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Filing a Product Liability Claim

Every day, we rely on countless consumer products to make our lives easier, safer, and more convenient. Unfortunately, when these products fail to work as they should, they can have the opposite effect, putting you and your loved ones at risk.

If you or someone you love was injured by a defective or dangerous product, you deserve justice. At Potts Law Firm, we fight to hold negligent manufacturers, distributors, and companies accountable for the widespread harm caused by their dangerous and defective consumer goods. From dangerous drugs and medical devices to defective household goods, we have represented clients in all types of cases against national and global manufacturers. Our attorneys are aggressive, experienced, and committed to securing maximum compensation for their clients. When you choose our firm to represent you, you get a team that is willing to go the extra mile, one that will fight for you every step of the way.

Learn how our defective product attorneys can help you with your claim; call (888) 420-1299 or contact us online for a free initial consultation and case review.

What Makes a Product “Dangerous” or “Defective?”

Generally speaking, a product is considered “dangerous” or “defective” if it poses an unreasonable risk of injury or harm to the user when used correctly and as intended. Not all dangerous products are defective, and not all defective products result in injury. However, a manufacturer, distributor, or similar entity can be held liable for injuries and damages resulting from both dangerous and defective products.

There are three types of defects a product can have. These include:

  • Design Defects: Design defects are flaws in the design of a product that make the product unreasonably unsafe when it is used correctly and as intended. For example, an SUV with a high center of gravity, causing it to roll over easily, or a pharmaceutical medication with excessively risky side effects that far outweigh the benefits of taking the drug.
  • Manufacturing Defects: Manufacturing defects occur when products have a safe, reasonable design but an error is made or a flaw is introduced during production that causes the product to become unsafe for normal use. Examples include contaminated medications or food items, improperly installed seatbelts, and missing safety guards on power tools.
  • Labeling/Marketing Defects: Labeling/marketing defects refers to missing signage, such as safety warnings and instructions, required for the safe use of a product. It also includes products that are marketed for off-label and/or untested use, such as medications that are prescribed to treat various health conditions for which they have not been adequately tested.

If you were injured by a product containing one or more of these defects, you could have a product liability claim against the manufacturer or another liable party. Our dangerous product lawyers at Potts Law Firm can review the specifics of your case and advise you on your legal options.

Examples of Dangerous & Defective Products

Although any product can be dangerous or defective, some are more commonly the subject of product liability litigation than others.

Examples include:

  • Automobiles: Common auto defects include dangerous vehicle design, missing components, and defective seatbelts, airbags, tires, brakes, accelerators, and engines.
  • Appliances: Household appliances, such as washers, dryers, furnaces, water heaters, ovens, stoves, and refrigerators, can all pose a serious risk of injury if defective.
  • Children’s Products: Examples include poorly designed or defective cribs, car seats, swing seats, blankets, bottle warmers, and toys with missing choking hazard warnings.
  • Chemicals: Both household and industrial chemicals, including detergents, cleaners, solvents, and dyes, can be defective, putting users at serious risk of injury or illness.
  • Electronics: Examples of commonly defective electronic devices include e-cigarettes and vapes, batteries, chargers, cellphones, computers, laptops, and tablets.
  • Medical Devices: Defective and dangerous medical devices include IVC filters, transvaginal mesh, hernia mesh, ventilators, and more.
  • Medications: Dangerous pharmaceutical medications include acne medications, antidepressants, diabetes drugs, and blood thinners (anticoagulants), like Pradaxa.
  • Tools: Power tools, such as drills and saws, industrial equipment, and other tools pose a serious risk of severe injury when they are poorly designed, manufactured, or labeled.

This is not a complete list. There are many other types of products and consumer goods that can be dangerous and/or defective. If you were harmed by any type of defective product, it is in your best interests to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer from Potts Law Firm can review your situation and determine whether you have a case against the manufacturer or another liable party.

Call our office at (888) 420-1299 or contact us online to request a complimentary consultation.

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  • I had a wonderful experience with this law firm.

    “They were able to complete it in a timely manner and were great at keeping me up to date with communication throughout the entire process. I highly recommend using this law firm if the need arises.”

    - Stephen P.
  • I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him or any of the team at Potts.

    “Michael Bins has been extremely helpful in helping us to navigate a situation with an insurance claim on a commercial property. He’s gone above and beyond in moving our case toward a positive resolution that we’re satisfied with.”

    - Theo C.
  • The Potts Law Firm is a powerhouse of brilliant attorneys.

