Ohio Defective Products Lawyers
After researching your next big purchase for weeks and snatching a great deal, the product fails to act as described. What’s worse? You have sustained injuries due to an inherent defect in the way the product was designed or constructed. Through no fault of your own you are now lying in a hospital bed awaiting results, wondering how much longer your recovery will last. Will you return to work? Will you be able to support your family?
No one should have to consider these questions simply because they were injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party. Unfortunately, these cases are very common. Ohio product liability lawyers are available to help you overcome this difficult time.
Ohio Defective Products Liability Laws
Federal and state laws hold manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of commercial products accountable when they make products that hurt the average consumer. There are three main categories of defective products claims. These include:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Insufficient instructions and warnings
A design defect means that there is a flaw in the product’s overall design that contributed to your injuries. When a product is designed with a faulty blueprint and manufactured at large, one can assume that this product has hurt several people. Design defect product lawsuits may lead to getting the entire product line pulled from the shelves.
Manufacturing defects take place when a well-designed product is built using shoddy materials or constructed haphazardly to such an extent that they do not hold up to their intended use. When a consumer then goes to use the product according to the instructions, it fails to live up to its expectations. In extreme cases, these defects lead to severe injuries that can keep someone recovering for weeks at a time. All because of careless craftsmanship, you could lose significant time away from work and rack up costly medical bills.
Lastly, when a product fails to provide consumers clear instructions on how to appropriately use the product and causes harm, or when the product fails to adequately warn consumers about the dangers of using the product, it can lead to long-lasting harm. If you have suffered because of any of the above product defects, an Ohio product liability attorney may be able to help you recover compensation.
How can an Ohio Defective Products Lawyer Help Me?
Unsuspecting consumers shouldn’t be treated as guinea pigs by the manufacturers responsible for creating the products that hurt them. Whether a faulty electronic caused a severe burn or a children’s toy sent your child to the hospital, the parties responsible for these actions deserve to be held accountable for wrongdoing. Defective products lawyers can help you recover for several expenses associated with your injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- In-home care
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
In cases of extreme and malicious negligence, it may be possible to recover punitive damages. These damages are intended to punish the liable party so that they won’t repeat their offense. It’s important to discuss the possibility of all damages with an Ohio defective products lawyer. Yuspeh Rappaport Law, LLC attorneys have years of experience handling such cases and are eager to discuss your unique case at no charge. Call (216) 417-6758 or contact us online for a free consultation.