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. For your convenience, we have broken our discussion of our product liability down into the more specific areas listed below.
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.
Connecticut Product Liability Cases We've Handled
We have handled many cases involving defective products, such as:
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Medical devices
- Lawn mowers
- Snow blowers
- And food and beverages
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
What Is Considered a Design Defect?
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.
Dangerous or Defective 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 medications.
Defective Children’s Products
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.
Defective 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 Connecticut?
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.
We are also 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.
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$12.6 Million Wrongful Death
Injury and death damages as a result of an explosion at the Kleen Energy plant.
$11 Million Truck Accident
Collision with commercial delivery truck results in brain injury.
$9 Million Paralyzed Worker
$9,000,000 settlement for a paralyzed construction worker.
$8.1 Million Medical Malpractice
Improperly performed biopsy lead to wrongful death.
$7.5 Million Automobile Accident
Nursing student who was rendered a paraplegic as the result of a motor vehicle accident.