Consumers should be able trust that the products they purchase are safe when used as designed. Unfortunately, consumers are often injured by common products and devices they use every day.
Medical prostheses and pharmaceuticals can be designed or manufactured with defects that pose dangers. The list of potential defective products is nearly endless. Sometimes the failure of these products cause significant injuries or death.
Pharmaceutical companies invest millions to develop new and better drugs. To recoup their investment, they sometimes cut corners by rushing drugs to market before they are proven to be safe and effective, and by failing to warn of known or knowable dangers once the drugs are on the market. Such drugs include Accutane, Avandia, Hydrocut, Zicam, and others.
Products should meet the ordinary expectations of consumers. If a product is defective and dangerous, the manufacturer and seller can be held accountable for any injuries or deaths that result. There are a number of different types of product liability cases. These include defective design, defects in manufacturing and defective warnings. In a product liability case, we must prove that a defective item caused an injury and the product is unreasonably dangerous when used for its intended purpose.