Product Liability

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Companies have a simple duty: make sure whatever they produce is as safe as it is useful. However, in a mad rush to get to market, some companies fail to test their products or ensure that they are advertised safely. The result? Severe injury—even fatal injury. When it’s time for a company to be held accountable for its products, people turn to the product liability attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP.

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Seeking Compensation for Consumers Hurt by Defective Products

Unfortunately, poorly designed or manufactured products are responsible for countless injuries and deaths each year. This is due to the all-too-often hazards posed by consumer products, including choking, burns, electrocution, and poisoning. This can stem from failed safety gear, malfunctioning sports gear, defective auto parts, and more. The legal theory behind product liability claims hinge on public safety and manufacturers’ duty of care to consumers. Companies must release safe products.

If a company releases a product that is dangerous to users—without informing them of the risks of use—users have the right to pursue litigation against those companies. Our firm can help.

If you have been injured while using a faulty, dangerous, or poorly-designed product, contact the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today. We can be reached today at (888) 493-1629.

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About the Types of

Product Liability Claims

Product liability can extend to many different parties involved in the manufacturing and retail process. The manufacturer of the product itself can have liability for a defective product, but the supplier of the parts used to manufacture the product may equal or greater liability. Product liability can extend all the way down to the retailer of the product. Also, a product liability claim can be filed even if the injury occurred to a person who did not directly purchase the product, but was injured by its use.

Product liability is a broad umbrella term for claims that stem from a dangerous / defective product. However, it is clear that not every product defect is similar. In fact, there are many differences regarding what can cause a product to malfunction or cause injury. What they have in common is the manufacturer's obligation to your safety.

In a significant (and possibly historic) case involving the "failure to warn," our firm held Johnson & Johnson accountable for withholding vital documents from prescribers and federal authorities. These documents showed a link between taking Risperdal and developing abnormal breast tissue. Our client was only a boy when he took Risperdal and developed female breasts. As a result, he suffered a great deal. We secured a $76.6 million verdict on his behalf—the largest Risperdal verdict to date.

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Protecting Victims of Dangerous Products

Dealing with Product Recalls

Product recall is the process of returning a product or group of products to the manufacturer because an issue has been identified that can cause serious injury or death. The U.S. Consumer Protection Agency protects the public from flawed products that can cause injury by fire, electrocution, chemical exposure, and mechanical malfunction. Products produced or imported into the United States must meet safety guidelines or the products can be recalled and the manufacturer or retailer can be held responsible for any injuries sustained by consumers.

Product recalls are not all covered by the U.S. Consumer Protection Agency. The Federal Aviation Commission oversees aerospace safety and is responsible for recall of defective products on aircraft. Child restraints and vehicle parts are subject to product recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Products can be recalled for many different reasons. For example, parts may be improperly made, food may be contaminated, harm to small children is possible, or there may be serious side effect to a drug that will cause a product recall.

Serious injury by consumer products can prompt agencies to recall a product. It is important for individuals, manufacturers, medical practitioners, or distributors to report serious injuries that occur from use of a product. A recall may be initiated by the ruling agency in response to the number or seriousness of injuries by a product. Your serious injury may be the one that tips the scale for a product recall. Be sure you always report a product injury to the proper agency.

The Three Major Claims Involving

Dangerous Products
  • Manufacturing Defect Claims

    Even if there are no defects in the design, errors can be made in the manufacturing process that lead to a defective product. This is especially a concern today, when the manufacturing process is often outsourced overseas where companies have less control over product manufacturing. Manufacturing defect claims apply when the product is being produced. It is classified as a defect during manufacturing when the product that is built does not live up to or adhere to the specifications that are laid out during design. This can include using cheap material, faulty machinery, or poorly trained employees.

  • Design Defect Claims

    Some defects arise at the design level. For example, designing a toy for toddlers that has several removable parts capable of fitting into a child's mouth poses a serious choking hazard. Other products may contain sharp edges that lead to cuts and lacerations. Another example might be a football helmet that does not function correctly and leads to head injuries after sustained blows to the head. In each of these examples, the problem that led to the injury is a defect at the design level. Design defect claims apply when the product is faulty from inception. To prove this, it must be shown that a change in the design could have prevented the injury—essentially proving there is a safe alternative design. In these claims, an injury would have been sustained regardless of how flawlessly the product was manufactured.

  • Failure to Warn Claims

    Finally, failure to warn claims occur when a manufacturer does not provide proper warning to consumers regarding all of the potential dangers that could be sustained from using the product. This is especially true for products that could not function without some inherent danger or risk (for example, kitchen knives needing to be sharp). This is only applicable when the manufacturer knew or should have known about the risk. Product labels provide consumers with information about potential risks or hazards associated with using the product. They also instruct consumers how to safely use the product. Incorrect or insufficient labeling can mislead a consumer about the true risks of the product and can lead to serious injury or death. Consumers who are harmed by a product due to incorrect or inefficient labeling have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit.

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When injured clients need a passionate, experienced attorney in their corner, they call Arnold & Itkin LLP. They trust us with their product liability claims because our knowledge, skills, and trial-tested practice has helped our clients receive the best possible outcomes for their claims. Seek the help of our nationally-renowned advocates. While we can never guarantee any kind of outcome to our clients, we can promise that we will put all of our resources behind winning you the justice that you deserve. Our lawyers have tried more cases than most firms try in their entire careers. When you need seasoned trial attorneys, contact our firm. Discuss your legal options in a free consultation.

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