    “They know the law from every angle, dig deep, and will not accept anything less than what was asked in the original suit. The Potts team never backed down until the case was settled in full.”

    - Molly H.
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    “From the first meeting, Adam made me feel like he had my best interest at heart and took care of everything.  I can't say enough good things about how helpful, professional, and caring Adam was to me.”

    - Mary H.
  • I would recommend Potts Law Firm for any and all legal matters that come my way in the future!

    “The Potts Law Firm answered all of my numerous questions in layman’s terms which is what I needed. I was able to lie back & heal from my injuries knowing full well that my obligations were being handled appropriately.”

    - W. Gary

Types of Product Liability Cases We Handle

Our firm has successfully represented clients nationwide in single-plaintiff and mass litigation involving all types of dangerous and defective products. We can assist you if you or your loved one was harmed by any defective product.

Currently, we are focusing our defective product litigation on the following areas:

Get in touch with our firm right away to discuss your potential case. Even if you were harmed by a product not listed here, we encourage you to reach out to our firm to learn whether we can assist you in seeking fair compensation for your damages.

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Explore our past successes
  • Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Over $1 Billion

    The Potts Law Firm and its joint venture partners have been successful in resolving over $1 billion in transvaginal mesh settlements. Derek H. Potts was one of a handful of plaintiffs’ lawyers from around the country who spearheaded the establishment of what would become the largest medical device MDL consolidations in history.

  • Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch $184 Million

    Derek H. Potts was a member of the Kugel Mesh MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee which was instrumental in obtaining a $184,000,000 global settlement for several thousand persons who had received the Kugel Mesh hernia patch.

  • ERISA Class Action Settlement $36 Million

    T. “Micah” Dortch served as class counsel in the ERISA class action, Diebold, et al. v. Northern Trust Investments, N.A. et al., 09-Civ-1934 (Diebold), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where the Court approved a collective settlement of $36 million dollars for class representatives resulting in millions of dollars returned to investors.

  • Paraplegic Minor $12 Million

    Derek H. Potts and Timothy L. Sifers obtained a $12,100,000 verdict against Lisa Gard, M.D. for medical malpractice involving a minor. The jury found the Salina emergency room doctor to be negligent in her assessment of the minor upon presentation in the emergency room, failing to timely diagnose a rare spinal condition. The case was one of the largest verdicts in history in the State of Kansas.

  • Fraud Against Lender $10.7 Million

    “Micah” Dortch and Chris D. Lindstrom represented a United States Bankruptcy Trustee. The case stemmed from the massive bankruptcy of Royce Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the country.  Micah and Chris represented the bankruptcy Trustee against a multitude of defendants, including the chief Lender,  for claims related to the homebuilder’s downfall and the fraudulent transfer of assets from the rightful owners, the creditors.

  • 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.

  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Birth Injury $3.5 Million

    Partner Adam T. Funk secured a $3,500,000 settlement for a single mother whose infant suffered severe brain damage while being delivered in a New Mexico hospital. The mother, having no previous pregnancy or medical issues, began laboring and immediately went to a hospital. Despite the clear signs of fetal distress and hypoxia (lack of oxygen), the doctor and nurse did not order an emergency cesarean section.

  • Fraudulent Transfers $2.42 Million

    T. “Micah” Dortch and Christopher D. Lindstrom represented a Bankruptcy Trustee, resulting in a combined $2.42 million being recovered for creditors of ATP Oil & Gas Company. The claims related to fraudulent transfers of overriding royalty interests in oil & gas properties made by ATP in a failed attempt to liquidate the assets of the company.

  • Settlement for Missouri Minor Confidential Settlement

    Partner Timothy L. Sifers achieved a settlement on behalf of a child in Missouri who was a victim of medical malpractice.

  • 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.

How Our Product Liability Lawyers Can Help

At Potts Law Firm, we understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after a serious injury. To make matters worse, you may be facing numerous costly medical bills—made all the more challenging by the time you have had to take off work (and the income you have lost) to heal.

Our team is here to help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed.

We have the resources needed to take on powerful product manufacturers, distributors, and other entities. Our defective product lawyers are not afraid to go up against these entities and aggressively pursue the full, fair compensation you deserve. If the other side refuses to play fair, we are fully prepared to go to trial.

Thanks to our aggressive, client-focused approach, we have earned a reputation for winning the results our clients need. We can assist you with every aspect of your claim, from gathering evidence and submitting paperwork to communicating and negotiating with the opposing counsel. Throughout the process, you can rely on our team to be accessible, honest, and available. We are here to help you during this difficult time and help you heal.

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