Products Liability

Defective product litigation involves defective and unreasonably dangerous products that cause personal injury and even wrongful death. Products you purchase from any retail store, wholesaler, supermarket, or even specialty outlet are all manufactured with an implicit guarantee that the purchased product is not defective. An individual person who has been loaned or given a defective or negligent product can also file a product liability claim.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, product liability accidents cost more than $700 billion annually in the form of death, injury, and property damage. Manufacturers and sellers of products are liable for a design defect, improper safety device, or manufacturing defect that causes injury, including but not limited to things such as a burn, fracture, broken bone, head injury, spinal injury, or blindness.

Drug Recall or Defect
Defective and dangerous drugs are often placed on the market. Some are subject to a drug recall. Such potentially dangerous and/or recalled drugs and medications include:

  • Accutane (acne drug causing birth defects, colitis, irritable bowel , and Crohn’s disease)
  • Aredia (cancer drug causing jaw osteonecrosis – ONJ)
  • Avandia (diabetes medication causing heart failure, hepatitis, and liver failure)
  • Baycol (cholesterol drug causing kidney failure)
  • Bextra (arthritis drug causing heart attack, stoke, and Steven Johnson syndrome)
  • Celebrex (arthritis drug causing heart attack, stroke, and liver and kidney problems)
  • Heparin (anticoagulant or blood thinner medication recalled by FDA)
  • Oxycontin (pain medication with high risk of abuse, overdose, dependency and death)
  • PPA and Ephedrine (dietary supplement causing stroke)
  • Propulsid (heartburn drug causing heart arrhythmia)
  • Rezulin (diabetes medication causing liver disease, and death)
  • Serzone (antidepressant causing liver failure and death)
  • Vioxx (arthritis drug causing heart attack, stroke, and chronic pain)

Defective or Dangerous Vehicles and other Products
Product liability cases may involve a defective vehicle and/or vehicle component, or involve another dangerous product or incident such as a:

  • Car Seatback
  • SUV rollover
  • Seat belt failure or malfunction
  • ATV rollover
  • Steering component that may break causing loss of vehicle control
  • Improperly designed or constructed tires that may blow out unexpectedly
  • Tires that may crack or break, resulting in loss of vehicle control
  • Propane Heater
  • Child Safety Seat

Defective or Recalled Medical Device
Defective and/or dangerous products may also involve a medical device such as a:

  • Hip replacement
  • Breast implant
  • Knee replacement
  • TAXUS stent (heart device)
  • Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker
  • Dialysis Filter

The lawyers at Wiseman Bray work to hold corporations accountable for manufacturing or selling defective and dangerous products that injure people. We would be honored to review your products liability case free of charge. We have offices in Memphis and Nashville Tennessee. Please either submit an online request for a Free Case Review (LINK), or call to set up a consultation at 901-372-5003