Were You Injured by A Defective Product? (Product Liability)
In America, we are fortunate to enjoy the protection of numerous legal regulations that help ensure the safety of most retail products. Unfortunately, however, no system is perfect. Products often slip through that are defective or tainted, resulting in serious injuries or death.
Since 1979, Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law has fought for the rights of Virginians who have been injured by defective products. We focus almost exclusively on serving injured clients, and we take pride in offering a high level of personal and compassionate service. Our attorneys and staff are caring professionals who take a genuine interest in each client’s well-being.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. To explore your rights and options, contact us – one of the largest plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms in Southwest Virginia – for a free initial consultation: Call 540.342.2000.
We understand that you are likely facing one of the toughest times in your life. We will do all we can to ease your transition to recovery. We offer house calls and hospital visits as well as evening and weekend appointments to minimize any inconvenience; we come to you!
More Than 100 Years of Combined Experience
Cases involving tainted, defective or dangerous products entail complex procedural considerations. They typically involve national corporations. In many cases, the entire chain of distribution must be explored, from the manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers down to the retailers of the product.
Additionally, if the product involves multiple parts, the chain of distribution for each of the defective parts may be implicated. In this complicated field of litigation, it is important to consult with a lawyer who is well-versed in products liability cases.
At Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law, our Roanoke-area products liability lawyers are familiar with all of the procedural and legal intricacies of these cases. We readily handle cases involving all types of defective and dangerous products such as:
- Motorcycle, bicycle and ATV helmets
- Motor vehicles and car parts
- Vehicle lifts
- Power tools
- Pharmaceuticals and medical devices
- Children’s toys
- Industrial, manufacturing and agricultural equipment
Whether your injury resulted from a dangerous design, a manufacturing defect, inadequate safeguards or insufficient warnings, we can help. We also provide representation in wrongful death lawsuits for those who have lost loved ones due to dangerous products.
Dangerous Medication And Defective Medical Device FAQ
Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law in Roanoke, Virginia, has extensive experience in cases involving defective medications and defective medical devices. We work diligently to hold negligent corporations responsible for their actions and to obtain full compensation for every client.
What is the statute of limitations in a defective medication or medical device case?
A lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date the plaintiff suffered an injury. When our law firm represents you, we will promptly organize a comprehensive legal effort designed to obtain the best possible settlement of jury award.
What is multidistrict litigation and why is it used?
Many defective medication and defective medical device cases are combined and heard in multidistrict litigation. The purpose for doing this is to efficiently gather scientific and medical evidence that applies to all cases. This can save plaintiffs money and reduce the cost of litigation.
Aren’t defective medical device and medication lawsuits expensive?
They can be. They usually require the use of expert witnesses who can command large fees, and this adds to legal costs. However, Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law accepts product liability cases on contingency. You will owe attorney fees only if we obtain compensation for you.
What types of compensation are available in a defective medical device or medication case?
You may be entitled to medical costs, loss of present and future earnings, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic losses. In some cases, you may be eligible for punitive damages. In a case involving a wrongful death caused by a defective medical device or medication, family members may be entitled to additional compensation for such things as loss of consortium and loss of companionship. Our lawyers will place a value on the full amount of your losses and seek the best possible settlement or jury award for you.
Can pharmaceutical companies be sued for someone’s opiate addiction?
Interestingly, lawsuits brought against drug companies are often considered defective product cases, according to FindLaw. To prevail in a defective product case, the plaintiff must prove that there was a design defect, a manufacturing defect or that the warnings were inadequate.
I’ve heard about defective medical devices, but what are some examples of dangerous medication?
You probably have heard of dangerous-medication cases, but you haven’t thought about them in terms of liability. Some well-publicized recent examples include:
- Yaz, used for birth control, which has caused blot clots, strokes and heart attacks
- Zoloft, an antidepressant that has been linked to birth defects and suicide
- Lipitor, an anti-cholesterol drug that has been connected to liver damage
What is the basis for a dangerous-medication lawsuit?
In a dangerous-medication case, the plaintiffs typically allege that the drug manufacturer did not properly test or properly manufacture a drug.
Contact Our Product Liability Lawyers Serving Roanoke, Including Southwest and Central Virginia
To arrange a free initial consultation, call us at 540.342.2000.
Because if you’re injured, we care!