You Deserve Compensation For An Injury Caused By A Defective Product

Thousands upon thousands of products are used and relied upon every day in Michigan and throughout the United States. As consumers, we trust that the products we purchase and the products that physicians, restaurants and various businesses use are safe and free of any defect or flaw that could inflict injury, illness or death. Unfortunately, defective and dangerous products often find their way into homes, hospitals, offices, businesses and other establishments.

At Lipton Law, our personal injury attorneys have the legal experience and resources to hold major manufacturing companies accountable for dangerous and defective products. Our lawyers work diligently and quickly to ensure that your rights are protected when you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective or dangerous product.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability in Michigan relates to any harm to consumers that stems from marketing misrepresentation, manufacturing defects, poor design, labeling errors or a failure to warn of specific side effects or additional risks relating to the product. Some common defective products that may cause consumers to suffer injury or death include:

  • Cribs
  • Strollers
  • Children's toys, clothing and furniture
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Prescription medication
  • Motor vehicles
  • Medical devices
  • Implants and prosthetics
  • Food and beverages

Although specific government agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) monitor the safety of products, faulty products still regularly make their way into the market, placing the lives of unsuspecting consumers in harm's way. Product manufacturer negligence can be associated with inefficient testing, contamination, failure to maintain a premises, unsterilized equipment, rushed manufacturing, computer glitches and human error or oversight.

Successful Product Liability Claims

Product liability litigation is a complex process. Under Michigan law, an individual who is seeking compensation from a manufacturer or seller for harm they claim was caused by a production defect must prove that the product was not reasonably safe at the time the product left the hands of the manufacturer or seller. A plaintiff must also prove that a reasonable and technically feasible alternative design was available that could have prevented the harm caused by the defect, flaw or error without drastically limiting the use and desirability of the product to users and without causing equal or greater danger to others.

When you need an attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve for a product recall or liability injury, you need the experienced personal injury attorneys at Lipton Law. Call our Southfield office today at 248-557-1688 or contact us online to find out more about how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.