As consumers, the law seeks to protect us against the damaging effects of dangerous and defective goods. Since it simply isn’t possible for government agencies to test and inspect every single product that goes on the shelves, it does this by imposing strict liability on designers, manufacturers, and sellers who offer defective drugs and products to the public.
This “strict liability” rule applies in Texas and across the country, and it means that victims of defective drugs and products do not need to prove negligence (as is required in most other injury cases) in order to recover financial compensation. If you were injured by a defective product that you were using as intended, as long as you act quickly, in most cases you will be entitled to seek a financial recovery.
Of course, actually recovering the compensation you deserve is a different story. While the law protects consumers, the defense lawyers that protect large corporations and their insurance companies know how to fight victims’ claims for just compensation. Without skilled attorneys who can level the playing field, you are unlikely to recover any money for your medical bills and other losses.
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we know how to take on the big companies. In fact, we used to work for them. Today, we use the insights and inside knowledge, we gained from this experience to fight for the compensation that victims rightfully deserve.
From airbags to tires, nearly every component of a vehicle has the potential to be defective. Lately, it seems like we hear about a major defect scandal on the news every few months, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is constantly issuing recalls for replacement of defective car and truck parts.
Consumer Devices and Electronics
While defects in the latest consumer devices and electronics often make headlines as well, many more dangerous products quietly cause serious – and often fatal – injuries. Defects in tools, toys, appliances, and even child safety equipment regularly lead to catastrophic injuries and claims for financial compensation.
Building and Construction Materials
The same also goes for construction and building materials. Construction workers and homeowners alike can face life-threatening risks as a result of defects in wiring, lightning rods, plumbing fixtures, and other items.
Despite the fact that medicines and medical devices are subject to FDA approval, numerous individuals fall victim to dangerous drugs and devices every year. Like other products, drugs and medical devices are subject to frequent recalls. Also like other products, these recalls often come too late. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous drug or medical device, we can help you seek just compensation.