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Product Liability

When a Consumer Product Becomes a Liability

When a Consumer Product Becomes a Liability

When a Consumer Product Becomes a Liability

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from defective products. Our defective product lawyers have represented hundreds of plaintiffs in lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of defective or unsafe consumer products, including automobile recalls, as well as tires, electronics, appliances and various household goods.

If a product you are using somehow injures you or causes you some other kind of harm, such as to your personal property, you may have a product liability claim. The range of defective product cases is broad, but claims typically fall into three categories:

  • defective manufacture;
  • faulty design;
  • failure to provide enough instruction on proper use of the product.

Products that are Defectively Manufactured

A defectively manufactured product is flawed due to an error that occurred during the actual manufacturing process at the factory. The injury or property damage this product causes is the result of a manufacturing defect.

Defective Designs are Sometimes to Blame

Defective design claims are the focus when a product is inherently dangerous, even if it has been manufactured precisely according to its specifications. A simple example would be an electric blanket that burns you if you turn it to the “high” setting.

The Lack of Precise Instructions Regarding a Product’s Use

The third type of product liability claim involves a failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions about the product's proper use. Claims of this sort typically involve a product that is dangerous in some way that's not obvious to the user or that requires the user to follow certain precautions or to apply unusual care while using it. An example of this would be cold medicine that doesn’t mention on its label that it may cause drowsiness or could have fatal consequences if mixed with something else, such as alcohol.

If you or a loved one have been adversely affected as a result of a defective or recalled product, you may have valuable legal rights. Parker Waichman LLP urges you to contact us by completing the form at right or calling us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Interlogix Recalls Personal Panic Devices Over Failure to Operate in an Emergency

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Oct 25, 2016
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Johnson & Johnson Fails in Efforts to Delay Talcum Powder Cancer Trial

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JJ Faces Talcum Powder Lawsuit Filed by 81 Plaintiffs

Oct 19, 2016
A massive lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company failed to warn of cancer risks with its talcum powder...

JJ Should Have Disclosed Talcum Powder Cancer Risks Since 1982 Expert Testifies

Oct 18, 2016
Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products should have carried a cancer warning since 1982, jurors heard during an expert testimony. The company...

A Thousand Lawsuits Allege a Link between Johnsons Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Oct 13, 2016
Johnson & Johnson now faces about a thousand lawsuits alleging a link between women's talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. Johnson's Baby...

Monsanto Roundup Herbicide Lawsuits Transferred to California MDL

Oct 13, 2016
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Johnson Johnson Warns that Insulin Pump Could be Vulnerable to Hackers

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Health Data at Risk due to Cybersecurity Flaws at FDA

Oct 12, 2016
Computer systems at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are full of weaknesses that make confidential, personal health information vulnerable...

Drowning Injury Risk Prompts Lil Luxuries to Recall Infant Bath Tub

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Due to the risk of impact injury and drowning, a recall is being issued for Lil' Luxuries infant bath tubs with fabric slings. According to a recall...

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Filed by Woman Alleging Product Killed her Daughter

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The lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Texas by the mother of a woman's who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 43. She had...

Subaru Recalls More than Half a Million Vehicles to Correct Windshield Wiper Motor Issue

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Subaru has recalled 592,647 vehicles to correct a windshield wiper motor issue that presents a fire risk. The recall affects 2010-2014 Legacy and...
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