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Product Liability

Product Liability Overview

Product liability is an area of law that governs over the responsibility of designers, manufacturers, and distributors to create and sell safe products. If a product is not safe, or can cause a consumer harm, the designer, manufactuerers, and sellers have a duty to forewarn the consumers. If a consumer is injured by a defective product, or not warned of its dangers, the consumer may be allowed to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or distributor to recover damages.

However, when a product causes injury, consumers often find little relief from the large corporations behind the design, manufacture or distribution of the product. The reason if because the corporations often cannot afford to have their reputation tainted or be exposed to a particular product that is harmful to consumers. As a result, product liability cases are often some of the most complex and hard fought cases because the corporations refuse to admit any fault for the injury.

Product Liability Practice Areas

Goodwin Law Corporation has been advocating and litigating on behalf of injured consumers for over 20 years. Some of its largest cases have resulted from injuried by a dangerous products including:

  • Pharmaceutical and medical devices
    • Dalkon Shield IUDs
    • Vaccines (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
    • Diet drugs (Fen-Phen)
  • Cosmetic surgery
    • Silicone breast implants
  • Tobacco products
  • Automobile defects
  • Motorcycle defects
  • Airplane and aviation defects
  • Home and kitchen appliances
  • Farm machinery
  • Ladders

Why an Experienced Products Liability Attorney is Crucial

As previously mentioned, products liability cases are often the toughest and most complex cases because they often involve lawsuits against major corporations. The companies which produce consumer products often employ teams of well paid attorneys to prevent admission of fault and payouts to consumers who purchased their products and were subsoquently injured. It is not uncommon for these types of cases to be drawn out through the court system for many years. For example, Goodwin Law Corporation has been involved in class action lawsuits against the manufacturers of defective silicone breast implants since the early 1990’s has continued to fight against the corporations to recover for its clients who have suffered from disease and wronfgul death.

Goodwin Law Corporation has over 20 years of experience litigating on behalf of hundreds of clients throughout the United States in both state and federal courts. We have advocated tooth and nail for our clients to help them recover from their injuries due to product liability. An experienced attorney is crucial to recover from a defective product.