Minneapolis Defective Product Attorneys
Do You Have a Case?
Whether it’s an industrial machine, a household product, a vehicle, a tool or a toy, a product must be made reasonably safe. All foreseeable hazards must be identified by the manufacturer. Then these hazards need to be designed away, guarded against or warned about. In a severe injury case involving a product such as burns, amputation, crush injuries or death, all theories of liability need to be examined. Was there a manufacturing defect, a defective design, improper warning or a violation of federal standards such as OSHA or ANSI?
At GoldenbergLaw, we have successfully helped thousands of people injured by defective products over 30 years. Our experienced defective product lawyers are passionate about holding these companies accountable and making sure you have every opportunity to be properly compensated. We stand ready to guide you throughout the process. Our product liability law firm has the knowledge and resources to properly investigate your claim and fight for you. It costs you nothing to find out your options.
Defective Product Attorneys: Quick Facts
Companies will often claim that they can’t be held responsible if a consumer was injured when not using the product “as directed.” However, many victims are hurt when they use the product in a way that could be predicted by a reasonable designer or manufacturer. When a product is defective, liability is placed on the manufacturer if the product does not meet industry standards.
Design: It is the job of the manufacturer to ensure a product is designed to mitigate any potential harm to consumers. If the product is inherently dangerous, the danger must be designed away or the consumer must be warned.
Manufacturing: When making new products, companies are expected to manufacture a safe and effective product. Unfortunately, some companies cut corners and produce goods that put consumers in danger.
Warning: If a product is inherently dangerous to all consumers or just a particular population, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to warn consumers of the potential danger associated with their product.
Injuries and Liability
Injuries: Injuries can come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on the product, a variety of accidents could occur while using it. If you experienced an injury due to a defective product, contact us today.
Liability: When it comes to defective products, there are many things that could qualify. All sorts of items can malfunction and cause harm to you. This is why it’s so important that the manufacturers are following all of the guidelines as they do their work.
Current Product Liability Investigations
Explore the list of defective product investigations that our product liability law firm is currently involved in. More information around symptoms and legal options can be found on each page.
Children’s Products: Many over-the-counter teething products contain benzocaine, a powder used in ointments acting as a local anesthetic. Benzocaine can be dangerous to infants since it can cause methemoglobinemia which can result in reduction of the level of oxygen carried within an infant’s body. Sadly, this blood disorder can cause death. If your child has suffered methemoglobinemia while using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine, contact the Minnesota Benzocaine Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw.
Children’s Toys: Toys can be dangerous to children if they include small toy parts, balls, or balloons. It is the job of the manufacturer to design them properly and to include the proper warnings and label toys for suitable age groups.
Contaminated Food: Consumers of contaminated food can become seriously ill if there was negligence in preparing and storing food or if the food product was defective and unreasonably dangerous.
Firefighting Foam and Forever Chemicals: PFAS “forever chemicals” are linked to groundwater contamination and can cause conditions such as infertility, birth defects, and cancer. Forever chemicals are found in aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) or “firefighting foam,” which is used for liquid fire suppression. AFFF exposure has been linked to increased cancer risks for firefighters. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or a developmental injury after exposure to firefighting foam or forever chemicals, contact our Minnesota toxic exposure attorneys today.
Flammable Clothing: Not all manufacturers incorporate flame-retardant chemicals or flame resistant fabrics into children’s clothing. The U.S. standards do not require it yet approximately 4,300 people per year suffer injuries from highly flammable clothing.
Garage Doors: Overhead doors (usually known as garage doors) are extremely common, but safety precautions for the design, manufacturing, installation, inspection, and maintenance of the garage doors must be taken to prevent injury from these products. If these safety precautions are overlooked, garage doors can fail and cause severe injury or even death. Call our Minnesota Garage Door Defect Attorneys today if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective garage door.
Industrial Machinery: Manufacturers of industrial machinery are responsible for the safety of their equipment. Although danger is inherent in most industrial machinery, guards and warnings must be incorporated into the product.
JUUL E-Cigarettes: The e-cigarette company JUUL’s vaping products have been linked to addiction and the development of respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses. Specifically, the use of JUUL e-cigarettes has been linked to lung damage, strokes, heart attacks, and even death. If you or a loved one has been harmed after using JUUL e-cigarettes, contact the E-Cigarette Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw.
Roundup: Roundup is one of the most popular weed killers globally. However, scientific studies have determined that exposure to Roundup can cause a serious cancer–Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). Roundup manufacturers Monsanto and Bayer have failed to warn about the dangerous risk of cancer. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with NHL after exposure to Roundup, contact the Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw.
Tools: Employers and manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their tools. When OSHA violations, manufacturing defects, or design flaws result in serious injuries, employers and tool manufacturers can be held liable for any financial losses that are suffered as a result.
Vehicles: A motor vehicle is an exceptionally complex piece of machinery. Even the slightest defect in one of its parts can prevent it from operating safely and effectively. One defective part or shoddy bit of material can prove deadly. Defects such as faulty ignition switches and exploding airbags have been particularly newsworthy lately.
Other Defective Products: There are many different ways that various types of products can be defective. Product manufacturers have a responsibility to either warn about product dangers or re-design the product by making reasonable changes to it.
