Defective Products and Recalls

When you purchase a product, you do so in good faith, trusting that it will function safely and as advertised. However, consumer and worker safety is too often compromised by negligence, poor manufacturing, inadequate quality, product recalls, or inadequate warnings or labels on a wide range of products, from cars, motorcycles and other passenger vehicles, medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, to household products, toys, child safety seats, appliances, lawnmowers, industrial machinery and more.

Motley Rice has the resources necessary to take on complex, challenging cases while working diligently with victims and their families. Our team is experienced in establishing the technical parts of serious, permanent personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Defective and Recalled Product Injury

Companies have a duty to protect consumers and workers using their products in reasonable and foreseeable ways, but each year, thousands of adults and children are permanently harmed by dangerous products. Thousands more are injured as a result of negligent management. Such tragedies often result in:

Types of Defective and Recalled Product Claims

Our catastrophic personal injury attorneys handle product liability lawsuits that can include one or more of the following claims:

  • Defective design claims allege the poor or inadequate design and development of a product for intended, reasonable and foreseeable uses. These claims typically are made regarding products or a product line, even if they do not have manufacturing defects.  
  • Defective manufacture claims allege a fault in an individual item as a result of the manufacturing and inspection process.
  • Failure to warn claims allege marketing defects, inadequate warnings or insufficient instructions for the consumer regarding how the product should be used.

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In many cases, our attorneys work to promote changes in safety standards and permanent improvements in the marketplace and workplace. Our passionate advocacy includes efforts to achieve safer working conditions, reliable products and the improved health and welfare of consumers, workers and other innocent people.

Our Experience in Defective and Recalled Product Lawsuits

At Motley Rice, our attorneys have decades of experience handling a wide variety of defective product and product recall cases, as well as medical drugs and medical device recall lawsuits. View a full listing of the multidistrict litigation cases in which Motley Rice attorneys have been actively involved and/or held leadership positions.

While coping with the loss of a loved one or the devastation of a permanent injury, survivors face numerous other obstacles such as medical expenses and loss of income, as well as many important decisions that must be made.

Contact a Defective Product or Product Recall Attorney

If you would like to learn more about your legal rights and options concerning injuries related to a defective or recalled product, or if you would like to discuss a claim, contact Motley Rice attorneys Kevin Dean or Anne McGinness Kearse by email or call 1.800.768.4026.

Consumer Resources

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Established to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes through education, research, safety standards and enforcement.

Public Citizen National, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that works toward improvements in the safety and effectiveness of passenger vehicles, energy sources, health and environmental protections, health care and prescription drugs, and social and economic trade policies. Operated by the U.S. government to provide comprehensive recall information from six agencies as related to unsafe, hazardous or defective products. Operated by the U.S. government, provides the public with vehicle defect and recall alerts, crash test and rollover ratings and other safety information.

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