Dallas Dangerous Product Lawyers
Dangerous & Defective Consumer Products
We rely on countless consumer products to make our lives safer, healthier, and easier. In most cases, these products do just that—but when a product is unreasonably dangerous or defective, it can have the exact opposite effect.
Every year, millions of Americans are injured or even killed by dangerous and defective products. At Potts Law Firm, we believe that manufacturers, corporations, distributors, and other large entities should be held accountable when they prioritize profits over public safety. Our Dallas dangerous product lawyers are tireless advocates for the rights of consumers and have secured billions of dollars in compensation. When it comes to protecting our clients’ rights, we move quickly and aggressively with the goal of leveling the playing field and pushing back against the interests of powerful manufacturers.
If you were injured by a defective product, call our Dallas office today at (214) 238-8572 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary consultation and case review.
What Makes a Product “Defective?”
While many products can be classified as “dangerous,” a product is only considered “defective” if it poses an unreasonable risk of injury when used correctly. Products that fail to perform as advertised or intended may also be considered defective.
Products that are unreasonably dangerous or defective can cause serious injury or even death. Victims and their families may be entitled to bring legal action against the manufacturer or another party responsible for creating, marketing, or distributing the product in the form of a product liability lawsuit. When consumer products cause widespread harm, victims can participate in mass litigation, including both class actions and mass torts.
Three Types of Product Defects
Consumer products may contain any of the following three types of product defects:
- Design Defects: If the product has been designed in such a way that it cannot be safely used, or it poses an excessive or unreasonable risk to the user, it likely has a design defect. Examples of design defects include top-heavy vehicles that roll over in collisions and medications with side effects that far outweigh their benefits.
- Manufacturing Defects: When a product is properly designed but improperly created or constructed, it likely has a manufacturing defect. Some examples of manufacturing defects include seatbelts that are incorrectly installed into vehicles and power tools that are missing the proper safety guards.
- Marketing/Labeling Defects: A marketing, or labeling, defect refers to instances in which a product is properly designed and manufactured but is missing important labels, such as warnings, instructions, or lists of possible side effects. Products that are improperly marketed or advertised can also be considered defective.
It is important to understand the type of defect a product contains, as this typically points to the liable party. At Potts Law Firm, we work with industry experts who identify product defects and provide expert testimony on behalf of our clients. We know how to use this information as powerful evidence as we aggressively seek maximum compensation.
Commonly Defective Products
Certain consumer products are more often the subject of product liability litigation than others.
At Potts Law Firm, we assist clients who have been harmed by all types of defective products, including but not limited to:
- Automobiles and auto parts
- Children’s toys and products
- Pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices
- Household cleaners
- Tools and equipment
- Food and beverage products
- Electronic devices
- Industrial chemicals, detergents, solvents, and dyes
At our Dallas office, we assist clients with all types of product liability litigation, including single-plaintiff claims, mass torts, and class action lawsuits. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective or dangerous product, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Our team can help you bring a claim against the liable manufacturer, as well as aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
We are here to help you with every aspect of your claim. Call (214) 238-8572 or contact us online to request a complimentary consultation today. Hablamos español.
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What Types of Damages Are Available in a Product Liability Claim?
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be suffering significant physical pain and emotional distress as a result of the injury. You have likely begun receiving medical bills related to treatment for your injury, and you could even be out of work as you recover. By filing a dangerous product claim, you can seek fair compensation for the losses, or “damages,” you have endured as a result of your injury.
While every case is different, you may be able to recover the following types of damages in your product liability claim:
- Medical expenses, including future care costs
- Lost income, wages, or employment benefits
- Loss of future income
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disfigurement
- In-home assistance and/or medical care
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
- Loss of earning ability due to permanent injury or incapacitation
Our defective product attorneys can review the details of your situation during a no-cost, no-obligation consultation at our office in Dallas or over the phone. Once we have learned more about the unique factors involved in your case, we can provide more detailed and personalized information regarding the types of damages you may be able to recover, as well as the potential overall value of your claim.
Auto Explosion Seven-Figure Settlement
Attorney Robert MN Palmer and his team secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer for a defective fuel tank system. The client received 3rd and 2nd-degree burns over 60% of her body when the 2004 vehicle she was driving was hit in the rear causing the vehicle to become as witnesses describe a “fireball.”
Avandia Aggregate Settlement Seven-Figure Settlement
Potts Law Firm entered a high seven-figure aggregate settlement on behalf of clients that ingested Avandia and were injured.
Birth Injury $4.6 Million
Derek H. Potts and Samuel Cullan were members of the plaintiff's trial team which obtained a $4,600,000 verdict for a minor delivered at Bethany Medical Center. Ariana Wilburn, the minor, suffered a spinal cord presentation after being born in the breech position.
Birth Injury $1.5 Million
Partner Timothy L. Sifers settled a $1,500,000 medical malpractice case pertaining to a birth injury on behalf of a Sudanese family.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty & Legal Malpractice Confidential Settlement
Christopher D. Lindstrom and T. “Micah” Dortch represented a Bankruptcy Trustee in the Southern District of Texas. The case involved allegations of breach of fiduciary duty by the owners of a video game developer and legal malpractice by its attorney related to the failure to properly use the funds invested by others for the creation of an online first-party shooter game.
Callen vs. Heartland 7 Figure Settlement
Buchanan County Circuit Court, 2006. Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel which obtained a seven-figure settlement during the trial due to medical malpractice.
Car Accident Confidential Settlement
Eric G. Jensen represented a father of two who had another driver turn right in front of him on a Greene County country road near Springfield, Missouri. Rather than hit the driver, our client swerved to avoid the collision and his vehicle rolled into a ditch.
Car Accident $424,000
Eric G. Jensen represented a bright young lady and new mother who was hit by another car at an intersection in Springfield, Missouri. After a lengthy trial, the Greene County, Missouri jury awarded this client $400,000 for her permanent back injury.
Catastrophic Injuries $3.5 Million
Derek H. Potts was co-lead counsel with Thomas Cartmell in representing John Novogradac of Kansas City whose health was neglected during his stay at two nursing home facilities. Mr. Novogradac developed bedsores on his body and had above-knee amputations on both legs after his wounds became severely infected with gangrenous and dead tissue.
CEO Fraud $20 Million
“Micah” Dortch and Chris D. Lindstrom represented a United States Bankruptcy Trustee in C.A. No. 4:11-cv-3700; Rodney Tow vs. Amegy Bank, John H. Speer et. al, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. After over Ten Million Dollars in pre-trial settlements with various defendants, the case proceeded to trial against the target defendant with an ultimate verdict in favor of the Plaintiff.