When consumers use a product that is defectively designed or manufactured, they may be killed or possibly sustain catastrophic injuries. The people hurt by such or products or the families of those killed may be entitled to compensation because of a manufacturer, retailer, distributor, or another party’s negligence.
In some dangerous product cases, it is possible that multiple parties may be liable for damages. It is important to see whether the responsible parties failed to warn users of any safety risks in instruction manuals or warning labels.
Cincinnati Defective Products Lawyer
If you sustained serious injuries or your loved one was killed after using a dangerous product, it is important to immediately contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Steiden Law Offices helps the victims of defectively manufactured and designed products throughout Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio.
We represent clients in such communities as Cincinnati, Forest Park, Covington, and Florence on a contingency basis. This means you don’t pay anything unless we win your case, and we will provide a free consultation to review your case when you call (513) 888-8888.
Kentucky and Ohio Defective Products Information Center
- What causes products to be defective?
- Which kinds of products may be defective?
- Who may be liable for defective or dangerous products?
When it comes to product liability, there are three general types of claims that may be pursued:
- Defectively Designed Products — Items in which the hazard is in the product’s original design and applies to all the products that were manufactured
- Defectively Manufactured Products — Items with possibly isolated hazards that were the result of construction errors, not faulty design
- Defectively Marketed Products — Items that did not include warnings about inappropriate usage, possible side-effects, or conflicting medications
There are many types of products that can be grounds for a product liability lawsuit. Some of these include, but are not limited to:
- Sporting Goods — Exercise equipment, firearms, helmets, jungle gyms, playground equipment, or trampolines
- Automobile Parts — Airbags, brakes, car doors, door locks, power steering, seat belts, steering columns, or tires
- Recreational vehicles — ATVs, bicycles, boats, motorhomes, travel trailers, and watercrafts
- Lawn Equipment — Chainsaws, gardening tools, hedge trimmers, lawn mowers leaf blowers,, riding mowers, rototillers, weed whackers, or wheelbarrows
- Industrial Machinery, Power and Construction Equipment — Augers, backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, conveyor belts, drill presses, forklifts, grinders, lathes, mixers, punch presses, safety harnesses, saws, tractors or welders
- Food Products — Cheeses, eggs, fruits, ground beef, juices, pet food, poultry, sandwich meats, or vegetables
- Dietary Supplements — Amino acids, botanicals, concentrates, constituents, extracts, herbs, metabolites, minerals, vitamins, or any dietary combinations
- Prescription Drugs — Accolate, Actos, ADHD Drugs, Avandia, Benzene, Bextra, Celebrex, Cipro, Ephedra, Fen-Phen, Fentanyl, Fosamax, Lamisil, Neurontin, Oxycontin, Rezulin, and Thimerosal
- Medical Devices — Breast implants, contraceptive devices, defibrillators, heart valves, hip implants, insulin pumps, intrauterine devices, kidney dialysis filters, knee replacement parts, pacemakers, pain pumps, stents, or transvaginal mesh
- Furniture — Beds, bookshelves, cabinets, chairs, couches, desks, dressers, tables, sofas, stands, or stools
- Household Appliances — Dishwashers, dryers, fans, freezers, furnaces, gas grills, microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, stoves, toasters, treadmills, washing machines, or water heaters
- Children’s Toys — bicycles, bicycle helmets, car seats, cribs, flammable clothing, lead or lead paint,play pens, play yards, toys with parts that present choking or suffocating hazards, or toys containing toxic chemicals
Depending on the specific product that was defective and the nature of the defective, it is possible that more than one party could be liable for your injuries. The chain of a product’s distribution may include:
- Distributors or wholesalers
- Instruction manual writers or editors
- Manufacturers of component parts
- Marketing firms
- Product designers
- Product packagers
Find a Defective Products Lawyer in Cincinnati
Steiden Law Offices has been fighting for clients in Hamilton County in Ohio and Boone County and Kenton County in Kentucky for two decades. We can investigate your case and hold all negligent parties accountable.
You could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other considerations if you or your loved one was injured by a dangerous product. Our personal injury attorneys can give you a complete review of your case and help you understand your legal options when you call our firm at (513) 888-8888 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.