Defective Products in Oklahoma
Personal Injury Lawyers serving Oklahoma City and throughout Oklahoma
Tens of thousands of people are seriously injured or killed each year by defective products of all kinds.
If you, or a family member, have been injured by a defective product of any kind, we can help.
Defective products can be anything manufactured and sold to the public. From machines and equipment to drugs and medical devices. If a product is made or foreseeably used so as to endanger and seriously injury the public it is defective.
Products liability is the area of law pertaining to the liability of manufactures, distributors, wholesalers, vendors, and retailers for damages caused by the dangerous or defective products they sell. The path the product takes from the manufacture to the ultimate consumer is called the chain of distribution.
Under the product liability laws every person, business or entity involved in the chain of distribution can be found liable if the product is defective or unreasonably dangerous and injures or kills someone.
A product can be defective for 3 different reasons:
- Defectively Manufactured - The product was made incorrectly to perform its intended function or with materials or component parts that fail to work properly or break so as to injure or kill people while the product is being used in a foreseeable manner.
- Design Defect - The product was incorrectly or mistakenly designed so as to fail or be unreasonably dangerous and cause injury when used foreseeably. Design defects are inherent in that they exist before the product is manufactured.
- Failure to Warn - This is a marketing defect. This could include inadequate assembly or safety instructions. Warning labels warning the intended user of dangers known by, or foreseeable to the manufacture should be affixed to the product or its packaging prominently.
Since products failing under product liability
laws can be anything, they include:
Since injuries of all kinds and even death can occur, the victims of defective products and their families are often faced with long periods of medical treatment, staggering medical bills, lost wages, pain and emotional distress.
Representing the victims of a defective product and their families can be a very complex area of legal practice. It demands, medical, scientific and legal knowledge. Experts in the field the product was developed, including doctors and engineers are often required to develop the information and evidence necessary to prove who is legally responsible for the serious injuries and financial damages victims incur.
At Self and Associates we seek out and locate the experts necessary to best represent Oklahoma victims of a defective product and their families. With 30 years of experience in handling injury and wrongful death cases, James Self has the knowledge to assist you in navigating this complex area.
If you or a family member have been seriously injured or killed as the result of a defective product, James Self wants to talk to you. Please contact our Oklahoma law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation.