Defective Products

Any manufactured product can be defective, whether it is a medical device, a child’s toy, a brake pad, a tobacco product, or a hair dryer. This doesn’t mean, however, that doesn't mean all injury accidents associated with the product are grounds for personal injury lawsuits. For example, if you harm yourself with a knife while using it properly, you do not have case. However, if the knife broke while you were using it – that results in an injury – you would then be eligible to pursue legal action, namely a product liability lawsuit. If you have any questions as to whether a defective product is indeed to blame for your injury, contact an Oklahoma personal injury attorney. A defective product liability attorney can help you review the facts of your case, complete the necessary paperwork, understand relevant laws, and ultimately, help you receive the damages you deserve.

People expect the products they use and the places they visit or do business in to be safe.  However, when this expectation is not met, individuals are inevitably hurt.

Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for consumers and  flaws in the design or manufacturing of a product can have tragic consequences for consumers, sometimes resulting in serious injury or even death.  Most manufacturers have responsible, effective quality control measures in place to ensure the safety of their products.  Unfortunately, some product manufacturers have so little regard for consumer safety that their quality control methods are negligently lax or non-existent. Defective product victims can obtain compensation for their injuries, including recovery of lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.   

Defective Product Design

A defective product design can result in a defect being repeated throughout production.  A toy may be manufactured with small pieces that present a choking hazard if swallowed by children,  or a vehicle's tires may include a design flaw that causes them to fail under normal driving conditions.  Typically, these types of defects result in product recalls.

Defective Product Manufacturing

Defective product manufacturing occurs during the production process and is often the result of inadequate quality control or the use of substandard materials.

Inadequate Warning

A product known to be potentially dangerous must include warnings or instructions on how to properly and safely use them.  When these warnings are absent or insufficient, the consumer is at risk.  Inadequate warnings are often seen in prescription and over-the-counter drugs that do not list dangerous side effects or warn about harmful interactions with other drugs.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product in Oklahoma, you should consult a defective product attorney. Contact us at our Tulsa office via email or call 918-587-8700 for a free consultation.