Representing Clients Nationwide
What happens when a product created to solve a problem or make life more enjoyable ends up causing debilitating harm? The attorneys at Chávez Law Group are here to serve as advocates for innocent victims of unsafe products. We handle all types of defective product cases, including those that cause severe injury as well as those resulting in wrongful death.
Although there are laws in place to product consumers, some manufacturers blatantly ignore the laws in order to make a cheaper product and sell as much as possible. We’ve seen what happens when businesses make safety oversights: Innocent lives are put at risk.
Here are some examples of defective products that have been involved in lawsuits:
- Autos and auto parts
- Heavy machinery
- Toys and children’s equipment
- Food and beverages
- Clothing and bedding
- Medical equipment
- Playground equipment
- Cleaning products
Types of Defective Products
Defective drugs are one of the most common types of harmful products that are involved in lawsuits. The reason medication ends up causing so many serious injuries is that big-name pharmaceutical companies choose to put profits ahead of people’s safety. The powers that be may rush through testing to get their drug on the market as soon as possible, use false advertising to over promise effectiveness, or fail to include serious side effects and other important information on the warning labels. All of these actions may be considered negligent behavior in the event that consumers are seriously harmed after taking the drug.
Another type of defective product we see quite often is defective medical devices. For example, a prosthetic hip replacement may need to be removed due to poor design, or an aortic connector used in heart surgery fails to do its job and needs to be replaced with a revision surgery. When defective medical devices result in additional injury, there may be grounds for a claim against the manufacturer.
Even if the product has been through required testing and met the legal requirements for safety, the manufacturer may still be held liable for serious injuries that result from use. Inadequate warning labels are one of the reasons some users end up in the hospital.
Hiring a Defective Product Lawyer
At Chávez Law Group, our nationwide product liability lawyers have many years of experience exposing negligent and careless product manufacturers for cutting corners and causing unnecessary harm. We will do all we can to investigate your accident thoroughly, dig into the history of the manufacturer, retrace the steps that got the product on the shelves, and evaluate the product marketing strategy to look for misleading or manipulative practices.
If you or a loved one suffered a devastating injury after using a dangerous product, please contact our defective product attorneys today for a free case evaluation. We’ll figure out why this happened and do what we can to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else.