Houston Defective Product Lawyer/Attorney
Texas Product Liability Law
The defective product liability attorneys at Simmons & Fletcher understand how easily defective products can enter our lives. The defect can occur many places along the line before it ends up on your person or in your home; whether in the design, manufacturing, or delivery process. In the long run, though, exactly when or where that defect cropped up isn’t as important as ensuring that you receive compensation for damages done.
When any object causes damage to its user—including mental illness—those responsible for the injuring flaw can be engaged in a strict liability case. Any product liability lawsuit claim can become an involved and complex process, which is why it’s critical to have a Houston defective product attorney ready to stand by your side.
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What Qualifies as a Defective Product?
It seems like every week you hear about a factory recall of some sort, or read a news article about a children’s toy containing large amounts of lead-based paint. Hazardous items surround us on a daily basis, from housecleaning products to health and beauty aids to cooking instruments. Even the vehicle you drive could pose a risk! Common defective product cases include:
- Defective medical devices such a transvaginal mesh, breast implants, defective IUD’s, Depuy hip implants for hip replacement.
- Automobile defects such as uncrashworthy vehicles, rollovers, unsafe or defective seatbelts, accelerator malfunctions.
- Unsafe toys such as toys with lead-based paint or dangerous removable parts.
- Unsafe equipment such as table saws without safety guards or defective kill switches.
- Defective drugs such as Zofran, Pradaxa, Yaz, Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, Lexapro, Topomax, Depakote or other drugs subject to class actions for failure to warn of dangerous side effects and/or drug interactions.
How Can a Product Become Defective?
- Design Defect – While there may be no inherent flaw in the product itself, a poor design can still cause injury and suffering, such as lack of sufficient safety measures or bad structural integrity.
- Manufacturing Defect – The product design might be flawless, but sometimes the manufacturing process can introduce defects that can escape inspection while causing damage to users later on.
- Inadequate Warning – If a product is known to have potential issues due to improper handling or some other issue, it should have a warning included so the user is aware of the possible danger. If this isn’t present, then a failure to warn case can be opened up.
Let Us Handle Your Defective Product Claim
Not only will you receive dedicated attention from one of expert defective product lawyers, Houston clients also receive the extra guarantee that we’ll win your claim—or you don’t pay a cent! By employing our personal injury attorneys to fight for your case, you gain a combined 100 years of legal practice experience.
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