Boston Products Liability Lawyer
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured by Defective Products?
Unsafe products can come in many different shapes and size, and in the least expected places. Every year there are recalls for unsafe products that have made their way into the stream of commerce and into the hands of unsuspecting consumers and users.
When you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product in Boston, the product liability attorneys at Mitcheson & Lee LLP are here to help. Our team consists of highly experienced litigators who are familiar with the complexities of product liability law.
Call us today at (617) 934-3207 to schedule a free consultation.
What Are Defective Products?
Consumers wanting to be more informed on the safety of products can look to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission for the most up to date recalls. Defective products range from complicated tools to things as simple and common as children’s toys and sweaters. Some other products currently out for recall include:
- Adult Kick Scooters from Xootr
- Mountain Bikes from Marin Bikes
- Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts and Girls Bomber Jackets from Fred Meyer
- Portable Table Saws from Rexon
- Infant Caps from Sock and Accessory Brands
- Little Giant Ladders from Wing Enterprises
- Sportsman ATVs from Polaris
- Bistro Chairs from Pier 1 Imports
A products liability case may also include food and drug items. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) regulates the safety of food and drugs, and offers up to date information on the recall of these products. Some examples of products the FDA oversee include:
- Herbal & Dietary Supplements.
- Breast Implants.
- Flush Syringes.
- Pain Killers.
Types of Product Liability Lawsuits
Product liability lawsuits typically revolve around three types of product defects: defects in manufacturing, defects in design, and failure to warn consumers of a product's dangers.
- Manufacturing defects: Manufacturing defects are the simplest type of product liability lawsuits and involve an issue with how a specific product is made. Manufacturing defects may arise in relation to an assembly line error that makes a specific product different from all others in its line. An example of this would be if a car accident were caused by an error in manufacturing a specific type of brake pads.
- Design defects: In other cases, an entire line of products may be deemed inherently dangerous as a result of a fundamental error in its design. In other words, the product was correctly manufactured but still poses a danger to consumers. In these cases, the people and entities responsible for creating the product's blueprint or design specifications may be held liable for failing to foresee reasonable risks associated with use of the product. An example of a design defect would be a top-heavy SUV that has a high risk of rollover in the event of a collision, causing harm to its occupants.
- Failure to warn: Some products such as power tools or ladders have obvious risks that must be disclosed to consumers. If a manufacturer fails to provide proper instructions detailing the safe use of their product and known risks, they may be held liable for any injuries their products cause as a result of these risks. This area of law commonly comes into play in regards to dangerous pharmaceuticals, as certain drug manufacturers may fail to warn patients of all possible side effects on medication packaging.
We Can Find Out Who's Responsible
There are various nuances to navigate through in a products liability claim, including which party to hold responsible. Whoever placed the dangerous products into the stream of commerce should be held accountable for them. This may include manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, designers, and or retailers.
Your health and safety should not be compromised for a company to save money. We will do our utmost due diligence in defending your rights as a consumer and or user.