Product Defect

Encino Product Defect Lawyers

Product Liability Attorneys Serving Los Angeles County & Beyond

Those who manufacture and sell products to the public have a duty of care to provide products that are safe and effective when used as directed. When these parties fail to do so and the use of a product causes injuries to consumers, these companies can be held responsible through a civil claim. These personal injury claims advanced by the injured will seek compensatory damages for such losses as their medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. This area of law is referred to as “product liability.”

You or a loved one may have sustained unpredicted harm from the use of such a product. Such products can be anything designed, manufactured, and marketed for use by consumers or medical patients. If this describes your situation, you should consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to determine whether you have a valid claim, what that claim entails, and what needs to be done to proceed. At Vahdat & Associates, our highly-regarded legal team focus their entire practice on advancing such claims in civil courts in pursuit of maximum compensation for victims of negligence and wrongdoing, as in defective products.

Get professional legal advice from an Encino product defect attorney in a free case review. Contact us at (888) 523-1698 or online.

Defective and Dangerous Products

California maintains a strict liability law that pertains to those who design, manufacture, or sell consumer products. This means that when those products prove to be defective or dangerous resulting in injury to users, these parties can be held accountable. That accountability is done through individual personal injury claims or mass torts in which plaintiffs seek damages such as for medical expenses, loss of income/wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other losses.

Every year, hundreds of products are recalled due to reports of their defects leading to harm caused to the public. Any type of product can fall under product liability law.

Common products that have been proven to be defective and injurious include:

  • Automobiles and their components, such as tires, brakes, fuel lines, air bags, seat belts, and more
  • Medical devices, such as hernia mesh, IUDs, surgical tools, hip replacements, breast implants, and more
  • Pharmaceutical drugs, such as Zantac, Vioxx, and others causing serious side effects and even death
  • Children’s toys and gears, such as car seats, cribs, and more
  • Cosmetics
  • Chemical products such as pesticides like Roundup by Monsanto
  • Tools and machinery
  • Appliances
  • Contaminated food items
  • Recreational products and sports equipment

The Elements of a Product Defect Claim

Various aspects of a product may be proven to have been defective in these claims. Defects could have been in how the product was designed, in its manufacture, or in its marketing. For example, a pharmaceutical product could be sold without proper instructions as to how it is to be taken or it may lack warnings as to its potential side effects. These could form the basis of a product liability claim.

In any such claim, the injured party must prove that the product contained some type of defect, that it was used in a reasonable manner and, that as a result of having used it, injury or harm occurred. These claims are based on the negligence of the manufacturer. In some cases gross negligence or even recklessness may be alleged.

Have You Suffered Harm from a Defective or Dangerous Product?

If you believe you or a loved one has been victimized by the use of a defective or dangerous product, you should get legal guidance from an attorney at Vahdat & Associates. It is best to get the advice of a legal professional before discussing your case with an insurance representative or accepting any insurance company offer that may be vastly lower than what your case is worth. Our legal team has decades of experience that can be applied to pursuing compensation that reflects the true value of your injuries and losses.

Want to learn more? Phone us at (888) 523-1698 or contact us online to arrange for your free case evaluation today.

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