At Kenneth Buckle Law, we are well versed in the laws that protect consumers from the harm posed by defective products. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective product, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor.
There are two types of defective products cases; manufacturing defects and design defects.
- Manufacturing Defect
- When a specific unit of a product becomes defective during the manufacturing process, thereby causing an injury
- Examples include a defective glass bottle that breaks as you attempt to open it or tire that blows out while you are driving because it was improperly made
- Design Defect
- When the product, as per the design, is dangerous due to the lack of appropriate warnings or its design is likely to cause personal injury
- Examples include a power tool that doesn’t include instructions on how to use the product or an automobile that is prone to roll over under certain conditions
A defectively designed vehicle presents a liability on part of the manufacturer. The design of the vehicle could cause an occupant injury or make injuries more severe. Examples of automobile defects include:
- Fuel system failure
- Roof Crush
- Door failures
- Airbag Failures
- Seatbelt failures
- Inadequate side-impact protection
- Defective Tires
Kenneth Buckle Law routinely handles a variety of defective drug cases. Over the years, many common drugs have been manufactured and distributed, only to be discovered later that they actually cause serious health complications. It is critical to hold the manufacturers of these dangerous drugs responsible for their negligence.
Defective Medical Devices
The FDA recalls defective medical devices on a regular basis. This is often caused by insufficient test trials, which leads to calling into question the safety of the medical devices. When a patient using a medical device becomes unexpectedly worse or dies, it is reasonable to question the integrity of that device.
You have the right to know whether you have a viable product liability claim.