Defective & Dangerous Products
As consumers, we literally use hundreds of products every single day; whether it is in the home or the workplace, almost everything we touch is a “product” of some kind that we require for daily living. Manufacturers continually release hundreds of thousands of new products every year, and – for obvious reasons – we take for granted the fact that those manufacturers can be trusted by be responsible, that they have tested the products they make, and ensured that those products are safe. This means that – when one of those products breaks down and a physical injury is the result – it becomes a personal injury case under Product Liability law. Under this law, manufacturers are responsible for testing their products adequately before release, as well as providing clear instructions and warnings on their use. Unfortunately, companies sometimes release a product that causes injury – or tragedy. Products may also be released that have defects which only show up after a period of use. Unfortunately, there are also companies that put profit margins ahead of public safety and health, and – unconscionably – continue to market a product they know to be harmful for financial gain; most notably – the tobacco industry. Product Liability cases fall into one of three categories:
- Defectively manufactured products: During the manufacturing process the product was flawed. It does not perform the same as the other products like it. The result is the product causes injury.
- Failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions: The product does not provide clear and obvious warnings or instructions on proper use, and injury and/or death is the result of insufficient advisory information on how to use the product properly.
- Defectively designed products: The design of the product is flawed. Not just one unit, but the entire line. Injury or death is caused.
If you are managing the stress and pain caused by a product that malfunctioned, or did not come with clear instructions for use, it is important to get in touch with a highly-skilled attorney as soon as possible! The dedicated attorneys at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve specialize in Product Liability law; we have the experienced and the resources to gather evidence and compose a case based on facts that proves that a product is either poorly designed, defective, or harmful, and as a result damage and/or personal harm was caused. Over the past five years, the skilled and dedicated team at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve have been successful at securing settlements or judgments in the amount of $60 million for our personal injury clients! We treat each of our clients like they are our only client, and we treat each of our cases like they are worth a million dollars! When you get in touch with our office; we will call you back within 24-hours and set-up a free of charge consultation. We work with all of our personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis only; there is never a fee unless there is a recovery on your behalf. The welfare of our clients comes first; at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we will fight for you when you cannot!