Frequently Asked Questions

There are many types of defects in products, but some of the most common include:

  • environmental factors (e.g. extreme temperatures or humidity)
  • human error during manufacture or assembly
  • inadequate quality control
  • incorrect or faulty materials
  • inadequate warnings
  • poor product design

Defective products can cause a range of problems, from minor inconvenience to serious injury or even death. In some cases, defects may also lead to damage to property.

  • Puncture wounds-Takata Airbags
  • Chemical burns-Hair Dye
  • Facial injuries-Vape Pen Explosions
  • Amputations-Table Saws or Lawn Mowers
  • Death-Defective Automobile Parts and Medical Devices
  • Broken Bones-Ladders or Chairs
  • Permanent Scars-Vape Pen Explosions and Tanning Booths
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries-Defective Helmets or Car Parts

If you have purchased a defective product, you may be entitled to a refund, repair or replacement of the product, or compensation for any damages caused by the defect.

These rights will vary depending on the law in your jurisdiction and the specific circumstances of your case.

You should always consult with a products liability lawyer to get specific advice about your legal claim and options.

If you believe you have a defective product, you should contact the seller or manufacturer of the product as soon as possible. Keep the defective product in your possession or take a photo of it to show to your lawyer. Shook & Stone’s personal injury lawyers are available to help you pursue your product liability claim for damages today.