Mississippi Product Liability Lawyer
Product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers must protect consumers from being harmed by their products. If they breach this duty and release defective products to the public, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries. Defective product lawsuits are almost always very challenging cases to pursue. You are going up against large companies in many cases, all with a staff of lawyers and seemingly endless financial resources to fight your claims. You need a highly skilled Mississippi product liability lawyer on your side.
At Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe, PLLC, we have years of experience handling defective product claims. Let us help you fight for the compensation you deserve
Types of Defects in Product Liability
Manufacturers are required to make their products as safe as possible. If their product falls short, they must adequately warn users that there is some risk associated with using it. Consumers also have a duty to use the product as intended. If a consumer purposely misuses a product, they will not recover any compensation in a product liability case.
There are three main types of defects in a product liability case. These are:
- Design Defect—There is something in the product’s design that is flawed before manufacturing even begins.
- Manufacturing Defect—The design is not faulty, but there’s a problem developed in the manufacturing or the assembly process.
- Marketing Defect—This defect occurs during the marketing phase as there is a problem in how the product was marketed, perhaps there was inadequate labeling, instructions were insufficient, or it lacked the proper safety warnings.
To prove liability in a defective product case, you need to show that the product was both flawed and unreasonably dangerous when comparing it to other similar products already on the market. For example, manufacturers who don’t thoroughly test or inspect their items before putting them into the stream of commerce could be held liable.
Examples of Product Liability Cases
Numerous products have been recalled over the years and opened the door to class-action lawsuits as hundreds or thousands of people suffered harm. Some of the most common defective products include:
- Medical equipment and devices
- Prescription drugs
- Auto parts
- Household appliances
- Children’s toys
- Children’s furniture
- Food products
- Talcum powder
- Child seats
- Space heaters
- Construction equipment
- Household chemicals
- Baby products
- Electronic devices
Products like talcum powder, prescription drugs, automobile tires, and weed killers have been the subject matter of nationwide product liability lawsuits. One of these is the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder that has been linked to ovarian cancer. Miniscule traces of asbestos have been found in talc mines. Johnson & Johnson ignored scientific studies and reports showing the contamination. They continued to allow contaminated talc into the consumer marketplace, exposing countless women and babies to asbestos.
Contact a Mississippi Product Liability Lawyer
If you suffered harm due to a potentially defective product, you might have a valid cause of action for a product liability case. Not all successful cases are as widespread as the Johnson & Johnson lawsuit. Don’t assume that your case is not worth pursuing because you don’t know thousands of other people who were injured. Instead, contact our defective product lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe, PLLC, to schedule an initial consultation.
Let us review your case’s facts and help you determine whether you have a defective product claim. We will also let you know the best course of legal action to resolve your injury claim.