Connecticut Product Liability Lawyer
Defective Product Injury Claims
Every day, we use countless products to navigate our lives. From our cell
phones to our cars to the medications we take, these products are designed
to make our lives easier, safer, and better. But all too often, defective
and dangerous products make it onto the market and into the hands of unsuspecting
consumers, resulting in devastating accidents, serious injuries, and deaths
that never should have happened.
If you or someone you love was harmed by a defective product, turn to the
Connecticut product liability lawyers at RisCassi & Davis, P.C. We
have handled many cases involving defective products, such as automobiles,
airplanes, pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, heaters, lawn mowers,
snow blowers, and food and beverages. For your convenience, we have broken
our discussion of our product liability down into the more specific areas
Even if your Connecticut product liability claim does not fit perfectly
into one of the categories below, give us a call at
(860) 245-2412 to discuss your potential case during a free consultation.
Types of Product Defects
First and foremost, it’s important to understand what makes a product
defective. Just because a product is dangerous, this does not necessarily
mean it has a defect. For example, a chainsaw is inherently dangerous,
but a chainsaw that is missing a safety guard is defective.
Product defects fall into the following three categories:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Labeling/marketing defects
A design defect is a flaw in the actual design of the product, making it
unreasonably unsafe for normal use. As a result, all products with that
design will be faulty. A manufacturing defect occurs when the product
has an acceptable design but is not manufactured correctly. A product
that is missing parts or that is contaminated during production would
have a manufacturing defect. Lastly, labeling/marketing defects refer
to products that are missing critical consumer information, such as instructions,
safety/side effect warnings, choking hazard stickers, etc.
When vehicles are defective, or when they contain defect parts, this can
lead to serious accidents.
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we have represented clients in all types
of auto defect cases, including those involving:
- Vehicle design
- Engine components
- Braking systems
We know how to investigate
automobile accidents to determine whether a defect led to the crash and often work with a team
of accident reconstructionists to build solid cases that prove what went
wrong and who is liable.
Drugs & Medical Devices
Our Connecticut product liability lawyers can represent you if you or your
loved one was negatively affected by a dangerous or
defective drug or medical device. We have successfully represented clients in cases involving harmful over-the-counter
medications and prescription drugs, as well as a variety of medical devices,
such as metal-on-metal hip implants, birth control devices, transvaginal
mesh, and more. We are also currently accepting
Zantac cancer lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed cancer after taking ranitidine
Defective and dangerous children’s products injure and kill countless
innocent children each year. Defective toys alone injure more than 220,000
children annually in the United States. At RisCassi & Davis, P.C.,
we believe that this is simply unacceptable, and we are committed to helping
parents and loved ones hold negligent manufacturers accountable.
We handle defective children’s product claims involving:
- Car seats
- Lead paint poisoning
- Baby formula
This is not an exhaustive list; if your child was injured due to any unsafe
or defective product, reach out to us today to learn how our attorneys
can help you seek justice.
Household Appliances & Tools
Our firm represents clients injured by all types of defective household
products and tools. This includes cases involving house fires started
by defective electrical systems/appliances (such as dryers), injuries
caused by defective power tools, electrocutions by defective electronic
devices and chargers, toxic exposure from household cleaning supplies
and chemicals, and more.
Do You Have a Claim?
In order to have grounds for a product liability claim, you will have to
show that the product had a flaw or defect and that this caused you injuries
or harm, as well as measurable damages. Damages can include financial
losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, and intangible losses, such
as pain and suffering.
Additionally, you will have to prove that you were using the product as
it was intended and without any modifications when you were injured. If
you modified the product or were using it in some other way than it was
intended, you could lose your right to receive compensation for your damages.
Reach Out to Our Legal Team Today
Product liability cases are highly complex and require the skill and expertise
of a knowledgeable defective product attorney. At RisCassi & Davis,
P.C., seven of
our attorneys are Board Certified as Civil Trial Law Advocates by the National Board
of Trial Advocacy, and we are the only personal injury law firm in Connecticut
to be named a “Top 50 Law Firm” by the
National Law Journal. We have earned a strong reputation for providing personalized client services
and aggressive, effective advocacy.
We are able to meet you at your home or in the hospital anywhere in Connecticut
if your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office. We also offer
same-day appointments available on weekends and in evenings upon request.
Give us a call at
(860) 245-2412 or submit a
free online case evaluation form today to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation.