Alabama Product Liability Attorney
There are countless products that we come into contact with and use on a daily basis. Although we tend to think that the products must be safe or that they would not be made available for me to buy, many times they are indeed unsafe and certain defects in these products can cause serious injury or death. Product liability refers to the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and others are held responsible for the injuries caused by the products that they make available to the public.
There are generally three types of product liability claims called design defects, manufacturing defects, and a claim for a failure to properly warn of the product’s dangers. A design defect is where there is a flaw in the design of the product. A manufacturing defect is where there are a small number of particular products that are defective due to a problem in the construction process.
A failure to warn case is where the product is defective due to the fact that it fails to contain adequate and appropriate warnings of the dangers of the product. Product liability claims are generally brought due to negligence, strict liability, and other legal theories depending on the state laws. Usually, products liability claims are based on strict liability rather than negligence since they focus on the dangers of the product itself and not the behavior of the manufacturer.
These type of cases can include automotive defects, defective drugs, unsafe products (including those generally found in the home), medical device defects, and Chinese Drywall cases. Automotive defects can include defective tires, seat belts, and air bags. Examples of defective drugs can include Paxil, Reglan, Avandia, and Vioxx.
Examples of defective medical devices are malfunctioning Guidant heart defibrillators, defective pacemakers, improperly sterilized gynecological devices, defective hip replacement parts, and defective Dalkon Shield intrauterine devices.
Chinese Drywall cases involve emitting of sulfur gases that can cause harm to your health and the home. Examples of some other unsafe products, including those generally found in the home, are household products (defective household appliances), tools (mowers, saws, forklifts, and cranes), and children’s products (toys, car seats, strollers, cribs, swings, and playpens).
If you or a loved one believe that you may have been injured due to the defect of a particular product then give our products liability lawyer a call for a free consultation at (205) 201-1789.+