Little Rock Defective Product Attorney
Going out to purchase a new product can be an exciting endeavor as the world has a countless number of different products available to consumers at all times. Most people buy products under the assumption that they are guaranteed safe and never give a second thought to whether or not they may pose a hazard to themselves or their family. Unfortunately, not all products are made the same and some actually end up injuring or causing the wrongful death of the end user.
If you or someone close to you has been the victim of a defective product, our aggressive Little Rock defective products attorneys can help. Our top personal injury and wrongful death attorneys employ unrelenting, focused, and accurate litigation methods to make your case a success. Contact the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan today to discuss the specifics of your case.
Victims of a defective product can file a products liability claim against the manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or retailer of said dangerous product. Companies are required, by law, to ensure that the products they provide for use by consumers be safe and defect-free. When these large corporations cut corners, sacrifice quality, or fail to warn consumers of a product’s dangers then they can be held liable for the injuries or deaths their product causes. A product can have one or more of the following defect types:
- Design Defects
- Manufacturing Defects
- Marketing Defects
Speak with an experienced Little Rock defective products attorney at our law firm today to set in motion the recovery of the compensation you need after your injury or loss. Many times these large companies that supply faulty products will try to settle quickly, out of court. In situations like this, the best course of action is to deny further communication with the company until you have a seasoned defective products attorney on your side.
5 Famous Product Defect Cases
Product defect cases involve either a defective or a dangerous product. In most product defect cases, a claim is brought against the manufacturer or the retailer to prove their knowledge of the defect or dangerous attribute. The victim must be able to prove each element of their claim to recoup any damages. Product defect cases are filed every day in courts across the country; these are five of the most famous:
- Johnson & Johnson baby powder case: A recent court decision in St. Louis awarded the victim $72 million in damages after a woman’s claim that the use of baby powder contributed to ovarian cancer. The court found that the company failed to warn the public of the cancerous side effects upon the use of talc-containing products.
- General Motors: Ralph Nader ushered in a new era of car safety after the publication of his 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed, which chronicled the danger of modern cars. General Motors faced over 100 product liability lawsuits after the release of the book, which helped create federal mandates for the safety of motor vehicles. The landmark car safety act passed by Congress during this time included regulations for safer brakes, better tires, and seatbelts.
- Easy Bake Ovens: The classic Easy-Bake oven was manufactured for over 40 years before its recall in 2006. The massive recall administered by Hasbro involved 1 million Easy-Bake ovens which were determined to cause a severe risk of burns from the oven. Many children were also found to get their hands and limbs caught in the door, with reported cases of partial amputation.
- Lead Paint: The use of lead in paint was commonplace for decades, even though manufacturers were aware of the dangers lead posed to people. Lead was often used in paint since it sped up the drying time and resisted corrosion. However, the real danger occurs when the lead paint starts to peel off the wall. If ingested, the lead paint can cause severe developmental disorders, nerve damage, and kidney failure. Lead paint product defect claims have been brought against paint manufacturers who sold their product even though they were aware of the dangerous side effects.
- Asbestos: Perhaps the most well-known of all product liability cases are the mass tort cases stemming from asbestos injuries, brought against asbestos manufacturers. Asbestos was a material ideally suited for the construction industry in the early 20th century and was used throughout the country. The medical field became aware of the implicit dangers associated with asbestos as early as the 1920s, arising from airborne fibers which are inhaled. The small size of these fibers can penetrate the lungs and cause internal issues. The first asbestos cases were brought in court during the 1970s, and are still being filed today.
Product defect cases and recalls are discussed in the news every day. From car seats to cell phones, no products seem safe for use anymore. The manufacturer can and should be held responsible for any injuries which occur as a result of using their products. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product, contact an experienced attorney at the law office of David A. Breston.
Courageous Litigation for Maximized Recoveries
Over the past decade our top law firm has helped victims and families seek full recoveries in defective products cases. We regularly accept tough, challenging, and high-stakes cases that others simply turn down or shy away from. In our time serving the greater Arkansas area, the experienced Little Rock defective products attorneys at the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan have consistently averaged a recovery figure of over half a million dollars. This fact alone helps illustrate the tenacity and integrity that our personal injury attorneys carry with them into the courtroom — for every client, every day.
Serious injuries demand serious litigation. The pain and suffering after one of these injuries can last a lifetime; victims will need a total compensation figure that will continue to provide for them, long after their accident took place. Contact the experienced Little Rock defective products attorneys at our law firm today. With our unparalleled legal expertise we can help you towards a maximum recovery for your injury or loss. Our law office can be reached at 501.296.9820. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail and we will respond to you in a timely manner.
Don’t let this injury dictate how you live your life; our courageous, caring, and committed attorneys are here for you during this difficult time. Please call or contact us today.