Over the years, prescription drugs, medical devices, commercial equipment, tools, and other consumer products have been pulled from our streets and shelves because of dangerous product defects and serious safety concerns. Product defects can be caused by the way a product is designed, manufactured, assembled, or constructed. Further, a product may be defective if it does not contain adequate instructions, labeling, or fails to warn users of potential injuries. Shockingly, large manufacturers sometimes allow consumer products to be distributed and sold to the public knowing they are unreasonably dangerous and will likely cause harm or death to a portion of those who use them.
Product manufacturers have a legal responsibility to ensure products are not unreasonably dangerous when they reach the public. This includes properly labeling products in order to warn consumers of potential injuries which might occur from product use and to reasonably guard against such injuries.
Product liability claims may involve any consumer product, including:
- Construction Equipment, Tools & Vehicles
- Automobiles & Motorcycles
- ATVs, Four-Wheelers & Recreational Vehicles
- Medical Devices & Surgical Implants
- Pharmaceutical Drugs & Dietary Supplements
- Child Safety Seats
- Tainted Foods & Dietary Supplements
A successful product liability action can have industry-wide effects and can prompt changes in the way consumer products are built, labeled, and sold. In some instances, they can even lead to industry-wide product recalls. Product liability lawsuits have lead to some of the largest and most significant verdicts in our country. But, large manufacturers also have the financial means to vigorously defend these lawsuits and often do. Although successfully litigating a product defect claim can be complex, time consuming, and expensive, at Viñas & DeLuca there is never a fee for attorney’s time or a charge for litigation costs unless we are able to make a recovery for our client.
When retaining a product liability attorney, it is important that you contact a law firm experienced in handling these cases. Perhaps more important, be sure your lawyer has the necessary time and resources to devote to your case. Lawyers at our firm are experienced in handling these cases. We deliberately accept only a fraction of the cases referred to our lawyers so we can give each client and case the attention they deserve.
If you believe you or a loved one were injured by a defective product, contact Viñas & DeLuca for a free and confidential consultation by calling (305) 372-3650. Or, you can complete our Free Case Evaluation Form and we will contact you.