As a matter of law, manufacturers, sellers, and distributors of defectively designed and /or manufactured products are held responsible for the damages that these products cause to its users and consumers. Specifically, if a user or consumer of a product that has been found to be dangerous is injured by that product in any way, then he or she may be able to recover damages under products liability or negligence law. Products liability law centers primarily on the design of the product itself, whereas negligence law focuses on the conduct of the manufacturer, seller, and distributor as well. If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, you are strongly urged to contact the qualified attorneys at Sullo & Sullo, LLP to evaluate your case.
What are Defective Products? Defective products usually fall into one of three categories: Defectively Designed Products, Defectively Manufactured Products, and Defectively Marketed Products. Defectively Designed Products are products that possess a defect inherent to its design (i.e., a seat belt made out of paper would most likely be considered defectively designed because it does not have the strength or durability to restrain an automobile driver or passenger in the event of an accident). [It is important to note that Defectively Designed Products are intentional in that their design specifications actually called for the defect to be put into the product.] In contrast, Defectively Manufactured Products are not intentional in nature. These are products that turned out to be defective as the result of a failure somewhere during the manufacturing process (i.e., an airplane that has a competent design, but has wings that were not properly secured to the aircraft would most likely be considered defectively manufactured because, while its design was not flawed, the way it was put together was flawed, and ultimately defective). Finally, Defectively Marketed Products are products that were improperly sold, usually with a failure to properly warn consumers of potential dangers or a failure to properly instruct consumers on how to use the product in question (i.e., gasoline sold without a warning that the product is highly flammable).
What is a Defective Product Lawsuit? When Defective Products cause physical and/or economic injuries to consumers, manufacturers, distributors, and sellers are often held accountable by various federal and state consumer protection and personal injury laws. Through litigation, these consumers seek out compensation for the damages they have suffered. If a group of consumers has been injured by the same defective product, the litigation is referred to as a “mass tort” or “class action lawsuit”. Whether injuries resulted from defects in design, manufacturing, or marketing, these types of torts allow numerous individuals who have been injured by a product to take action to remedy their situations. Typically, these class action lawsuits involve defective medical devices (implants, catheters, etc.), defective pharmaceuticals (Rx and OTC drugs, etc.), or toxic torts (instances where improper practices in manufacturing, design, or conduct result in things like polluted water, toxic exposure, etc.). Other products defects cases have also arisen in the automobile industry, appliance manufacturing/design, and even in defective computers and cell phones.
Why Should You Hire the Defective Product Injury Lawyers at Sullo & Sullo, LLP? First, Sullo & Sullo will be involved in the litigation of your case. A large percentage of the websites taking information from prospective Defective Product Injury Clients are NOT law firms – they are marketing or "lead generating" websites designed to capture your information and sell your information to random law firms. Sullo & Sullo is not a "lead generator". Some of the law firms that are advertising to help you with your "Defective Product Injury Case" are simply “referring firms” who will collect your information and then refer your case to another law firm and will have minimal involvement with your case.
Second, Sullo & Sullo, LLP is a litigation firm that cares about our clients. If you decide to hire our firm, we will be with you to the very end of your case. From the informative and educational content on our website to the trained and experienced professionals with whom you can communicate with at our firm, Sullo & Sullo wants the very best for our clients.
Finally, Sullo & Sullo, LLP has the experience and resources necessary to pursue the compensation you deserve.