Hurt by a dangerous or defective product in Schuylkill County? Get a free consultation with a Pottsville product liability lawyer at Munley Law.
As a consumer, you expect that the products you use each day have been properly designed and tested for safety. It is the responsibility of product designers and manufacturers to ensure that their products are not dangerous, defective, or harmful in any way to the consumer. If someone gets hurt because of a defective or unsafe product, the brand or manufacturer of that product may be liable.
At Munley Law, we hold the makers of dangerous products accountable for the harm they cause. Product liability cases are difficult, so it’s imperative that you find an attorney with experience handling these cases. Our product liability lawyers have decades of experience handling a wide range of products cases including everything from automotive recalls to unsafe medical devices. Our own Marion Munley was named Product Liability Lawyer of the Year in 2017 by the legal guide Best Lawyers. If you or a family member suffered serious injury from a defective or recalled product, contact us today for a free consultation. We do not collect a fee for our services unless we succeed in getting you the compensation you deserve. Chat live, fill out our contact form, or call (855) 866-5529.
Three types of Pottsville product liability cases
- Design Defect: A design defect occurs when some aspect of the product design makes the product unsafe even if it functions properly.
- Manufacturing Defect: This is a defect that occurs during the product’s assembly process. The original design of the product may have been safe, but an error was made in the production process that made the product dangerous.
- Marketing Defect: This refers to an improper or incomplete warning to the consumer of a product’s potential dangers. It is the responsibility of the product manufacturer to warn consumers of any possible dangers associated with the use or misuse of a product.
When someone suffers an injury as the result of a dangerous or defective product, a manufacturer has the responsibility to compensate the injured party. At Munley Law product liability firm, we have a network of experts available to fully evaluate the design, production and circumstances surrounding the failure of a product. This includes any type of consumer products, from faulty medical devices to defective machinery, appliances, electronics and more. We will do whatever it takes to determine the cause of the product failure that led to your injuries.
Do I have a product liability case?
- Did your injuries occur because of the use of a product?
- Were you using the product properly/as directed when you suffered the injuries?
- Did the product lack adequate instructions and warnings?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may have a product liability case. To find out for sure, contact a Munley Law product injury attorney now. A skilled product liability attorney can determine the reason for your injury, as well as the parties responsible. We can help you hold the negligent parties accountable.
Defective industrial machinery
For Schuylkill County residents who work with heavy machinery, defective or malfunctioning equipment can be a danger on the job. Munley Law product liability lawyers have helped injured workers recover damages for defective construction equipment, industrial equipment and work machinery. Manufacturing defects, lack of machine safety guards, malfunctions and other product dangers can result in serious, sometimes fatal injuries. If you’ve suffered injuries as the result of defective crane or forklift accident, dangerous scaffolding accident, defective punch press accident, or any other defective heavy machinery accident, you deserve compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and other losses. In addition to workers’ compensation, you may be able to bring a third party claim against the manufacturer of the machine. Call today for a free initial consultation.
Defective or recalled vehicles & auto parts
In recent years, the United States has seen a massive increase in automotive recalls, including the Takata airbag recall, the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. While recalls help keep unsafe vehicles off the roads, many drivers don’t know their; car or truck is under recall until it’s too late. Auto manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their vehicles throughout the design and manufacturing process. Adequate testing must be done to ensure the safety of consumers purchasing their vehicles. The same is true for an auto parts manufacturer. When a vehicle or auto part fails, catastrophic injuries may occur. Common defects include defective brakes, airbag defects, faulty tires, door latch failure, fuel system fires, seat belt failure, defects leading to rollover accidents and vehicle structural defects.
Defective medical devices
Patients depend on medical devices and medical equipment to help them get better. Yet, many individuals suffer serious harm as the result of defective medical devices or inadequate warnings. We see medical device recalls regularly. Unfortunately, by the time the FDA issues a recall, it may be too late for many patients. Medical devices that have been known to injure patients include pacemakers, heart valves, hernia mesh, certain hip replacements, breast implants, contraceptive implants and dialysis machines/filters. At Munley Law, our medical product injury lawyers are committed to holding medical device manufacturers responsible for the injuries caused by their negligence. We are currently reviewing claims involving IVC blood clot filters, and Bair Hugger surgical warming blankets.
Sometimes, the medicine does more harm than the illness it was intended to cure. Drug manufacturers are responsible for the proper testing, manufacturing, packaging, and marketing of their pharmaceutical products. They must provide adequate warning of all known risks associated with taking their drugs. Defectively manufactured or dangerously marketed medications can cause serious injury or death. Some medicines that have been involved in product liability lawsuits include opioid painkillers, blood thinners, hormone therapy, antidepressants, birth control, among others. Munley Law injury attorneys are experienced in dangerous drug cases. We are currently reviewing cases involving the above types of medication, as well as Taxotere, a chemotherapy treatment resulting in permanent alopecia.
Defective children’s products & toys
An unsafe children’s product in a Pottsville home can cause devastating injuries. Defective cribs, high chairs and toys can cause serious injuries to baby or toddler. Defective toys may pose a choking hazard, easily catch fire or possibly pose a risk for lead poisoning. Toy manufacturers have an obligation to make sure their products are as safe as possible and age appropriate for children. There must also be adequate warnings of any possible dangers, as well as detailed instructions for the safe use of a toy or another children’s product. If you’ve had a child injured by a dangerous toy, contact a Pottsville product injury attorney today.
Faulty household appliances
Kitchen appliances, microwaves, power tools, air conditioners and other household items can pose dangers if they are defective or unsafe in any way. A faulty hair dryer may cause electrocution or a faulty furnace or space heater may cause carbon monoxide poisoning. When a defect exists in the design or production of a household appliance, it can pose a danger to your entire family. Danger may also exist from the failure to warn of a potential problem. Our Pottsville product injury lawyers have a wide range of experience in defective product cases.
Hundreds of electronics are recalled each year due to product defects. Faulty electronics, including cell phones, computers, e-cigarettes and other devices can pose a risk of fire, electrocution or explosion. These product accidents often cause serious injuries to innocent victims. Defective power adapters and batteries can also pose a great risk to consumers. You can check to see if any of your electronics have been recalled for dangers at www.recalls.gov.
Common injuries caused by defective products
- Crush injuries
- Fractures, broken bones
- Head trauma, concussion, traumatic brain injury
- Chemical poisoning, toxic exposure
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
Munley Law product liability lawyers will fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries.
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If you’re hurt by a bad drug, unsafe medical device, or other recalled or dangerous product, you need a legal team that will stand up for your rights. At Munley Law, it is our practice to never charge a fee for our legal services unless we recover compensation for you and your family. Call or click today and have a team of the country’s top product liability attorneys review your case entirely for free, with no obligation whatsoever.