Today’s products are not what they used to be.
Each year, thousands of products are recalled due to poor quality, unsafe designs, and other defects. All too often, manufacturers fail to take responsibility for products that do not perform as promised or advertised. Instead, consumers are forced to either repair or replace the product at their own expense.
Nevertheless, there are a number of laws which consumers and their legal counsel have at their disposal to hold manufacturers accountable for defective products.
Generally, a product is considered defective if it is unreasonably dangerous, if it does not carry sufficient warnings, or if the manufacturer fails to provide complete and adequate instructions for use of the product.
Sometimes, a person is physically injured or killed as a result of a defective product. For example, a car’s seatbelt does not perform during a car crash because of the automobile manufacturer’s defective design, or a medication becomes lethal because of the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn the consumer of the drug’s possible side effects.
Other times, a large group of people is financially harmed as a result of a defective product. For example, a window manufacturer sells and distributes millions of defective windows to hundreds of thousands of homeowners, who are required to replace the windows well before the expiration of the windows’ expected useful life.
Clarkson Law Firm represents victims of defective products regardless of the type of injury, whether physical or monetary in nature, or both. Our attorneys have vast experience litigating defects across a wide range of industries, from defective automobiles and electronics to defective household goods and pharmaceutical drugs.
Clarkson Law Firm can assemble a team of legal and industry professionals to investigate the alleged defect, research the law applicable to your matter, and propose a litigation plan to achieve your goals.