Consumer Products

Dedicated Attorneys Representing Clients Injured by Dangerous Products Nationwide

When someone buys a product, the last thing on their minds is the potential harm arising from defects in the item or its accompanying instructions. Unfortunately, many manufacturers release products into the market that pose unreasonable dangers, leading to severe injuries or, in some cases, even fatalities. If you find yourself as an injured consumer, grappling with substantial medical expenses and work interruptions, your primary avenue for seeking compensation often involves pursuing the manufacturer, and a product liability lawyer can be invaluable in this process. The Neumann Law Group, boasting consumer rights attorneys in Traverse City, Detroit, and Grand Rapids, offers reliable legal representation to injured consumers across Michigan, Massachusetts, New York, and California.

How to Pursue a Dangerous Product Claim

In order to succeed in receiving compensation from a manufacturer for injuries sustained due to a product, MIchigan and other states require injured consumers to establish the presence of a defect to initiate a product liability lawsuit. Defects fall into three categories: design, manufacturing, and marketing defects. The burden rests on the victim to prove the existence of one of these defects, its causal relationship to the injury, and the actual damages suffered. Proving these elements of a negligence claim can be difficult, especially when manufacturers and insurance companies have experienced legal teams working to help their clients avoid liability for designing, manufacturing, and marketing dangerous consumer products.

Manufacturing defects arise when a product deviates from the manufacturer's specifications. Typically isolated to specific items within a product line, these defects are relatively straightforward to identify as the specifications themselves serve as benchmarks. Crucially, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defect existed at the time the product left the defendant's control. If a product quickly degrades to a dangerous state after normal use by a consumer, a design defect claim may be more appropriate.

A design defect involves an intentional aspect of the product that renders it unreasonably dangerous from its inception. For instance, a car prone to rollovers may be deemed to have a defective design. While negligence may need to be proven, strict liability may apply if the plaintiff establishes the existence of an economically feasible alternative design that could have prevented the injury. This requires demonstrating that there was a realistic alternative that would have mitigated the risk without significantly diminishing the product's utility. Claims arising out of design defects may face obstacles when the manufacturer can demonstrate that the product met state or federal safety regulations at the time of its manufacture. A qualified Michigan consumer products attorney can help plaintiffs overcome this hurdle and obtain a fair settlement nonetheless.

Marketing defects encompass flaws in consumer information, such as inadequate instructions, improper labeling, or a failure to warn about hidden dangers. Cases involving dangerous drugs or defective medical devices often hinge on the failure to warn about serious or potentially fatal side effects. The existence of a warning label does not necessarily shield a product’s distributor from a marketing defect claim, as the warning must be specific enough to adequately inform a reasonably prudent consumer as to the risks involved in the product’s use.

Neuman Law Group is Accepting Clients hur by Various Known Dangerous Products

Neumann Law Group is always seeking potential Michigan clients for dangerous product claims, and our legal team follows industry journals, product recalls, and news stories closely to determine what dangerous product claims may be actionable for our clients. Specifically, we are seeking clients who may have been injured or suffered other harm as a result of their use of the following consumer products:

  • Bacterial Contamination in Similac Baby Formula
  • Benzene
  • Chemical Hair Straighteners
  • Design Defects
  • E-Cigarette Explosions
  • Firefighting Foam
  • Harbor Freight Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands
  • Laundress Laundry Detergent
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Paraquat
  • Pressure Cookers
  • Roundup
  • Seatbelt Failure Injury
  • Similac and Enfamil Baby Formula - Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Takata Airbags
  • Talcum Powder

For individuals harmed by a defective product, seeking legal counsel is paramount. The Neumann Law Group, with experienced product liability lawyers in Traverse City, Detroit, and Grand Rapids, offers assistance to injured consumers in Michigan, Massachusetts, and California, and New York. Renowned for securing substantial settlements, the attorneys at Neumann Law Group serve clients across various locations and can be contacted toll-free at 800-525-NEUMANN or through their online form to arrange a free consultation.

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