Kentucky Dangerous Products and Liability Attorneys
Knox, Whitley, and Laurel County Product Liability Litigation Lawyers
Everyone has experienced the disappointment of purchasing a product that didn’t live up to its advertised expectations. Usually, you either return the item or absorb the loss and throw it away. However, when a defective or poorly designed product causes injury, illness, or death, getting your money back from the manufacturer is not going to make you whole again. People who are injured from defective products incur hospital bills, lose wages due to work absences, and experience pain and suffering. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, the Corbin, Kentucky litigation attorneys of Freeman, Childers & Howard can help you receive compensation for your damages.
Actionable Defects in Products
Product liability lawyers—like the ones you will find at the Corbin, KY office of Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorneys at Law—separate product defect claims into three categories: manufacturing defects, design defects, and failure to warn.
Manufacturing Defects – These occur when the product functions as it is designed and promoted to do, but during it’s production a mistake occurs that causes a portion of the units to be defective. An example of this would be a shipment of hammers with rotted wooden handles. The hammer’s design may be adequate, but substandard materials have made the product dangerous.
Design Defects – Design defects arise when the actual specifications of the product are flawed, making all of the items produced defective. For instance, if a car manufacturer designed a new seatbelt design that didn’t work when the car was traveling over sixty miles per hour and stopped suddenly, then the belt itself is flawed.
Failure to Warn – This type of product liability case occurs when the manufacturer is aware of the product’s defect and neglects to inform the sellers or end users about the flaw. This is frequently seen with pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Most consumers are frightened when they hear or read too many warnings when it comes to medicine. As a result, some pharmaceutical manufacturers are hesitant to report the risks of using their products. When, as a result, people are injured, develop new medical conditions, or die, the manufacturer is liable for failure to warn of the defects.
Corbin, KY Product Liability Attorneys Protecting Your Rights
Whether you’ve been injured due to a design defect, a bad batch of a particular product, or you weren’t properly warned about the risks involved in using a product, you should meet with one of our Kentucky product liability litigation attorneys. Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorney at Law represents individuals who have been injured as a result of products due to:
- False or vague advertising
- Defects in design
- Defective units of a properly designed product
- Lack of warning labels
- Warning labels or inserts that fail to inform the public
- Improper instruction on product use by the manufacturer or retailer
Freeman, Childers & Howard can also represent you in your class action or multi-district litigation (MDL) suits.
To schedule an appointment with Corbin, Kentucky’s premier product liability litigation firm, contact us at 606-503-0521.