Product liability can be broken down into three (3) categories:
- Defective Design;
- Defective Manufacture; and
- Defective Warnings.
In some cases, some or all of the above are in play in a particular case.
We all trust that the products we purchase are safe and will not injure us. However, defective and dangerous products injure and kill thousands of persons every year. "Product liability" refers to the law that deals with the responsibility of manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and retailers for injuries or death caused to a consumer or user of a defective or dangerous product.
A product may be defective or dangerous due to a design flaw, a manufacturing defect or a failure to provide adequate warning. For example, the coffee served by McDonald’s in the “McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case” was “defective” due to an inadequate warning as to the fact that it was heated to a degree in excess of acceptable restaurant standards. Our Attorney Kenneth R. Wagner won the “McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case” for his client, Stella Liebeck. If a person is injured by a defective or dangerous product, that person may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer, the distributor, the supplier and the retailer.
The attorneys of Ken Wagner Law, P.A., have extensive experience in pursuing claims against clients who have been injured by defective or dangerous products. Our product liability experience encompasses a wide array of consumer products, including:
- Motor Vehicles
- Shuttle Buses
- Medicine and Drugs
- Medical Devices
- Restaurant Food
- Human Tissues
- Children’s Toys
- Household Appliances
- Manufacturing Equipment
Attorney Ken Wagner in Albuquerque has over 50 years’ experience working with drug recall, defective medical device and birth defect cases in the state of New Mexico. If you have had an incident with a product which caused injury to you or a loved one has been injured or died from the use or exposure of a defective or dangerous product, contact our office for a consultation at (505) 242 - 6300 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Consultations with our law firm are free and we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we collect an attorney fee only if you recover a settlement or judgment in your lawsuit.