After suffering an injury from a defective product, you need to start thinking about your health and your legal rights. Contact our team of defective products attorneys at GoldenbergLaw and see what we can do for you. You’re not being unreasonable for considering the possibility of pursuing compensation for your injuries. You may also save others from being hurt.
Free Consultations: GoldenbergLaw offers free consultations to anyone who thinks that they have a case. There is no charge and there is never any obligation. You’ll only be charged if we win your case. Our product liability law firm will provide you with the Gold standard of advocacy that you deserve!
Defective Product Injuries: A True Story
A 24-year-old man was working in a factory that made different kinds of plastic bottles using plastic injection molding machines. These machines would sometimes jam, and plastic needed to be removed. As he was reaching to remove the plastic, his sleeve was caught by the machine, and his hand and arm were quickly pulled into the moving machine. This caused a horrible amputation of his hand and other serious injuries.
This young man contacted GoldenbergLaw. We immediately investigated the situation and consulted with a top expert who told us that this machine should have had a guard that could have prevented this situation. We brought suit against the manufacturer of the machine. After extensive litigation, we were able to secure a confidential settlement that took care of his needs for the future. The manufacturer of the machine also changed its design for future machines.
Injured by a Defective Product?
What you do after a defective product injury can have a significant impact on the success or failure of any future legal action. Before you reach out to our defective products lawyers in Minnesota, make sure you have your facts straight. Fortunately, we’re here to guide you.
After being hurt by a defective product you should:
- Keep the product. Don’t do anything to put yourself in danger, of course, but if you can safely keep the product in your possession, do so. All pieces are important. Physical evidence might prove crucial for any legal action. Take many photographs of the product so you have a visual record of its physical state as well.
- Do not alter or fix the product. Many people think they should fix the defect, but altering the product may make it impossible to understand what failed.
- Immediately seek medical attention. The most important consideration here is your health, so don’t take it for granted. Don’t dismiss any injuries or symptoms. See your doctor as soon as possible.
- Assemble any documentation you have related to the product. This includes purchase records, technical information, owner’s manuals or user instructions. It might seem over-the-top, but you can never have enough evidence in a defective products case. Also, you should request copies of any medical records documenting your injuries and treatment.
- Finally, arrange a consultation with our defective products lawyers. Delaying can put your claim at risk, and you want to move fast to ensure that a professional investigation is possible. Others across the country might have been hurt by the same product, and the only way to know is to take the first step and report the incident to us.
FAQs for Defective Products
What Should I Do If I Am Injured By a Defective Product?
If you are injured by a defective product, make sure you have your facts in order by following the checklist:
- Keep the product if you can safely keep it in your possession
- Do not alter or fix the product
- Immediately seek medical attention
- Assemble any documentation you have related to the product including purchase records, technical information, owner’s manuals, and/or user instructions
- Arrange a free defective product lawsuit consultation with our defective product lawyers as soon as possible
What Should I Do If a Manufacturer of a Defective Product Contacts Me Directly About a Settlement?
If you are contacted by a manufacturer of a defective product, we recommend that you say “No comment” and reach out to the Defective Product Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw. We have the experience required to help you navigate the complicated defective product lawsuit process and have settled thousands of defective product lawsuits over our 34 years of business.
How Can a Product Become Defective?
A product can become defective through design defects, manufacturing defects, or the manufacturer’s failure to warn users of the potential dangers associated with their product. A variety of accidents and injuries can occur while a defective product is being used. When a product is defective, the manufacturer can be held liable if the product does not meet industry standards. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact GoldenbergLaw today.
What Types of Defective Products are Being Investigated by GoldenbergLaw?
- Children’s Products
- Children’s Toys
- Contaminated Food
- Firefighting Foam and Forever Chemicals
- Flammable Clothing
- Garage Doors
- Industrial Machinery
- JUUL E-Cigarettes
- Penumbra JET 7 Xtra Flex Catheters
- Hernia Mesh
- Talcum Powder
How Do I Know If I Have a Defective Product Case?
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due a defective product, you may have a defective product lawsuit. All foreseeable product hazards must be identified by the manufacturer. These hazards must be designed away, guarded against, or warned about. Severe injuries, and even death, can occur as a result of defective products. Manufacturing defects, design defects, improper warnings or violations of federal standards such as OSHA or ANSI may have occurred and the manufacturer could be held responsible for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact the Defective Product Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw.
Why Should I Choose GoldenbergLaw for my Defective Product Lawsuit?
Being harmed by a defective product is a scary experience, and knowing how to proceed with a defective product lawsuit can be confusing. The Defective Product Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw have over thirty years of experience helping thousands of people who were hurt by defective products. Our Defective Product Attorneys are determined to hold these companies accountable and help you be compensated for your injuries. We have successfully negotiated thousands of defective product lawsuit settlements. We will be there with you for every step of the journey. We have the knowledge and resources to investigate your claim and provide you with the Gold standard of advocacy you deserve.
Why Choose GoldenbergLaw?
Any foreseeable problems in product manufacturing should be caught and taken care of by the manufacturer. If they are not, and that defect causes you an injury, contact GoldenbergLaw today. Our product liability attorneys in Minnesota have years of experience working with many different types of products.
Contact our team today and leave the sleepless nights to us.