Products Liability Law Center

Consumers can sue for design, manufacturing, and marketing defects, as well as breach of warranty.

Prescription drugs, medical devices, and foods are some of the products that can injure consumers.

Products liability cases involve establishing specific elements and meeting strict filing deadlines.

A manufacturer may remove a product with a known defect from the market and offer remedies to consumers.

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  • Design Defects
    If a product has a design defect, all units have the same defect, and for a plaintiff to sue it must be foreseeable that it would be unreasonably dangerous for consumers to use it in the intended way.
  • Dangerous Drugs
    Prescription drugs may suffer from manufacturing defects, meaning that they were made incorrectly, or marking defects, meaning that they did not have adequate warnings regarding side effects or risks.
  • Toxic Torts
    Victims of environmental contamination or exposure to harmful substances at work can seek damages from the responsible entities, but these cases are often best pursued by groups of injured plaintiffs.
  • Medical Devices
    Manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and others in the chain of commerce may be held liable if a medical device injures a patient due to a design defect, manufacturing defect, or marketing defect.
  • Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
    A federal law passed in 2022 allows victims of contaminated water at a North Carolina military base to pursue compensation from the government for resulting illnesses.
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