Defective Products

St. Louis, MO Product Liability Attorneys

Injured by a Defective Product? Call (314) 701-7722 Today!

Your phone, your desk, your drink, your chair. The one thing all these things have in common besides being yours is that they are all products. (Even the most minimalistic minimalists cannot get away from being surrounded by products of some sort.) When one of the products around us is defective, we are put at risk of suffering severe or even fatal injury. Fortunately, the party that pushed that defective product to market can be held accountable through civil action.

If you have been injured by a defective product, you may have the right to file a civil suit against the liable party. Our product liability lawyers at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm have over 100 years of collective experience and want to advocate for you. We are known for our honest, compassionate counsel and unwavering dedication to our clients, always going the extra mile for their benefit. Our reputation of success has won us local and national acclaim, such as from Super Lawyers®, U.S. News Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” and The National Trial Lawyers, among others.

Get your free consultation with a St. Louis product liability attorney—call (314) 701-7722 or fill out and submit an online contact form today.

What Is Product Liability Law?

While there are regulations in place to ensure defective and dangerous products do not make it into the hands of consumers, many companies and corporations will violate these regulations for their own financial gain. Product liability law was designed to protect consumers from such negligent and predatory business practices.

There are three main types of product liability claims:

  • Defective design: A design defect lies with the design of the product in and of itself. Examples include if a piece of machinery does not have protective guards to keep the person using it safe or if a car seat was designed with fewer seat belts than needed.
  • Manufacturing defect: This occurs when a safe product becomes defective due to an error in manufacturing. An example would be if the manufacturer failed to install a product’s electrical wiring properly or a sturdy piece of furniture was assembled improperly, rendering it weak.
  • Failure to warn or instruct: Also known as a “marketing defect,” this is when the company behind the product fails to warn consumers of the risks of the product or fails to provide proper user instructions. Examples include failing to warn that a cleaning product could be toxic if accidentally inhaled or not providing detailed instructions on how to take a medication.

A product can be defective in more than one way. If you take civil action, you must identify the specific defect that led to your injury, however. Thankfully, a product liability lawyer can investigate your case and help uncover evidence to prove your claim.

Take the First Step Toward Compensation

If a defective product caused you injury, you could recover compensation for your damages. Pain and suffering, medical expenses, the price of the product, and lost wages are among the most common damages for which product liability plaintiffs qualify. Our lawyers at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm can answer your questions and discuss the value of your case in a free consultation. Let our trusted team advocate for you.

Contact a St. Louis product liability attorney online to find out if you may qualify for financial compensation.


  • Unwavering Dedication

    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.

  • Compassionate Advocacy

    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.

  • Clear Communication

    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.

Get The Help You Need

If you are interested in learning more about our law firm or want to schedule a free case evaluation, we encourage you to get in touch with our team today.


Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • 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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  • “When I got hurt, I almost lost everything. Bill Tapella was there for me and helped me put my life together.”

    - Brenda M.
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