Product Liability Claims

Defective Product Injuries

Defective products are often the underlying cause in many types of accidents and injuries including auto accidents, construction accident, toxic exposure, and pharmaceutical injuries. The theory of law which allows you to collect compensation for injuries or wrongful death caused by a defective product is called product liability. If you have been injured by a defective product, please call the Law Offices of Fred J. Fleming right away.

Defective Products

You are probably familiar with the constant recall of defective products of all types ranging from foods and medicines, to auto parts, to children’s toys. Unfortunately, the majority of defective products are never recalled, and those which are recalled are often not recalled until many people get hurt or killed.

You can recover compensation for your injuries even if the defective product has not been recalled. Examples of products which can have or commonly have dangerous defects include:

  • Children’s toys
  • Other children’s products such as cribs and strollers
  • Dog food
  • Human food, such as spinach
  • Auto parts, such as tires
  • Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications
  • Medical devices, such as transvaginal mesh
  • Helmets and other safety equipment
  • Electronic devices and toys
  • Lawn mowers
  • Propane tanks
  • Space heaters
  • Clothing which presents choking hazard or made from flammable materials
  • Drywall from China
  • Power tools
  • Heavy equipment
  • Ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • Pool drains

Types of Defects

When you think of defective products, you may automatically think of items which break or malfunction. While that is certainly one type of defect, there are other less obvious types of defects. For instance, a medication can be defective due to failure to warn doctors and consumers of the possible side effects.

Types of product defects include:

  • Design flaw
  • Contamination
  • Manufacturing error
  • Lack of warnings
  • Inadequate or inaccurate instructions
  • Improper advertising
  • Packaging and labeling defects

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a defective product, please call our product liability attorney at 1-800-882-5500 or contact us online. The initial consultation with product liability attorney Fred J. Fleming is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.