With unsafe products cases, it can be difficult to determine liability and large companies have perfected their strategies for hiding important evidence. Our lawyers are tough on companies who manufacture and distribute products that harm others, especially when they deliberately bend the rules or try to place blame on the victims.
At Spohrer Dodd Trial Attorneys, we have the capacity to fight the tough fight using the most aggressive trial tactics. Our legal team also consults with product engineers and hires medical experts to build a successful case.
Manufacturers of products are required to use reasonable care to avoid putting defective and unsafe products on the market. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) however, defective products cause thousands of serious injuries and wrongful deaths in the United States each year.
Our Jacksonville product liability attorneys have decades of experience in aggressively and effectively representing clients in claims related to a wide range of defective or dangerous products, including:
Find out how we can help you by calling 904-309-6500. Your product liability case review is free.
Legal claims that arise from injuries or deaths caused by unsafe products are known as product liability cases. In general, the law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. While each circumstance is unique, liability for defective or dangerous products may lie with any or all of the parties in the distribution chain, including the product manufacturer, component parts manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer.
Products may be unsafe or defective for several reasons:
Typically, product liability claims are based on state laws and brought under the theories of negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. Our product liability lawyers have the expertise and resources to aggressively investigate the cause of any accident or injury related to an unsafe product. This in-depth work, coupled with our aggressive prosecution of claims, has resulted in multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements and changes in the law and the way products are made.
An example of our work is the Lohr v. Medtronic case. Our client’s claim, involving the failure of a heart pacemaker, became a “textbook” case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Although the medical device was supposed to work for years, several painful surgeries were needed for it to function as designed.
The manufacturer blamed the surgeons and said that the FDA had approved the device, so no lawsuit could be brought. This attempted defense, called “preemption,” became an important issue to the Supreme Court, which ruled in our favor.