Alpharetta Defective Products Attorneys Assert Consumers’ Rights
Firm offers aggressive representation for victims of unsafe products
In 2019, more than 13 million Americans needed emergency room care for injuries related to consumer products, according to the National Safety Council. Many of these injuries were due to defects in the products that made them unreasonably unsafe. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, Cheeley Law Group, LLC in Alpharetta is prepared to help. Our Georgia attorneys thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your injury to identify defects in a product for which a corporation could be held legally liable. Not every law firm has the experience and resources to challenge powerful corporations. We have a track record of success with such cases. Moreover, we are highly motivated, not only to win maximum compensation for our clients, but to compel changes in corporate practices that prevent similar injuries in the future.
Types of errors that can lead to a product liability claim
Manufacturers of consumer products have a duty to make their products reasonably safe for their intended uses, as well as foreseeable misuses, and to warn of any hazards associated with the products. When producers fail in their duty, they are strictly liable for the harm that results when those products cause personal injury or wrongful death. Strict liability means a victim only has to prove the product was unsafe, not that the defendant corporation was negligent because it could have made the product safer.
Product defects fall into three main categories:
- Design — Some products are designed in an unsafe manner. Examples include a faulty formulation of a drug or a device that lacks a necessary safeguard. One deadly instance of a fatal design flaw was the Ford Pinto, whose gas tank was outside the steel body of the car and easily punctured by a rear end collision.
- Manufacture — In certain instances, a product’s design is safe, but a defect is introduced at the manufacturing stage. This could be due to use of substandard materials or a faulty process. The recent recall of Takata airbags shows how deliberate use of shoddy materials turns a safety device into a potentially deadly hazard.
- Labeling — When a product is inherently dangerous, but can be used safely with caution, the seller is required to alert consumers to the dangers. Missing or inadequate labeling exposes the seller to liability. One example is when the label on a drug fails to warn of possible side effects or harmful interactions with other medications.
The fact you suffered an injury is not enough to collect damages. You must prove the product contained a defect that caused the harm. This requires experienced and knowledgeable legal representation.
Severe injuries that can result from defective products
In many instances, injuries from defective products can be catastrophic or even fatal. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that more than 22,000 Americans die every year from such injuries. Defective products trigger various types of harm, including:
- Traumatic brain injury — Faulty auto parts are sometimes implicated in car and truck accidents. Ignitions, brakes, airbags, tires and other parts fail, leading to crashes where a sudden stop or impact results in a traumatic brain injury.
- Ovarian cancer — We represents victims and their families in litigation arising from Johnson & Johnson’s production and marketing of talcum powder that contained asbestos and caused ovarian cancer in women.
- Medical implant failure — Defective medical devices, such as metal-on-metal replacement hips, hernia and vaginal mesh implants, and IVC filers have caused horrible suffering for patients.
Severe cases such as these can require extensive medical treatment to correct, or lifelong personal care. The worst cases end in wrongful death. Our firm is on a mission to care for the victims.
Contact our Alpharetta, GA lawyers for a free defective product case evaluation
Cheeley Law Group, LLC is a strong advocate for victims of defective product injuries in the Alpharetta area. When you retain our service, you can expect highly professional and personalized representation focused on optimal results. Call us at 770-872-6066 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.