Product Liability: Design Defect

When a person is injured by a defective product, there a number of different theories under which they can pursue compensation. First, there is a defect in the manufacturing of the product. Second, there is a failure to warn of dangers or a defect in the marketing of a product. Finally, there is a defect in the design of the product. Read more

Increased Recalls of Children’s Products: Are They Working?

The advocacy group Kids in Danger (KID) recently released its annual report examining children’s product recalls in 2017. The group reported that there was an increase in the number of products recalled but that the death and injury rate from defective products dropped when compared to 2016 numbers. The report suggested that overall the success of product recalls was unimpressive when averaged over the past decade and there is still much room for improvement. Read more

Dangerous Medical Devices

About one in 10 Americans have at least one medical device implanted in their body. These include devices such as artificial joints, pacemakers, surgical mesh, lap bands, stents, and birth control devices. Many patients rely on medical devices to get on with their daily lives, but when a device fails, the consequences can be severe. Read more

Product Liability: Manufacturing Defect

If you’ve been injured or incurred damages as the result of a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation under different theories. There is a wide range of defects that can make a product unsafe for consumers. Manufacturing defects are the most common cause of product liability claims. Read more