollars against manufacturers who marketed and sold dangerous, defective, and harmful products. Our experienced attorneys have taken on Big Tobacco and the pharmaceutical companies and won. Our firm has also taken on medical device manufacturers for injuries suffered by children caused by defective medical products and devices.

Types of Liability Claims

Manufacturing Defects – This occurs when the product is actually being built or put together.  It is classified as a manufacturing defect when the product causing the injury does not adhere to the product’s design specifications.  Manufacturing defects occur in instances where a manufacturer uses inferior materials, inadequate or faulty machinery, where there is poor quality control or inspections, or where the employees are not adequately trained or supervised. 

Design Defect – This occurs when the design of the product is inherently dangerous at the time of creation.  To succeed on a design defect claim, it must be shown that a change in the design could have prevented the injury.  In other words, that there was a safer alternative design that could have been used at the time of design.  In a design defect case, because the product’s design is itself dangerous, the injury would have occurred no matter how it was manufactured.

Failure to Warn – When a manufacturer knows that there are risks associated with the use of their products, they have a duty to warn users of those products.  This is particularly true where the risks are not obvious to the user.  Where a manufacturer knows of a risk posed by their products, and they fail to provide adequate warnings to the users, this allows an injured person to bring a claim for failure to warn.  

Breach of Warranty — Breach of warranty occurs when a product fails to perform as represented by the manufacturer (or seller) and causes injury.  A breach of warranty claim exists as a result of a direct transaction between the buyer and seller. There are several types of breach of warranty based product liability claims.

DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS LAWYERS

When you buy a product, you have certain rights as a consumer. The most basic is the right to be safe while using the item. Big companies have an obligation to design and manufacture safe products. When they fail in this obligation and you’re hurt by a shoddy product, you should speak with the experienced defective product lawyers at The Cochran Firm. A defective product can be dangerous and put you at risk of a significant personal injury. Our defective products attorneys believe you deserve the best possible representation. You need a product liability lawyer to fight for you in this difficult time. We’ll help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

Defective Products Cases

Product liability law is a broad case area that contains a number of different types of claims. Our defective product lawyers have experience handling cases dealing with:
  • Defective vehicles
  • Defective guardrails
  • Defective medical devices
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Nicotine poisoning
  • Defective Children’s Products
  • Other defective products (such as defective firearms)

Compensation Our Product Liability Attorneys Can Pursue 

While every case is unique, and the exact compensation available to you is determined by the circumstances of your claim, we can generally pursue compensation for: 
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses (in the case of a wrongful death case)