How Are Defective Products Lawsuits Handled?

Consumers are provided with certain rights when they purchase products. One of the most basic of consumer rights is the right to safety while using the item. If a product is unsafe or faulty someone could get hurt. Defective products lawsuits may be necessary when injuries occur due to use of a product. The company that manufactures or distributes the product may be held responsible for any damages that occur.

Defective Products May Be Dangerous

Defective products may be dangerous to consumers. Many types of products may be found to be dangerous. Some of the most common examples of defective products cases include:

  • Defective Vehicles
  • Faulty Medical Devices
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Hazardous Children’s Products
  • Dangerous Appliances

Requirements of a Product Liability Case

Although a product may be found to be potentially dangerous, not everyone who owns it is able to file a lawsuit. Generally, only those who suffered an injury, or other damages, are able to file a claim. The victim must have experienced actual harm in order to seek compensation in product liability lawsuits. Each situation is different, so it is best to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to review your case.

Compensation for Product Liability Cases

Based on the circumstances of your case, you may be owed money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Future Medical Care Costs

Your attorney will review all the aspects of your case to determine the best way to proceed. The amount of compensation depends on the extent of the damages that were incurred. If the victim died as the result of the defective product, a wrongful death lawsuit may be appropriate.

Help for Defective Product Claims

The law limits the time to file a lawsuit. To ensure that you do not lose your ability to make a claim, contact an attorney as soon as possible after the injuries occurred. Your lawyer will examine all the details of the case, and gather the information necessary to proceed.  If you suffered injuries because of a defective product, call the legal team at Udall Shumway PLC to schedule a consultation.


This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you or someone you know wishes to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney regarding Defective Products Lawsuits, or other personal injury matters, call Mesa AZ Personal Injury Attorney Clark R. Richter at 480-461-5321 or contact him at for a free consultation to discuss your rights and options. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.