Who is Liable for Defective Medical Device Injuries?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 20, 2018 5:42:00 PM

Last year, the FDA issued more than 3,000 recalls of defective medical devices.  Dozens of the recalled devices were Class I recalls, reserved for defective medical products that pose a reasonable likelihood of causing serious injury or wrongful death.

With this many known defective and dangerous devices on the market, it is easy to understand why personal injury attorneys continue to represent countless individuals harmed by these dangerous products.  What may not be so easy to understand is just who is liable for your injuries. 

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Topics: product liability, medical malpractice, product recalls

Inherently Dangerous Products Can Cause Major Injuries

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 17, 2018 5:36:00 PM

For consumers, inherently dangerous products create a hazardous and often unknown risk of product liability injuries.  We expect businesses, manufacturers, and suppliers to provide safe, reliable, and tested products.  When they cut corners, it is innocent consumers who suffer.

While not all product liability cases involve inherently dangerous products, many do.  Understanding how these products can cause injury—even to the most careful of users—can give you a better idea of the risks greedy and careless companies takes when it comes to the safety and welfare of the public. 

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s product liability lawyers have helped many individuals in Ohio and throughout the country following an injury caused by an inherently dangerous product.  Below you will find information regarding inherently dangerous products and what injured victims can do about them.

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Topics: product liability

Class Action Product Liability Lawsuits: What You Should Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 7, 2018 2:48:56 PM

When manufacturers or suppliers create products that cause the same types of injuries to numerous people, attorneys representing the injured plaintiffs may have reason to pursue a class action claim.  Class action lawsuits against product makers and sellers can be an effective tool for protecting innocent consumers against greedy, negligent, or fraudulent businesses.

But making a decision regarding whether to pursue a class action lawsuit or whether to join an existing class in pending litigation is beyond the expertise of most people injured by defective products.  As a leading product liability law firm, the attorneys of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA are here to help.

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Topics: product liability

Consumer Protection: Product Liability Law in Action

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 16, 2018 7:43:00 AM

Consumer protection is essential to preventing personal injuries and wrongful deaths.  Government agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission do fantastic work overseeing businesses and taking action when unsafe products enter the marketplace.  But, despite their efforts, consumers continue to suffer.

The CPSC has existed for almost fifty years, and yet dangerous products, contaminated food, and defective motor vehicles continue to cause countless injuries to innocent victims.  For many of the injured and their families, preventative consumer protection fails.  When it does, a product liability lawsuit may be the only way to achieve justice—and may serve as a powerful protection for other unwary consumers.

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Ohio Liability Law: Who is Liable for Dangerous Products?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 30, 2018 10:25:00 PM

Liability law in Ohio allows people injured by a dangerous product to pursue legal action for their injuries.  But determining who may be held liable for dangerous products and the damages they cause is not always simple.

Vehicles, appliances, tools, and other consumer products may cause injuries for a variety of reasons. Pursuing legal action against the correct parties ensures that your case proceeds as expeditiously as possible, while also protecting your rights and your claims.  Holding all parties responsible also increases the likelihood that you will be able to collect the full and fair value of your claim. 

Below are explanations of the most common defendants in claims involving dangerous products.

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Consumer Product Recalls and Product Liability Lawsuits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 24, 2018 10:54:33 PM

A quick scan of the latest recalls on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website shows how frequently dangerous consumer products injure unsuspecting users.  Bicycles, cabinets, power tools, safety equipment, and so much more—practically every type of product imaginable has been subject to a recall because the product caused harm to consumers.

As advocates for consumers, the product liability attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA fight tirelessly on behalf of those injured by defective products like the ones recalled every day.  But product recalls simply are not enough to prevent all unnecessary injuries.  Despite the laudable efforts of the CPSC, individuals continue to suffer because bad businesses choose to put profits over safety.

When product recalls do not protect you or your loved ones from dangerous products, retaining an experienced product liability lawyer may be your only way to seek justice.

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Topics: product liability, product recalls

Defective Products and Personal Injuries: What You Need to Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 14, 2018 12:28:01 AM

Defective products are put on the market all the time.  Sometimes this happens by accident.  Sometimes—more often than most people can imagine—it even happens on purpose. 

When defective products are put in the hands of consumers, safety and lives are put at risk.  Companies that make big profits by selling unsafe goods cannot be allowed to put their bottom line above the safety of consumers and innocent bystanders.

The product liability law firm of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA has represented consumers against greedy and irresponsible businesses for over three decades.  By fighting for those injured by unreasonably dangerous and defective vehicles, products, and components, Lowe Eklund has helped make negligent corporations pay for their careless and unsafe business practices.

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Topics: product liability

Manufacturing Defect Injuries: When to Contact an Attorney

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 30, 2018 9:34:08 PM

A manufacturing defect is just one cause of unsafe product injuries and wrongful deaths.  Every day, unsuspecting consumers suffer terrible harm because companies put profits before consumer safety.  When this happens, consumers should know that they have the right to pursue legal action against the businesses responsible.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s product liability lawyers have helped countless clients fight back against greedy companies and manufacturers of defective products.  If a defective product causes you or your loves one injuries, call now for a free consultation.

Product Liability Law

In Ohio and across the nation, consumers have legal recourse for injuries caused by defective products.  This recourse is available in the civil courts through what is known as product liability laws.  These laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but all jurisdictions provide some protection and recourse for injured consumers and third parties.

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Why Samsung Is Going to Hate Product Liability Attorneys

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Anyone who follows tech news knows Samsung has received much negative attention recently.  With the manufacturer’s upcoming product release, product liability attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the country are prepared to step up should Samsung release another defective product. 

Background: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

In September 2016, Samsung made headlines when it announced a recall—first informally, and then formally—of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.  The recall was necessary because a manufacturing defect related to the phones’ batteries caused some devices to overheat and, in some cases, cause fires.

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Topics: product liability, product recalls

How an Ohio Product Liability Attorney Evaluates Your Case

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

An award-winning product liability attorney like Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s James Loweknows that every product liability case is different.  Defects in automobiles, appliances, industrial equipment, medical supplies.  These, or any other faulty product, can cause a wide range of serious personal injuries.

Evaluating a product liability case requires both legal and technical knowledge.  Unlike simpler claims, product liability lawsuits may involve investigating mechanical issues, supply chains, industry practices, and even conducting product tests. 

Clearly, these lawsuits can be complicated, and will be fact-specific.  The process of evaluating a product liability case, however, will be fairly similar from case to case.

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Topics: product liability