Recovering losses due to defective or dangerous products
Product designers, manufacturers, marketers, and sellers all have a legal responsibility to ensure that the products they put on the market—from tiny prescription pills to huge construction cranes—are safe to use or clearly identify their potential for danger. When a product harms a consumer using it because of a defect or misrepresentation, these companies may be legally responsible for damages.
Representing injured individuals in products liability lawsuits is an important part of our practice at Lewis Babcock LLP. Our attorneys can help workers, consumers, families, business owners, and governmental entities recover compensation for injuries and harm caused by dangerous and defective products.
General types of products liability cases our attorneys litigate include:
- Automotive parts
- Baby and childhood equipment
- Defective Drugs and Devices
- General consumer and commercial goods
- Mechanical and safety equipment
- Medical equipment
- Toxic substances such as fertilizers, asbestos and silica
Product liability rules
Product liability laws are complex and also vary from state to state. Design defect, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects are the most typical civil claims brought to court. However, the rules can often vary within industries and laws can be enacted that affect specific products. We have seen this happen often within the pharmaceutical industry. This is one reason it is important to hire an attorney experienced in products liability litigation.
The stakes are high
Because large awards of damages, substantial future sales, and profits are at stake for manufacturers and sellers of these products, the responsible companies often vigorously defend products liability cases. This in turn raises the costs required to successfully resolve these claims—often far beyond the means of the injured person. For this reason, the attorneys at Lewis Babcock LLP take these products liability cases on a contingency basis, so that you do not have to invest money upfront.
Contact our office for advice and support
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by an unreasonably dangerous or defective product, the attorneys at Lewis Babcock LLP are here to help. Contact products liability attorney Badge Humphries for more information about how the laws may apply to your situation. You may also contact Lewis Babcock LLP online or call our Columbia office at 1-803-771-8000 or our Charleston office at 1-843-883-7424 to arrange an appointment.