When you purchase a product, you expect that product to work as it is intended to work. You have a legal right to that expectation. Designers, manufacturers, distributors, and other parties owe a duty of care to provide safe products. If a product injures or kills a person, the parties responsible for the defective product can be held liable under product liability laws.
Injuries and Damages Caused by Defective Products
A defective product can cause traumatic injuries and life-threatening conditions. Injuries that a person might sustain from using a defective product include, but are not limited to:
The damages that result from an injury caused by a defective product include financial losses, such as medical bills, lost income, and property damage. Additionally, a victim is also entitled to receive compensation for noneconomic damages or “pain and suffering” damages. Pain and suffering damages include disfigurement, emotional distress, physical pain, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and permanent impairments.
The value of a defective product claim depends on the severity of the injuries, the amount of damages, and other factors. Our Philadelphia defective product liability lawyers carefully analyze all damages and factors in the case to calculate the maximum value for your injury claim.
Who is Liable for Damages Caused by a Defective Product?
The type of defect usually determines who might be responsible for damages caused by the defective product. For example, if a product has an inherent flaw that makes the product dangerous, the designer and the manufacturer may be liable for the damages.
A product may also be defective because of a manufacturing defect. A manufacturer may change the design’s specification to save money, or there could be an error in the process because of a lack of quality control. The manufacturer is generally liable for these types of defects.
A product may also be defective because of a marketing defect of failure to warn. If a manufacturer or distributor markets the product for uses other than its intended use, fails to include adequate instructions for safe use or fails to provide warnings of risks and dangers, the parties can be held liable for damages if the product injures or kills a person.
A thorough investigation is required to determine the defect and identify the parties liable for the defect. It is in your best interest to contact an experienced Philadelphia product liability lawyer for assistance if a defective product has injured you or a family member.
Why Choose the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis to Help You With Your Claim?
Product liability claims can involve complex processes of manufacturing and testing. Our lawyers understand these issues and how to handle them. We have the resources necessary to hire the best experts in each industry to assist in the investigation of a defective product. Expert testimony is required to prove that a product was defective and that defect caused your injury.
The Philadelphia product liability lawyers of the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis are passionate about helping our clients recover maximum compensation for their damages, while also, ensuring increased safety for other consumers. Our work helps uncover dangerous and hazardous products, which can reduce the chance that another person might be injured or killed. Our goal is to do work that makes a difference in the lives of our clients as well as those in the community.
In the legal community, our lawyers have a reputation of being tenacious trial lawyers who never give up until they exhaust every possible course of action to hold a negligent party accountable for wrongdoing and errors. Our goal is to maximize your recovery. We use our considerable skills, experience, and resources to achieve that goal.
Because our lawyers are trial attorneys, they never back down from a fight. We might be a small law firm, but we have taken on large corporations and insurance companies with successful results. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. In ten of our cases, we resolved the cases for over $10 million. Fifty of our cases were resolved for over $1 million.
You can be assured that you will receive the personalized attention and service you expect from a small law firm, but with results that rival many larger firms. We devote the same level of care and diligence to each of our cases and clients. That dedication is what our clients need and deserve when they are going through a very challenging time in their lives.
Products That Are Known to Cause Injuries and Death
Any product can be defective. Medical devices, medications, vehicles, toys, appliances, and furniture are just a few examples of products that could be defective. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) maintains a searchable database on its website for reporting and researching unsafe products.
Products that have been the subject of recent lawsuits because of the harm they have caused to individuals include:
Juul and other e-cigarettes for allegedly causing lung disease, strokes, seizures, and explosive injuries.
Roundup weed killer has been alleged to cause several types of cancer because of an ingredient in the product.
Johnson & Johnson products that contain talcum powder are alleged to cause ovarian cancer.
If you have been injured by these products or any other defective product, seek immediate medical attention. Preserve the product and all parts if it is safe to do so. Keep all instructions and packaging for the product. Contact our Philadelphia product liability lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your injuries.
Call Our Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyers for Help
You do not have to face a large corporation alone. You can have the resources and expertise of a successful law firm on your side.
Call (215) 732-5555 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our Philadelphia product liability attorneys to discuss how we can help you seek the compensation you deserve after being injured by a defective product.