A Dangerous Products Lawsuit Can Help You Obtain the Compensation You Deserve
Consumers should be able to buy and use products without worrying that they will be injured or harmed by simply using these products for their intended purposes. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Product liability laws exist because companies have a responsibility to protect their customers from potential hazards that their product may pose. If you or a loved one has been injured because of negligent manufacturing, design, or marketing, we can represent you in a dangerous products lawsuit. Our Oklahoma City law firm has been fighting for consumers' rights for more than 35 years. You will need compensation to cope with your losses following an injury caused by a dangerous product. We can help you collect the damages you deserve. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.
Types of Product Defects
There are three major types of product defects that can be dangerous for consumers, and our attorneys can help determine which one is pertinent to your case:
Products are considered to have a design defect if there is something inherently unsafe in the design of the product that has nothing to do with the manufacturing process. In order to prove liability in these cases, your attorney must demonstrate that there is an alternate design that is safer than the original, while being equally economically feasible and retaining the original products' purpose. Examples of design defect include a prescription drug intended to maintain blood sugar levels but also causes liver failure, or a a car tire that disintegrates at higher speeds, placing motorists in danger.
Products can have a manufacturing defect if they are well designed, but improperly manufactured. These types of defects are somewhat easier to prove because the product departs from its intended design, but can still be very complex because of the difficulty involved in providing evidence that the defect caused injury. Examples of manufacturing defects could include prescription drugs or nutritional supplements that were contaminated with something toxic while being bottled, or an improperly installed gas tank on a motorcycle.
A marketing defect occurs when the manufacturer of a product fails to warn consumers about possible negative consequences of using the product. A failure to warn occurs if the manufacturer does not include adequate instructions for the intended use of the product, or fails to warn the consumer of foreseeable hazards associated with using the product. Examples of marketing defects include a product that is made of plastic but advertised as being indestructible, or a pain reliever that does not have adequate warning labels about taking more than the recommended dosage.
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Proving liability in any type of defective product case can be a difficult and complex task. Our attorneys are experienced in handling all areas of dangerous products lawsuits and can help you to recover the compensation that you deserve. To learn more about your legal options, contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.