St. Louis Product Liability Lawyers
We Fight for Injured Consumers
It is reasonable for consumers to expect any product they purchase, whether online or at the store, to be safe when used according to instructions. Companies that sell to U.S. markets are covered by a range of regulations to ensure they do not endanger the general public. When product designers, manufacturers, or sellers ignore their responsibility to the market, consumers can hold them accountable by filing product liability claims.
Defective products are a much bigger problem than they should be, but with each case that is filed, American consumers can do their part to ensure our stores and online shops only carry items that are safe for use. High-profile cases can apply pressure on companies to pull hazardous products and refrain from cutting corners in the future. Of course, if you plan to take on a big corporation, you can expect your claim will be challenged. We take these claims because we have the skill and resources to go toe-to-toe with major companies and their lawyers.
If you think you have a product liability case, reach out to our team for a free consultation. Our St. Louis attorneys are available at (314) 701-7722.
Product Liability Claims We Have Experience With
From children’s toys to family cars, household appliances to medical devices, product defects exist across the range of almost everything a consumer could want. Our attorneys have experience with some of the more common product liability cases in the past decade, including:
- 3M earplug defects
- Juul Vape Pens/E-Cigs illegal marketing
- Roundup cancer claims
- Spray foam insulation toxic exposure
- Talcum powder cancer suits
Trying these cases requires not only having a team of skilled and knowledgeable lawyers, but also a network of trusted experts across multiple industries. Our team works with engineers, medical professionals, chemists, manufacturers, and other credible parties to investigate claims and build strong cases for our clients. Whether you have a claim that fits one of the above categories or your injury was caused by another type of defective product, reach out to our team to see how we can help you.
Who Can Be Liable in a Defective Product Claim?
Most consumer goods go through multiple hands before reaching our houses. Therefore, determining the liable party is not as easy as looking at the brand on the packaging or naming the store you bought the item from. Depending on the source of the defect, the company ultimately to blame for the malfunction may not be one you have heard of.
Our lawyers can bring all three types of product liability claims:
- Defective design claims are made when a company’s plans for a product contained inherent dangers. This could be caused by a lack of research on how a product will work, or by a failure to adhere to accepted safety practices within an industry.
- Manufacturing defect claims address faults that are introduced during production. These flaws could be due to a mistake made on the line or by the use of shoddy or inappropriate materials.
- Defective marketing claims can be brought when a company does not provide adequate instructions or warnings with a product. Consumers must be warned if a product comes with hazards and/or should not be used in certain situations. When a company fails to provide this information or even suggests uses for a product that are not fitting, injured consumers have every right to hold them accountable.
Considering Damages in a Product Liability Claim
Some malfunctioning products can cause small injuries and minor inconvenience, while others can lead to serious accidents. Victims may suffer disabling injuries, property damage, or chronic health conditions. The more serious an accident is, the more you need a lawyer to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys can help you understand the many types of compensation you are eligible to recover after an accident, including:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
The challenges you and your loved ones may face after an accident will often extend far beyond the initial hospital bills. However, companies and insurers are known for reaching out with low settlement offers that will not cover even a fraction of a victim’s future needs. Our attorneys are here to explain what a fair settlement looks like.
We’re Here to Fight for You
With over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys are the clear choice if you are looking for a skilled and knowledgeable team to handle your product liability claim. Our attorneys have helped many people in situations similar to yours. Significantly, we also have the resources and training to fight claims against big companies and corporations.
Filing a product liability claim can be the best way to recover fair compensation if you or a loved one were injured in an accident caused by a faulty or malfunctioning product. It is also often the most effective way to make the companies responsible for your injury face consequences. The cost of fighting a claim and/or paying a settlement, not to mention the bad press associated with accusations of selling defective goods, is much more effective than even government regulations when it comes to pressuring companies to change their ways. By bringing a case, you may be able to protect others against going through the same thing you have.
Let us know if you are ready to explore a product liability claim. Our attorneys are happy to explain your legal rights and counsel you on what to expect.
You can call our St. Louis office at any time at (314) 701-7722 to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers are proud of our work to fight for consumer safety.
We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.
A Record of Proven Results
Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.
Respected in Our Community
When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.
We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way.
Committed to Our Clients
We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.
Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.
Car Accident $16,550,000 Settlement
Settlement for a family of four involved in a single car wreck in a highway construction zone.
Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict
Verdict for the wrongful death of a woman as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis.
Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement
Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.
Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement
Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.
Tractor Trailer Injury and Death $2,400,000 Settlement
Settlement for an Illinois tractor trailer injury resulting in death.
Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement
Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.
Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement
Settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck.
Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict
Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.
Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement
Settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified.
Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement
Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.
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