Learn about product liability laws, which govern how someone injured by a dangerous or defective product is compensated.
Strict Liability Rules and Defective Products
"Strict liability" governs most legal claims for injury caused by dangerous or defective products.
What Goes Into Proving a Product Liability Case?
If you've been injured by a defective product, here's how to prove your case and get compensation for your losses.
Defenses in a Product Liability Lawsuit
Learn about the ways a seller or manufacturer would try to avoid legal liability for injuries caused by a defective or dangerous product.
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When You're Injured By a Defective Medical Device
When a surgically-implanted medical device fails, an injury lawsuit against the device's manufacturer might be an option.
"Failure to Warn" in a Defective Product Case
If a manufacturer fails to adequately warn of potential dangers of its products' use, it may be liable for any resulting injuries.
Types of Liability & Injury Lawsuits for Food Poisoning
Learn about the different legal theories under which a business could be held liable (and sued) for food poisoning.
Lawsuit for Defective Breast Implants: Who's Liable?
If someone is harmed due to a faulty breast implant, a lawsuit may be filed against the manufacturer - or less often, against the plastic surgeon.
How a Recall Affects a Product Liability Claim
A recall serves as evidence in a product liability case, but doesn't automatically establish the manufacturer's responsibility for the plaintiff's harm.
Differences Among FDA Class I, II, and III Recalls
The FDA oversees certain product recalls and classifies them into three types, depending on the risk of injury to the general public.
What Is a "Mass Tort"?
When corporate giants and natural disasters cause widespread harm, mass tort lawsuits provide relief.
Do Class Actions Work In Mass Tort Cases?
A class action isn't usually suitable for mass tort cases, since there's typically too much variation concerning claimants' injuries/illnesses and related losses.
What If I Pass Away Before My Injury Lawsuit is Finished?
If you die before you can file or resolve your personal injury lawsuit, special procedures allow someone else to start or complete your case.
Why Is Medical Diagnosis Crucial in a Mass Tort Case?
Getting an accurate picture of your injury or illness is a key step in valuing and resolving your mass tort case.
How Does Multi-District Litigation Work in a Mass Tort Case?
Mass tort cases often end up consolidated into multi-district litigation (MDL), a process that centralizes pre-trial steps and encourages settlement.
How Does a Mass Tort Lawyer Get Paid?
Mass tort attorneys are usually paid under either a contingency fee or billable hour arrangement.
Preexisting Medical Conditions and 3M® Combat Earplug Cases
How preexisting conditions (diagnosed or otherwise) can affect your lawsuit over hearing problems linked to your use of 3M® combat earplugs.
How Much Is Your 3M® Dual-Ended Combat Arms™ Earplugs Case Worth?
Putting a dollar value on a lawsuit over combat earplugs starts with understanding how "damages" work.
Can I Still File a Lawsuit If My IVC Filter Problems Didn't Show Up Right Away?
How the lawsuit-filing deadline set by the statute of limitations might apply to your IVC filter lawsuit.
How Long Will My IVC Filter Case Take?
It’s difficult to predict whether your IVC filter case will settle or go to trial. But here’s what you need to know about potential timelines.
Can I File an E-Cigarette Lawsuit If I Vaped Marijuana?
Vaping marijuana shouldn’t prevent you from filing a lawsuit against an e-cigarette company, but it can make it harder to win your case.
What Actions Has the FDA Taken Over Vaping/E-Cigarettes?
So far, most of the FDA's regulation and enforcement efforts have been focused on vaping/e-cigarette products marketed to young people.
What If My Vaping-Related Illness Doesn't Show Up Right Away?
Understand the interplay between your vaping-related health problems and the statute-of-limitations lawsuit-filing deadline.
If Zantac-Related Health Problems Don't Show Up Right Away
How the statute of limitations lawsuit-filing deadline could apply to your lawsuit over Zantac or another ranitidine product.
How Much Is Your Zantac Case Worth?
Putting a dollar value on a lawsuit over harm caused by Zantac (ranitidine) starts with understanding how "damages" work.
Finding an Attorney for Your Zantac (Ranitidine) Case
How do you choose a lawyer who's right for you and your lawsuit over Zantac or another product containing ranitidine?
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