Products Liability

Allows Injured Consumers to Recover Damages Caused by a Defective Product

What is Products Liability Law

When a person buys or uses a product, he or she expects that the product will be safe for its intended use. Unfortunately, people are often injured or harmed by products that are defective because the manufacturer breached its duty of care to develop a safe product. All household products, machines in the workplace, automobiles, medical devices and other products must be manufactured to be reasonably safe for a consumer or user.

 A consumer who has suffered illness, injury, or death as a result of a commercial product has the right to bring a product liability suit against the manufacturer, retailer, distributor, or supplier.  Product liability cases frequently require thorough investigation as well as an examination of the product by qualified experts to determine whether a product is defectively designed, manufactured or marketed.

There are several legal theories for establishing liability in a products liability lawsuit.

  • Negligence 
  • Strict Liability   
  • Breach of Express Warranty 
  • Breach of Implied Warranty 

Product Defects Involving Medical Equipment or Pharmaceutical Drugs

When medical device and pharmaceutical companies introduce new products, consumers generally assume that the products have been properly tested to ensure their safety. However, these industries have rushed many products into the marketplace before adequately testing them, causing serious injuries and illnesses to countless innocent people.

Although many of these products and drugs have since been recalled, the damage has already been done. If you have a product liability claim related to a defective drug or medical device, we can help you seek full and fair compensation.

Contact a Cedar Valley Product Defect Attorney

If you have been injured by a defective product, a Waterloo product liability lawyer from Daniels, Hines, Kalkhoff, Cook & Swanson P.L.C. can help protect your rights and inform you of your legal options.  Call us at (319) 260-4471 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. You can also submit an Initial Consultation Form, which allows our attorneys to assist you more efficiently. 

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