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Product Liability / Defective Products

Sadly, people are injured across America every day as a result of defective products. Often, we use these products so regularly that we take their safety for granted. Products allow us to maintain our lifestyles, our health and wellbeing, travel, work, eat, and play. As consumers, we have a reasonable expectation that these products will be safe. When products are not safe, people are in danger of serious injury or death. Defective products not only diminish the trust that we have for certain brands, but also expose us to the possibility of horrific injuries.

The three main categories of product liability cases are manufacturing defects, design defects, and insufficient instructions or warnings. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a product defect, you should first make an effort to save the product, assuming this can be done safely. Of course, there will be times where a product has failed so badly that it will be impossible to maintain. But if it is possible to keep a product without incurring further harm, a person should do so.

Often, the product which causes an injury will be in the hands of another person or company. In those cases, it is very important to contact a product liability attorney right away. An experienced product liability attorney will ensure that the product is maintained. Access to a failed product is critical; it is very difficult to make a product liability case without access to the product.

Product liability cases involve extensive background work. At Mirick O’Connell, we first investigate the cause of a product failure. We work with the top experts in product liability cases, including engineers, doctors, analysts, and others. Often, this investigation also involves a deep dive into a product’s history, including when and where it was manufactured and sold. At Mirick O’Connell, we possess the resources that are necessary to successfully analyze a product liability case and build the strongest case possible from the beginning.

In the past, we have handled countless types of product liability cases, including:

  • Automobiles;
  • Tires;
  • Nail guns;
  • All-Terrain Vehicles;
  • Power saws;
  • Lawn mowers;
  • Cranes;
  • Aerial lifts;
  • Prescription drugs;
  • Over the counter medications;
  • Defective hip replacements;
  • Medical devices;
  • Car braking systems;
  • Industrial machinery;
  • Sporting goods;
  • Cosmetics; and,
  • Contaminated food.

The product liability attorneys at Mirick O’Connell pride themselves on representing those who have been harmed by product defects. We prepare every product liability case as though it will be going to trial. That does not mean every case goes to trial, but rest assured that if a trial is needed, we will be ready. While product liability cases may affect one or thousands of individuals at a time, legal action over defective products can lead to real safety change. Forcing wrongdoers to pay will often ensure these companies reconsider the way they warn about defective products, design these products, and manufacture them.

Discuss Your Case with a Mirick O’Connell Product Liability Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured or harmed due to a faulty or defective product, the product liability attorneys at Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee can help. We have handled cases in Worcester, Framingham, Springfield, Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Newton, Fitchburg, Leominster, Lowell, Lawrence, and throughout the state of Massachusetts. We can also handle cases in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Please contact us at 800.862.9588, or use our online form to speak to one of our product liability attorneys today. We will show you what it means to fight the big corporations with a big law firm.

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