A “products liability” lawsuit may be brought by or on behalf of an individual injured or killed by a defective product against the manufacturer (and possibly the wholesalers, distributors and seller) of the defective product. Products liability lawsuits generally may involve several legal theories including negligence, “strict liability”, and breach of warranty, as described below. Depending upon the legal theories that are pursued, it may be possible to hold any entity in the product’s chain of distribution responsible for the harm caused by the dangerous product. This could include the manufacturer of the product, the manufacturer of a defective component of the product, a distributor of the product, or the end-seller of the product.
Generally speaking, one injured due to a defective product may seek compensation for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of earning capacity and property damage. In certain cases, one may also be entitled to seek punitive damages. A spouse or child of the victim may seek compensation for loss of consortium. In cases involving death, additional damages may be recoverable as well.
NOTICE: The information provided in this web site is provided as a service to you, but in no way does it constitute legal advice. Visiting this site nor contacting our office to discuss your case does not constitute the hiring of this office. Hiring this office is effective only upon completing and executing an Attorney-Client Fee Agreement with Randall J. Wolfe, PC. Randall l J. Wolfe, PC tries to provide reliable information, but we make no claims or promises about the completeness or adequacy of the information. Nothing herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of a competent attorney for your particular situation. Further, in all injury claims, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the incident question, protect applicable statutes of limitation and have physicians or other expert witnesses thoroughly evaluate any injuries. Because an attorney can best help you accomplish all of these things, if you have been injured, it is strongly recommended that you contact The Law Office of Randall J. Wolfe or another qualified attorney to evaluate your case as soon as possible.