Pursuing the Compensation You Deserve through a Product Liability Lawsuit
When you purchase a toy for your child, a new automobile, or some power tools, you rely on the manufacturer to ensure your basic safety. You expect the airbags of your vehicle to work, and the tools to operate as they should. Most of the time, all does work well, but when it doesn’t, and people are injured because of manufacturing error, product liability law provides a right to compensation for victims. If you or a family member has suffered injury because of the negligence of a product manufacturer or other related party, you need the counsel of an experienced attorney.
Chris Olsen has years of experience as a personal injury attorney, and is committed to fighting for the rights of victims of corporate greed and negligence. To review your case with Chris Olsen and explore the possibility of filing a product liability lawsuit, contact our San Diego office today.
Product Liability Lawsuits and Damages
A good product liability attorney will investigate any and all parties involved in taking the defective product from manufacture to distribution. The law states that the retailer, suppliers, wholesalers, and distributors can be liable in addition to the manufacturer. Depending on your case, the defendants may also include consultants, contractors, quality control engineers, designers, and anyone else whose potential negligence may have caused injury or even wrongful death.
Compensation awarded in product liability cases depends upon the amount of damages or losses you and your family have experienced. Medical bills, lost wages and loss of future earnings are typically compensated, and there may be an award for pain and suffering. Financial compensation is greater in the case of a death in the family or catastrophic injury. If negligence on the part of the manufacturer or other relevant parties is particularly egregious, punitive damages may be awarded as well.
Many product liability defendants are large multi-national companies, so it’s important to retain an experienced, aggressive attorney like Chris Olsen.
Types of Product Liability
Just about anything a consumer purchases can potentially be poorly designed or constructed, resulting in harm to the user. Sometimes product packaging plays a role, with faulty labeling or instructions. The more common products seen in liability lawsuits include:
- Automobiles, including problems with air bags, seat belts, head rests, tires, door latches, and the car’s overall ability to protect occupants in a crash
- Toys that cause choking, contain lead paint, overheat, or explode
- Infant products like cribs, bassinets, car seats, and strollers
- Appliances and electrical equipment such as stoves, heaters, refrigerators, toasters, and hair dryers
- Machinery like saws and punch presses
- Power tools
- Outdoor products like barbecues, lawnmowers, pools and spas
- Recreational products like ATVs, trampolines, snowmobiles, and sports equipment
- Ladders and scaffolding
- Farm equipment
- Oilfield equipment, including pump jacks, drilling rigs, and pipelines
- Prescription drugs causing dangerous side effects
- Defective medical devices
Current Product Liability Cases
We are working on a number of dangerous drugs and defective medical device cases, including:
- Bair Hugger Surgical Warming Blankets
- Baxter Dialysis Filters
- Darvon & Darvocet
- Fentanyl Pain Patch
- Hernia Mesh
- Hip Replacement
- IVC Filters
- Mirena® IUD
- Pelvic Mesh
- Power Morcellator
- Roundup® Weed Killer
- SGLT2 Inhibitors
- Shoulder Pain Pumps
- Sulzer Hip Replacement
- Sulzer Knee Replacement
- Talcum Powder
- Testosterone Therapy
- Xigduo XR
Contact Our Office
Chris Olsen has successfully litigated many complex cases, including several class action lawsuits, and has secured millions in settlements and jury awards for his clients. He is a skilled negotiator and an aggressive, organized trial attorney. Contact the office of Chris Olsen today for your personal consultation.