Product liability practice is complex and requires expertise and a level of creativity beyond that which is typically demanded in routine legal practices. Our experienced attorneys at CLG have been widely recognized for possessing these attributes and obtaining the right results. They frequently lecture, and are regularly published, as specialists in their field.
For example, there are times when products are unreasonably dangerous or sold in such a condition to make them defective. In these instances the seller or manufacturer may be liable without fault. This means that even if the seller or manufacturer is careful in making the product or selling the product to you the seller or manufacturer may still be sued because the product itself is the problem no matter what steps the seller or manufacturer took to make it safe.
There are some things that are unavoidably unsafe and the benefits to society outweigh the dangers that these products present. For example, prescription drugs and vaccines are examples of products that are unavoidably unsafe, but their benefit outweighs that risk. Just because the drug or vaccine has side effects or the drug or vaccine affects someone much worse then it does an average person, you may not have a case under products liability, but you should always check with an attorney before proceeding further.
There is also an exception for certain foods. The “foreign-natural” distinction, as it is referred to, gives companies leeway in the packaging of their food even though there may be technology available to make sure certain things don’t end up in the packaged foods.
We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation to discuss your product liability case in detail.