Consumers have an expectation that the products they purchase will be safe, free from defects, work as intended and meet safety and regulatory guidelines. At The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc., Our defective product lawyer knows all too well that those expectations aren’t always met when it comes to products such as 1) pharmaceuticals such as SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) drugs, which can cause birth defects, 2) medicals devices such as transvaginal mesh which can cause infections, tissue erosion and organ perforation and 3) even the most basic consumer items such as household appliances, automobiles, toys and many more.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately three million Americans are injured and 20,000 are killed due to defective products every year – often substantially altering the lives of those injured and the families of those killed.
All manufacturers have a duty to design and manufacture products that are free from defects and if they discover a defect that many cause an injury, they have a duty to warn consumers. When that duty is breached, manufacturers can – and must – be held responsible for the injuries or deaths to innocent consumers.
There are three different types of defective product liabilities – design defects, manufacturing defects and marketing defects:
Manufacturers and sellers of defective products should be held responsible for their actions – or inactions – which result in injury or death. Sadly, many manufacturers rush products to market without proper design, adequate testing or appropriate warning. However, consumers should not have to pay the price for a manufacturer or seller’s failures. Contact an experienced Cleveland products liability attorney today to discuss whether you might be entitled to compensation.
Product liability lawsuits may involve many parties who can be held responsible – including the company who designed the product, the company who manufactured the product, the company who distributed the product and the company who sold the product.
In order to recover for injuries caused by a defective product, three conditions must generally exist:
Products liability cases can be costly, time intensive and complex as they often involve issues concerning personal injury, wrongful death, express and implied warranties of merchantability and routinely require investigating who should be held responsible – and to what degree.
If you or a family member has been injured due to a defective product and is considering filing an Ohio defective product liability lawsuit, keep in mind that Ohio’s statute of limitations requires that you must file your case within two years of the injury.
At Robenalt Law, we know that many injured victims and their families often don’t file lawsuits because they believe hiring a lawyer will be too expensive. However, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO fees unless we win. None.
Let our years of legal experience help you and your family get the compensation you deserve such as:
In most cases, an insurance company will be involved. This can often make recovery more difficult as insurers generally want to pay out as little as possible. However, attorney Tom Robenalt worked for insurance companies for many years until he made the conscious decision to represent the victims of defective product injuries. Let his experience help you to even the odds at the bargaining table.
For a free consultation: call 216-223-7535, email email@example.com, or use our online form. Located in Westlake, we represent clients in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, throughout Ohio, and elsewhere.