Product Liability

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Sokolove Law is a law firm with extensive experience across a broad range of personal injuries. This includes many product liability cases. Product liability lawsuits happen after goods with known defects cause someone harm. Those who have suffered may be able to seek compensation.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability refers to cases where defective goods cause harm. People expect the products they buy to work as intended. But when these products are defective, those who use them may be harmed. The fault may then be traced back to the companies who made or sold the product in the first place. Huge companies often have the resources to prevent these defects, but they may choose to put profits over people.

People who have been injured by a defective product may be able to take legal action. By doing so, they may receive compensation for the harm they have suffered. These people may have better odds of getting this compensation if they work with an experienced personal injury firm.

What Products Pose a Risk?

Almost any product can cause harm if it is defective. However, some products will put people at especially high risk. The following products are just a few that have endangered people in recent years.

Medical Devices

A medical device may mean the difference between life or death for some patients. If the device does not work as intended, the consequences can be serious. Every year, thousands of people are harmed or killed due to unsafe or defective medical devices.

Notable medical devices that may have defects include:

  • Hernia mesh
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters
  • Knee and hip replacement parts
  • Transvaginal mesh

Personal Care

Personal care products that were marketed as safe have been linked to serious health issues and even death. These are not isolated incidents: they affect hundreds of thousands of people. Over the years, many major companies have been accused of failing to warn consumers about dangerous products and have had to compensate those who were harmed. We are currently reviewing cases involving the following products.

3M® Earplugs

Dual-Ended Combat Arms™ Earplugs (CAEv2) were standard issue equipment for soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2015. However, it was discovered that the earplugs were too short for proper insertion into the ears, effectively rendering them useless for many users.

3M Company paid $9.1 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly sold defective earplugs to the military, which put millions of service members at risk for hearing loss and impairment.

In addition to filing a V.A. claim, veterans may pursue compensation through a lawsuit against 3M for their injuries.

Talcum Powder

Talcum powder is derived from talc, a natural mineral. Talc can absorb odors and moisture very well. Because of this, it was sold as a personal care product that helps prevent rashes and chafing. After its introduction in the late 1800s, talcum powder became a staple of child care and beyond.

In recent years, though, thousands of people have taken legal action against Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest producer of talcum powder.

These suits claim that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Other forms of cancer & serious illnesses

If you did not see the product that injured you or your loved one above, our team may still be able to help. Submit the contact form on this page, and we will review your case and determine if we may be able to represent you.

Sokolove Law and Product Liability

Defective products can bring physical and financial harm to you or someone you love. Even worse, these products may not have caused harm if the companies who made and sold them acted responsibly.

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, Sokolove Law may be able to help you.

Sokolove Law works on your behalf. Our lawyers:

  • Can file a legal claim in any state
  • Will work around your schedule
  • Work on a contingency basis, meaning you do not have to pay any fees upfront

To learn more about how Sokolove Law can help you, fill out our contact form or call (888) 360-1323.

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Last modified: September 11, 2020