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Types of Defective Products

By Sean Burke on November 14, 2013

Types of Defective ProductsThere are many different kinds of lawsuits that may be filed with regard to injury. Some of them are against individuals who acted negligently. Others may be against multiple people or parties whose negligence resulted in serious injury or even death. Whatever the case may be, our team of skilled personal injury attorneys is here to help you.

We'd like to take a moment right now to consider the nature of product liability lawsuits and what they entail. We'll also provide examples of different kinds of defective products that may prompt a lawsuit.

About Product Liability Lawsuits

Product liability lawsuits refer to legal claims that are filed against companies that make products which are defective or dangerous to consumers. These products come in many different forms, and the designers, manufacturers, or distributors of these defective products may be found legally liable for injuries. Below are some forms of defective products that our legal team sees in the headlines on a routine basis.

Defective Consumer Electronics

DVD and Blu-ray players, HD televisions, laptops, tablets, and other goods are supposed to be sources of entertainment and enjoyment, though they have also be known to cause injuries such as electrocution or even result in fires and burns.

Defective Household Appliances

We can really take for granted the nature of refrigerators, stoves, washers, and dryers. When they break and result in burns, fires, and other kinds of serious injuries from normal use, manufacturers should be held accountable for these life-threatening problems.

Defective Pharmaceuticals

The medications that we take should help us get well and save lives. Sadly, this does not always happen. There are many instances where supposedly life-saving drugs have instead caused horrible injuries and even fatalities. This is where skilled wrongful death attorneys are so crucial for achieving just compensation.

Defective Medical Devices

Whether it's monitoring equipment, pacemakers, or artificial joints and other kinds of implants, the medical devices that are used to help doctors should function properly rather than harm patients. Sadly, this isn't always the case, and so the creators of these goods need to be held responsible for their negligence.

Defective Automobiles and Vehicle Parts

Since cars are such a common part of daily life, one would expect them to be made safely and with consumer livelihood and care in mind. Should a poorly designed vehicle rollover or if tires, brakes, and other parts of the vehicle not function right, then our legal team will be there for the injured.

Defective Toys

The desire for safe toys should be something very basic since we expect our children to play with safe things. So many manufacturers are negligent about choking hazards and other safety concerns, however. We will take such negligent toy makers to task.

Defective Food Products

Whether it's a pre-packed meal or an entree at a restaurant, the things we eat should be safe. And yet there are stores that sell food unfit for human consumption and places of business that have poor sanitary conditions. We want to make sure that such places are held responsible for food poisoning and other health matters related to food.

Learn More About Product Liability Lawsuits

If you would like to learn more about defective product litigation and how our legal team can assist your with your many legal needs, be sure to contact our Orange County personal injury lawyers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible outcomes with regard to your legal claim.

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