Savannah Dangerous Product Attorneys
Whether it’s the appliances in your kitchen, the vehicle you drive to work, or even the medical devices surgeons implant into your body, you count on the products you use to be safe and free of defects that can harm you or jeopardize your health and well-being.
Manufacturers are responsible for making sure products are safe by subjecting them to rigorous testing methods, accurately labeling them, and using high-quality parts, components, and materials. When they fail to do so, they put the people who use their products at risk of suffering serious injuries, complications, and health conditions.
The Savannah defective product lawyers at Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers strive to hold big corporations responsible when their negligence causes harm to others. Our attorneys have handled everything from the failure to guard rollers in paper mills, to loss of eyesight from defective exercise equipment, to injuries from metal shrapnel produced by defective Takata airbags.
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective medical device, household item, or vehicle component, or other product, we want to hear from you. Dial 1-800-396-5368 or complete a free online consultation form to get in touch with us today.
Types of Medical Device Defects
Many medical devices promise to help alleviate symptoms and promote faster recoveries. Unfortunately, some medical devices end up doing more harm than good.
There are three main types of defects that can lead to defective medical device injuries:
- Design defects
Some medical devices are inherently dangerous due to a flawed design. Manufacturers create products with design defects when they rush to meet deadlines or consumer demand, but fail to subject products designs to proper reviews before they begin the production process. Medical devices that are poorly designed can put consumers and patients like you at risk the moment they purchase or use them.
- Manufacturing defects
When medical device manufacturers skip steps during the production process or use low-quality components and materials, otherwise safe products can become dangerous. Products made via a defective manufacturing process may be less effective than they should be, or they may be prone to malfunctioning—both of which can cause serious injuries and complications.
- Marketing defects
It’s important for medical device manufacturers to make sure their products are accurately labeled and marketed only to potential patients who can benefit from them. Many medical device injuries occur because manufacturers mislead the public or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about their products’ intended purposes and the conditions they can alleviate.
When we take on a defective medical device claim, we’ll help investigate the product and determine if it’s manufacturer took shortcuts in its design, manufacture, or marketing.
Consumer Product Defects Can Cause Serious Injuries
In addition to defective medical devices, our law firm also helps people who were injured by a variety of defective consumer products, such as:
- Defective vehicle components
Cars, trucks, and SUVs are supposed to undergo rigorous testing to make sure they’re safe to purchase and drive before they’re released to the public. However, thousands of vehicles are recalled every year due to potentially dangerous flaws in airbags, brakes, transmission, seats, gas pedals, and more.
- Defective building materials
Asbestos is a well-known building material that has been linked to a variety of cancers, including mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer. Although it’s use has been nearly banned in the United States, it’s still present in many buildings, putting millions of people at risk. Other building materials also may be dangerous, including certain types of paint, metals, and chemicals used during construction.
- Defective household products
The items in your home can pose serious risks to you and your family. Space heaters, kitchen appliances, power tools, cleaning products, lawn and yard equipment, and even personal grooming items all have the potential to cause injuries due to defective designs, manufacturing processes, and marketing.
- Defective machinery
Manufacturers of machinery used to produce consumer products, or the employers of the employees who use the machinery while working at a factory, are often tempted to leave off safety equipment or features under the mistaken belief that this slows downs production. This inevitably leads to injuries.
In many cases, vehicle components, building materials, and household products don’t become defective and dangerous until weeks, months, or even years after they’ve been purchased. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney on your side who can research these products and prove the manufacturer was negligent.
We’re Ready to Put Our Experience to Work for You
Whether you or a loved one was injured by a defective product or medical device, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of your next steps. It can be difficult and intimidating to pursue a claim against a big company, and you may not even know where to start.
At Owens & Mulherin, our Savannah defective product attorneys have nearly two decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims, and we know what it takes to win. Best of all, we use the No Fee Guarantee®, which means you pay us nothing unless we get money for you.
Get in touch with our legal team today. Dial 1-800-396-5368 or fill out a free consultation form, and let us begin fighting for your rights.