Protecting Your Family From Unsafe Products

When using a product results in some physical harm, you may have a product liability claim. Though the majority of the products we purchase are safe and work as intended, dangerous or defective products injure thousands of people every day. There is usually no way to protect yourself from a defective product because you may have no way of knowing it’s defective, but there are some steps you can take to try and keep yourself and your family safe. Read more

Product Liability and Anticipated Misuse of a Product

If you were injured by a product, you might think that you have no legal recourse if you were using the product in a way other than what was specified or intended. Even when a product is being used in an unintended way, product liability law places a responsibility on the manufacturers and designers of products. Read more

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