Have you suffered from a defective product?
Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to produce products that are free from defects. These products should be properly designed and manufactured, and if there are inherent dangers involved with using the product, proper instructions and a warning label should be included. As such, manufacturers may be held strictly liable for injuries that occur when a consumer is properly using a product.
These cases are covered under product liability law, which is related to personal injuries (physical/emotional injuries caused by negligence, intentional misconduct or strict liability). Talking to an attorney is an important step to take if you or someone you know has been injured by a defective or dangerous product. At Pacific Attorney Group, we represent clients who were injured using all types of consumer products, such as:
Pacemakers and ICDs
Many people rely on pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to save their lives. These are used to deliver electric pulses and shocks to restore the natural rhythm of a victim's heart. Should these be defective, it can mean the difference between life and death for your loved one.
ATV Manufacturing Defects
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are used for everything from recreation to work; however, these vehicles are not always as fun or useful as designed to be. In some cases, their build can leave the operator vulnerable to serious accidents and catastrophic injuries as a result. For example, ATVs prone to rolling over.
Studies have shown that some airbags have caused more harm than good – either releasing at times when they were not needing or failing to release during severe car accidents. In some cases, they have been shown to have serious flaws in design and manufacturing that can cause harm to those it is there to protect.
Defective Seat Belts
When a seat belt fails to release, fails to lock or otherwise fails to do what it was designed to do, it can be the cause of serious injury or even death to the occupant of the vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective seat belt, we can help you to file a claim to seek just and sizeable compensation.
Defective Door Latches
Door latches are a vital aspect of all vehicles. Should they malfunction in any way, it could be anything from merely inconvenient to life-threatening. For example, if a vehicle becomes submerged in water and a defective door latch fails to open, it can leave the victim unnecessarily trapped.
All too often, tires have been found to malfunction – being flawed either in design or manufacturing. Tread separation, issues with the sidewall, the use of weak rubber composite or having flawed support cables can lead to a faulty tire which can blowout or otherwise contribute to devastating car crashes.
The items given to children are meant to entertain and educate. However, in many cases, these toys have been found to be dangerous, posing as choking hazards, causing electrical injuries and even exposing the child to toxins or sharp edges. If your child has been injured as a result, we can help.
Every year, prescription drugs make their way onto American market shelves, promising to help heal an assortment of diseases, disorders and the like. Unfortunately, these drugs can sometimes do more harm than good, aggravating conditions and even causing the onslaught of all new symptoms.
DePuy Hip Recall
In 2010, DePuy Orthopaedic recalled their hip implant system after the product was found to cause loosening and misaligned component, bone fractures, swelling, as well as damage to muscles, tissues and nerves. If you have been injured from a hip implant, our firm can help file a claim to fight for just compensation.
Injured by a defective product? Consult an attorney today!
Any defective product may cause serious injury or may even lead to death. As consumers, we rely upon hundreds or even thousands of individual products every single day, from the stove we cook our breakfast on to the tires on the car we drive or the allergy medicine we need to keep allergies at bay. No matter the circumstances of your case or your injuries, a lawyer at our firm can meet with you to discuss your particular options and what we can do to help. You can trust that if you work with our firm that we will stop at nothing in our efforts to protect your rights.