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Nationwide Defective Product Attorneys

Product Liability Lawyers Representing Clients Across the United States

Every purchase we make carries a hidden risk. It's something we rarely consider, but the reality is that consumer products can sometimes cause considerable harm. When you or a loved one is injured by a defective product, Matthews & Associates can help you seek justice and compensation. As nationwide defective product attorneys, we advocate for clients who have been adversely affected by faulty products, coast to coast across the United States.

Regardless of your location, our team is well-prepared to assist you in building a strong case. With decades of experience, a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape, and an unwavering commitment to justice, our team of defective product lawyers guide you through the legal process. 

To get started with a free consultation, call (888) 923-7001 today!

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    - Ron S.
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What Do I Do if I Am Injured by a Defective Product? 

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, it's important to understand the steps you can take to protect your rights and seek compensation for your damages. 

Seek Medical Attention

First and foremost, prioritize your health. Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries, even if they seem minor at the time. Not only is this critical for your health, but it also creates a medical record of your injuries, which can provide valuable evidence for your claim.

Preserve the Product & Any Evidence

If it's safe to do so, keep the defective product as it is the primary piece of evidence for your claim. Don't attempt to repair it, as alterations may affect your case. Additionally, gather any other related evidence, such as the product's packaging, instructions, or receipts.

Document the Incident

Create a record of what happened leading up to, during, and following the incident. This might include when and where you purchased the product, how it was used, and the nature of the defect. Include any witnesses and their contact information. 

Consult with a Legal Professional

Product liability cases can be complex, and navigating this landscape can be challenging without legal guidance. At Matthews & Associates, our team is experienced in handling cases involving defective products, and we strive to provide comprehensive support and advice to our clients. 

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    "When the judge read the verdict in Martha Salazar’s case ($73 Million), and we learned the jury ordered [the medical device maker] to pay Martha, (we) knew they believed every word she said.  We realized they knew the defendant was truly guilty."
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Examples of Product Liability Cases

Product liability cases are as diverse as the range of consumer products available in the market, each unique in its nature and complexities. However, a few case types often arise in this legal field. Each of these cases, while unique in its own right, falls under the broad umbrella of product liability law. While this list offers some common examples, it's important to remember that product liability cases can arise from any consumer product that causes harm due to a defect or insufficient warning. If you have sustained an injury from a product that we have not mentioned above, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with one of our defective product attorneys.

  • Food and Beverage

    Food and beverage companies can also face liability for contaminated or mislabeled products. A case of food poisoning from a tainted product or an allergic reaction from a product with mislabeled allergens can result in a product liability claim, for instance.

    Each of these cases, while unique in its own right, falls under the broad umbrella of product liability law. While this list offers some common examples, it's important to remember that product liability cases can arise from any consumer product that causes harm due to a defect or insufficient warning. If you have sustained an injury from a product that we have not mentioned above, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with one of our defective product attorneys.

  • Pharmaceutical Products
    At times, pharmaceutical products have the potential to inflict harm rather than provide healing. This can manifest in various ways, such as a prescription drug unexpectedly leading to adverse effects or an over-the-counter medication neglecting to disclose potentially dangerous interactions with commonly used drugs. It is crucial to recognize these possibilities and take the utmost caution when utilizing such products.
  • Automotive Defects
    Automotive defects are another common source of product liability cases. Faulty airbags, defective tires, and flawed ignition switches can lead to devastating accidents. For instance, a car might be recalled due to a faulty braking system that poses a risk to the safety of its passengers.
  • Children's Toys & Products

    Children's toys and products can harbor hidden dangers, such as small parts posing choking hazards, toxic materials, or inappropriate age recommendations. For instance, a toy designed for older children might end up in the hands of a toddler, leading to dangerous consequences.

  • Home Appliances
    Defects in home appliances like heaters, stoves, and electrical equipment can lead to fires or electrocution injuries. For example, a malfunctioning space heater could overheat and start a fire, leading to damage or injury.
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Understanding the Three Types of Defective Product Cases

Product liability cases predominantly fall into three categories: design defects, manufacturing defects, and insufficient warnings or instructions.

Design Defects

Design defects refer to inherent flaws in the design of a product. This means the product is unsafe as designed, even before it is manufactured. For instance, a car designed with a faulty braking system falls into this category. 

Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defects, on the other hand, occur during the production or assembly process. Here, the product's design may be perfectly safe, but something goes wrong in the manufacturing process that makes the product unsafe. For example, a batch of medicines contaminated during production would come under this heading. 

Insufficient Warnings or Instructions

The final type of defective product case involves insufficient warnings or instructions. These cases relate to products that carry inherent non-obvious risks or require special precautions when used, and the manufacturer fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions. An example of this could be an over-the-counter medication that lacks a warning about its dangerous interaction with another commonly used drug.

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Why Choose Matthews & Associates?

So why should you put your trust in Matthews & Associates?

Some benefits of working with our team include: 

  • We provide initial case consultations at no cost, offering an opportunity for potential clients to discuss their situation and understand their legal options. This practice allows us to evaluate your circumstances and provide legal advice tailored to your needs without any financial obligation on your part.
  • Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case— you will not be charged for our unless we secure compensation for you. This approach aligns our success with yours, demonstrating our total commitment to your case.
  • We offer representation for clients across the United States, providing legal assistance on a nationwide scale for defective product cases.
  • Our team is driven by a strong sense of duty towards our clients. We believe in working closely with you to understand your unique circumstances and to build a case that truly represents your interests.
  • We are relentless in our pursuit of justice. Our team is not afraid to take on challenging cases, and we strive to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Trust Matthews & Associates to be your steadfast ally in your fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Call (888) 923-7001 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation with one of our defective product lawyers.

  • Firm Roots

    David P. Matthews founded our firm after 16 years as a partner at a prominent Houston law firm.

  • Experience
    We have longstanding experience of representing injured people in serious auto and truck accident claims, workplace injuries, aviation accident claims, dialysis injury claims, and a broad array of medical device claims, from transvaginal mesh to hip replacement surgery injury claims.
  • Nationwide Representation
    In dangerous pharmaceutical drug casesmedical device cases, and several others including FELA lawsuits, and many more, we also represent clients on a nationwide basis.

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