Brunswick Product Liability Attorney
Most companies are in business to make the highest possible profits. Safety issues take a back seat to making money. Consumers usually pay the price. Medical drugs are a good example. Many companies spend billions of dollars developing these drugs. So, they must sell as much product as possible, to recoup these costs and show a healthy profit. Meanwhile, the government agency which oversees drug safety gets much of its funding from the companies it regulates.
In contrast, the dedicated Brunswick product liability attorneys at Gillette Law put you first. So, we quickly review your case and lay out your legal options. Then, we use solid evidence to build a strong foundation, so you get maximum compensation for your serious injuries. Throughout the whole process, we proactively communicate with you, so you are never in the dark.
Types of Product Defects
Chances are, there is at least one defective product in your garage, pantry, closet, or somewhere else in your home at this very moment. As mentioned, the watchdog agencies who are responsible for consumer safety often aren’t very diligent. Additionally, they only recall products after people have already been seriously injured. Metal-on-Metal hip implants are a good example of the two major kinds of product defects.
- Design Defects: As the name implies, MoM artificial hips have all-metal parts. DePuy, Zimmer, and other manufacturers touted these devices as longer-lasting alternatives to PoM (Plastic on Metal) implants. As the metal parts grind together, they shed microscopic metal shavings. These fragments build up over time and cause metallosis, or metal poisoning.
- Manufacturing Defects: Not all metals are created equally. Some are more solid, and release fewer shavings, than others. These metal parts are also rather expensive, and cost-conscious companies usually look to reduce expenses at every opportunity. On a related note, some companies use cheap, imported parts which have high levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, and other dangerous heavy metals.
If a product defect caused injury, the manufacturer is usually strictly liable for damages. These damages usually include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Significant additional punitive damages are usually available in these claims as well. Typically, there is clear and convincing evidence that the product maker intentionally disregarded a known risk.
A Brunswick product liability attorney can use other legal theories to obtain maximum compensation. Examples include public nuisance and failure to warn. A public nuisance is basically a hazardous activity or product which affects a large number of people at once. Failure to warn is, wait for it, a failure to warn of all possible risks.
Your Claim for Damages
A dangerous product, like a dangerous drug, could affect thousands of people. So, courts usually consolidate these claims for pretrial purposes. Multidistrict Litigation is available for multiple claims which do not qualify as class action claims, but are too cumbersome for courts to handle individually.
MDL usually benefits victim/plaintiffs. These parties can pool their resources, so it’s easier to take on huge drug and other product manufacturers. Furthermore, company lawyers often set up huge settlement funds which MDL plaintiffs can easily access.
Contact an Experienced Glynn County Product Liability Lawyer
All serious injury victims are entitled to fair compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Brunswick products liability attorney, contact Gillette Law, P.A. We routinely handle matters in Florida and Georgia.