Types of Product Liability Lawsuits
Product liability lawsuits are filed when manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. Hundreds of people are injured every year by defective products, and many win settlements to compensate them for their suffering. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a defective product, you deserve compensation too.
McIntyre Law is a compassionate and capable law firm that’s on your side. We believe communication with you helps us achieve the best outcomes for your case. That’s why we spend time getting to know you and your specific needs. At McIntyre Law, you’re part of the team, which is why we operate on a contingency fee basis. We don’t get paid until you do.
The 3M Company sold earplugs to the U.S. military that were not effective at preventing hearing loss.
The toxic chemicals in AFFF firefighting foam have been linked to cancer, especially near military bases.
A foam used in the production of some CPAP machines can break down over time and release harmful particles and chemicals.
After a recall, some GM owners are filing lawsuits because of injuries from vehicle defects.
Research shows that using talcum powder may lead to ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
Individuals who have been harmed by this dangerous chemical have the right to file their own lawsuits.
Types of Defective Medical Device Lawsuits
We specialize in helping suffering victims get the compensation they deserve from manufacturers of these types of defective medical devices.
Metal-on-metal hip implants can fail or spread toxic metal into surrounding tissues, causing pain, swelling, and metallosis (metal poisoning).
Hernia mesh implants may cause infections, bowel obstruction, and hernia recurrence. Thousands of victims are now coming forward.
Many patients at risk of blood clots had IVC filters implanted, which can fail, break apart, migrate, or become lodged, causing injury or death.
Design defects in knee replacements can cause pain and suffering. Some patients have to go through the knee replacement process all over again.
What to Know Before You File a Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has suffered because of a defective product, you should be thinking about filing a lawsuit. But you shouldn’t be thinking about doing it on your own. Remember, you may need to acquire medical records, accident reports, death records, plus fill out other legal paperwork such as subpoenas and court petitions. You’ll need to find expert witnesses to testify about the product in question. You’ll be signing up to argue against experienced lawyers and experts from insurance companies or big corporations, and you’ll need an experienced lawyer to get the compensation you may be entitled to.
McIntyre Law levels the playing field, putting our experienced, strategic attorneys on your side.
What is a contingency fee?
When a lawyer works on a “contingency fee” basis, they’re agreeing to accept a fixed percentage of any monetary rewards from your lawsuit to cover their legal fees. If there are no rewards from your product liability case, you don’t pay the lawyer. We get paid if, and only if, you do.
What is the statute of limitations for a product liability lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for filing a product liability lawsuit varies from state to state. We can help you find out whether you have the sound legal standing to file a product liability lawsuit.
What compensation can I get from a product liability lawsuit?
Compensation for a successful product liability lawsuit can include cash awards, as well as payments for:
- Other medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Future expenses
- Travel costs for medical visits
- Funeral and burial expenses
Working with McIntyre Law
At McIntyre Law we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for clients injured as a result of defective products and can do the same for you. We have helped victims of pharmaceutical products such as Fen-Phen, Ortho Evra birth control patch, Paxil birth defects, Vioxx, and have also recovered compensation for victims of faulty hip replacements, faulty industrial equipment on industrial sites and oil sites, defective conveyor belts, and dangerous farm machinery.
Do you have a case for a product liability lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury from a defective product, you might be able to seek compensation to cover costs. If you aren’t sure, it’s worth a phone call to find out and put your mind at ease. Our lawyers are experienced in these cases, and we won’t waste your time. If you have a case, we’ll work constantly to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you don’t have a case, we’ll tell you.
What is a product liability claim?
Product liability is a situation when a defective product goes through market channels and lands in the hands of a consumer (that’s you).
There are several big classes of product liability lawsuits… vehicle defects, defective medical devices, drug liability, and hip replacement lawsuits… just to name a few. But sometimes, it’s the everyday items in your home or office that can cause harm. For example, if you’re sitting in a chair and it breaks (by no fault of your own), causing you to have a spinal or back injury, who is responsible for your medical bills? Lost wages? Costs associated with physical and other therapies? It could be the manufacturer, if we can show that the chair was manufactured in a defective way.
There are several parties who could be responsible in defective product cases, and product liability attorneys can help determine who they are. They can include:
- Product manufacturer
- Manufacturer of certain parts
- Assembler or installer
- Retailer (store)
Common Product Defects
A few specific types of problems are responsible for many product liability cases. These include:
- Inadequate warning labels
- Failure to warn
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects