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Alabama Product Liability Lawyers

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Product Liability Lawyers

From the moment you wake up in the morning until you get into bed at night, you will use, interact with, and ride in dozens of products, most of which will not cause you any harm. But every day in the United States, someone suffers a severe injury because of a defective product. The experienced Alabama product liability lawyers at Mezrano Law Firm are committed to protecting your rights. Call us today to find out how.

How Much Do Product Liability Lawyers Cost?

Product liability lawyers work on a contingency basis. A contingency basis means they do not charge you anything unless you win a settlement inside or outside of court. This fee structure ensures you do not have any hard costs and that the law firm will work hard for your case. At Mezrano Law, we are here to fight for you and your loved ones.

Types of Product Liability Lawsuits

While there are many different types of defective products that cause people harm, there are three general categories for defective product claims:

Design Defect

In these cases, the product’s defect was introduced in the design stage. An example of a defective product design would be an e-cigarette that explodes because of a shoddy battery or a toy designed for a small child but contains a choking hazard.

Manufacturing Defect

A product liability case based on a manufacturing defect is rare, but it includes cases where the ingredients for a drug manufacturer were tainted with a carcinogenic substance.

Marketing Defect

These are also called “failure to warn” cases because they are related to the labeling of a product. Failure to warn is inadequate warning about a product's dangerous aspects. For example, a drug maker knows about some adverse effects of a new drug but fails to include this information on the warning label, or Monsanto fails to warn consumers about the potential link between using Roundup and developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Examples of Defective Products That Have Caused Injuries or Death

A defective product can cause injuries, but some industries seem more prone to defects than others. Here are some of the more common claims Mezrano Law Firm handles.

Automotive defects

Perhaps the most significant product liability case in automotive history was the defective Takata airbags, which caused severe injuries and deaths, and required the recall of millions of defective airbags that could explode without warning. Other defective automotive products include:

    • Defective brakes
    • Exploding fuel tanks
    • Seat back failures
    • Defective electronic sensors
    • SUVs prone to rollover
    • Defective steering column
    • Tire defects
    • Defective seat belts

Dual Combat Earplugs Defects by 3M

A recent product defect case that checks multiple boxes is the dual combat earplugs manufactured by 3M. These earplugs had a design defect that 3M knew about yet failed to disclose before entering into a contract with the U.S. government. As a result, thousands of our active duty service people have sustained permanent hearing damage and loss.

If you used a defective 3M earplug or were hurt by any dangerous product, an Alabama personal injury lawyer from our firm will review your case with you and help you to understand, based on the way you were injured, which category of product liability law your case would fall under.

Defective Medical Devices

These devices have failed after having been implanted into patients’ bodies; they have required revision surgeries, causing adverse health conditions, including pain, infections, disability, and more, due the FDA’s less than stringent standards for allowing manufacturers to market untested medical devices to consumers:

      • Metal-on-metal artificial hip and knee implants
      • Essure birth control device
      • Artificial heart valves
      • Hernia mesh implants
      • Defective defibrillators
      • Defective pain pumps
      • IVC filters
      • Power morcellators
      • DaVinci robots

Defective Drugs

The following are examples of drugs that have caused adverse effects. Some have been recalled, and consumers have filed lawsuits after taking them:

      • Abilify
      • Accutane
      • Clomid
      • Cymbalta
      • Celebrex
      • Invokana
      • Levaquin
      • Risperdal
      • Taxotere
      • Valsartan
      • Zofran
      • Zoloft

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Dangerous Children’s Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is the governmental agency tasked with oversight for toy safety. The CPSC reported that in 2018, they recalled 18 toys at the ports, two of which contained lead. Children’s furniture can pose safety hazards, including defective cribs, strollers, and infant car seats. The CPSC keeps an up-to-the-minute list of recalled children's products on its website.

What Can a Product Liability Lawyer Do to Help My Case?

Product liability cases are complicated, and they require medical experts in the investigation process to review your medical records and help develop a strong case for you.

To prevail in a defective product injury case, you must prove that you were using the product appropriately, that the product was defective, and that the defect was the direct cause of your injury. To develop the evidence to prove this, the subject matter expert will have to provide research and evidence that can provide proof that connects the defective product with the cause of your injury.

Also, the defendant's insurance company will have a team of defense lawyers fighting to ensure that you do not recover any compensation or as little as possible. At Mezrano Law Firm, we are here to represent your interests and make sure that you can recover as much compensation as possible. At the same time, we hold those responsible for causing your injuries accountable. Whether we settle the case with the insurance company or prepare for litigation, our Alabama product liability lawyers are here to fight for you.

What Types of Damages are Available for my Defective Product Injury Case?

When people consider filing a personal injury claim for a defective product injury, they are probably wondering how much their injury claim is worth. They have heard about lawsuits with multi-million-dollar verdicts, and they wonder if that type of life-changing verdict might be in their future. Sadly, we usually have to disillusion new clients and bring them down to earth with more realistic expectations according to the facts of their cases. Some of the different types of damages you might recover include:

      • Medical expenses for all your medical care related to the injury in the past, the present, and into the future for ongoing health conditions
      • Any lost wages or loss of future earning potential
      • Pain and suffering from the injury
      • Emotional distress about how the injury is affecting your life
      • Loss of consortium for spouses of the injured person

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Alabama product liability lawyers you can rely on

After suffering a severe injury due to a defective product, you want a product liability team that you can trust to recover the compensation you need to get on with your life. The experienced Alabama product liability attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm represent clients throughout the state with offices in Birmingham, Mobile, Florence, Gadsden, and Tuscaloosa. You may schedule your free consultation to discuss your case with a skilled Alabama personal injury lawyer by calling 205-206-6300 or filling out our contact form.

 

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