Dangerous Products

Safer Products. Safer Consumers.

When a consumer buys a product they should feel confident the product does not pose an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death. Dangerous and defective products can pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard to users and bystanders. When dangerous products cause severe injuries or death, the makers and sellers of the products should be held accountable.

Lawsuits on behalf of consumers injured by dangerous products not only can provide judgments for damages for those injured, but also ultimately lead to the removal or recall of those dangerous products from the market.

A product can be dangerous because of defects in its design or manufacture. Additionally a product may be unreasonably dangerous if it does not contain adequate warnings of the risks posed to users of the product.

Dangerous products can include:

  • Chemicals
  • Industrial equipment and power tools
  • Farm equipment
  • Home and kitchen appliances
  • Medical devices
  • Drugs and pharmaceuticals
  • Automobiles and aircraft

 

Current Investigations

Case Title Issue
Pradaxa Death and Bleeding Risks

Pradaxa, the trade name of the drug Dabigatran, is an oralanticoagulant from the class of the direct thrombin inhibitors. It is used as an alternative to warfarin as an anticoagulant ("blood thinner"). It was developed by C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Ko. KG, a German pharmaceutical company. In...

Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

Actos® (the drug Pioglitazone) may be linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer the FDA has warned. Actos is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, for treatment of Type II Diabetes. However, diabetes patients who have taken Actos may face an...