There are more product liability lawsuits filed against prescription drug manufacturers than against all other industries combined. Under strict product liability laws, drug manufacturers may be held liable for ANY serious injuries or deaths caused by their products regardless of the care they took to prevent defects.

Hazardous waste presents serious problems not only to humans but to the environment as well. Environmental law matters are particularly complex, not only due to the maze of federal, state and local laws involved but also because these laws are often highly technical in nature.

Brent Cordell

Attorney at Law

Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law

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Consumer Product Liability Claims

Defective products cause more than 29.5 million injuries and around 22,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

If a product or any of its component parts are defective, its manufacturer may be liable for damage under the Consumer Product Safety Act or the common law of negligence.

The United States Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Act in 1972,establishing the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as an independent agency of the federal government. CPSC develops safety standards and pursues recalls for products that present unreasonable or substantial risks of injury or death to consumers, and may ban a product if there is no feasible alternative. The CPSC has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 different products which do not lie in other federal agency's jurisdictions, such as food and drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, tobacco products, firearms and ammunition or motor vehicles.

If someone is injured by a defective product they may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, wholesaler or distributer, depending on the type of defect. Defective products may actually be designed with defects, they may have been manufactured improperly, or they may have been damaged in the packaging or distribution process. Defective and dangerous products cause hundreds if not thousands of injuries to consumers and users of such products every year. Companies that design, produce and sell products have an obligation to make them safe or warn about any inherent dangers.

Any product can potentially have dangerous defectives, but all accidents associated with a product are of course not necessarily grounds for personal injury lawsuits. For example, if you are using a product for a purpose it is not intended for or if you sustain an injury due to your own negligent use of the product you would not normally have a case. However, if a product breaks under reasonable use or causes injury when being used as intended then you may be eligible to pursue legal action.

Manufacturing defects are caused by errors in assembly and are not intended to be part of the product. Manufacturers are liable for any defects that occur as a result of faulty construction, even if the product as designed would be reasonably safe. In these cases the plaintiff usually must to prove that the defect allegedly responsible for their injury was present at the time the product left the factory where it was produced.

Design defects are more common, being flaws in the original blueprint of a product causing it to be unreasonably dangerous and creates a hazard for potential users.

Defective products cause more than 29.5 million injuries and around 22,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If you have become the victim of personal injury in the state of Texas it is important that you seek advice from a legal professional; you may be entitled to claim compensation if you have suffered physical or mental injury that has stemmed from the use of a defective medical device.
If you are experiencing serious side effects from a procedure involving a medical device implant or an injury from any defective product, or if you have been using a device or medication subject to a FDA recall contact Brent M. Cordell for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We also represent family members of those who have suffered a wrongful death due to dangerous drugs or defective products.


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