Fort Worth Lawyer Holds Negligent Manufacturers Responsible for Defective Product Injuries
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At The Law Offices of J. Kent McAfee, P.C., we offer reliable, compassionate legal representation to people injured by defective products, from faulty medical implants to automobile defects and poorly designed machinery. Our extensive experience and focus on personal injury law means we know the questions you before you ask them. Our Tarrant County law firm is built on referrals from satisfied clients, and we take the time in every case to listen carefully to the details of your injury and explain the process of collecting monetary compensation from a manufacturer or supplier.
What does “defective” mean in a products-related case?
Defective does not always mean a product doesn’t work the way it was intended. A product may function exactly the way it was designed to, but may still be considered defective if it is unreasonably dangerous to consumers. For example, a riding lawn mower with insufficient safety equipment or inadequate consumer warnings may be unreasonably dangerous to users, even if it cuts the grass perfectly.
A product, such as a lawn mower, vehicle, toy or medical device, may have one or more defects:
- Design defects — A person injured by a poorly designed product may establish a right to compensation by proving there is a hypothetical, safer alternative design that is as economically feasible and as practical as the original design.
- Manufacturing defects — A manufacturing defect is an unintended defect that occurs in the manufacturing chain and causes the product to be more dangerous than consumers expect it to be.
- Marketing defects — A marketing defect may occur when product advertisements or instructions don’t adequately warn consumers of latent dangers in the product.
Keep in mind, though, that not all dangerous products are defective. A chain saw is inherently dangerous, but not necessarily defective. The question is whether the product, due to a flawed design, manufacturing defect or inadequate warning, presented an unreasonable risk of harm to users.
What are some examples of defective products?
Virtually any type of consumer product or commercial equipment can have hidden defects that present an unreasonable risk of harm to end users. Defective products show up in medical environments, workplaces, homes and businesses of all kinds. Some defective products you may have heard about in the news include:
- Medical devices, such as artificial joint systems, including DePuy and other name-brand knee and hip implants and surgical mesh
- Robotic surgical equipment
- Heavy machinery used in construction that can lead to accidents
- Automobile design and manufacturing defects
- Vehicle parts and component defects, such as tire and air bag failure
- Toys containing lead or other defects, such as choking hazards
If you believe an unsafe product caused your injuries, consult an experienced attorney to evaluate your case and protect your rights. Big insurance companies that want to protect manufacturers and suppliers do not intimidate us at the Law Offices of J. Kent McAfee, P.C. Our goal is to build strong, trial-ready cases and obtain settlements for many types of accident victims and their families.
Call our attorney for a free consultation for your defective product related accidents and injuries
At the Law Offices of J. Kent McAfee, P.C., our lawyer is ready to help you pursue monetary compensation for injuries caused by a defective product. We are dedicated to seeking justice for victims in defective products cases. Our office is located in the Fort Worth HOSPITAL DISTRICT , and we are available to meet with after hours and on the weekends as needed. Call 817-332-7676 or visit us online today to arrange your free case evaluation.