Product Liability Lawyer
Product Liability Litigation and Lawsuits
This area of legal practice deals with the responsibility manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and sellers of products have for maintaining safety standards, quality standards, protections and adequate warnings or proper usage information for their products. This concept is well supported by both state and federal law for the purpose of protecting the public wellbeing. We expect that this duty is upheld by the various providers especially in the realm of public health, such as medical drugs, supplements and equipment. The law also provides for redress against product liability damages that might affect an entire class of individuals, such as the massive
BP oil spill or the widespread damages of the tobacco industry. A
Denver personal injury attorney will examine an individual's case and damages suffered from many angles, both legal and technical, to evaluate the validity and strength of the claim.
Further Information on Product Liability Cases
One could break product liability cases into three broad classes:
- Defects in manufacturing, as a whole or in individual parts
- Defective design or engineering
- Insufficient information provided for sale and acceptable usages as well as failures to adequately warn of potential risks and proper safety measures
In our experience at Andrus, Hood & Wagstaff we have found that these classes often intermingle and are rarely the pure basis of a case, but rather form the underlying ideas by which we build a case. For example, in defective drug cases there could be "design" errors, but the case is built upon the lack of sufficient warning and patient awareness of the potential risks. Part of the basic philosophy of any drug is that potential risks can exist, but the medical problems may outweigh those risks and, therefore, the drug is allowed to be administered. Nevertheless, the patient and even medical professionals must be adequately warned about the dangers and potential side effects. Missing information or being fed faulty information does not allow an informed choice to be made.
We rely upon many products for our day to day use. We purchase them with faith and trust in the manufacturer that they have responsibly built and tested their products for their intended use. When they fail, it is the duty of the law to make things right for the injured party. It is also important that manufacturers and others on the supply chain are strongly discouraged and restrained from failing in their standards or responsibilities to the public.
We are here to protect against faulty products, poor design and failures to adequately inform or warn consumers. If you have suffered damage from such failures please
contact a product liability attorney
for representation and a potential settlement.