Manufacturers and distributors have legal duties to ensure that their products are free from defects, designed to minimize dangers to consumers, and labeled with clear warnings about known risks to health and safety. Companies that fail to meet those duties put people in danger of suffering injuries, developing illnesses and dying. Barkan Meizlish, LLP’s Columbus product liability attorneys have over 60 years of experience fighting for you. We can ensure that no matter the injury, our experience will help you get the best result possible.
Product liability is the area of personal injury and wrongful death law that holds manufacturers and distributors accountable for endangering people by placing profits over safety. Workers’ compensation cases can also give rise to product liability claims when a defective tool, poorly designed machine or toxic substance with inadequate warnings for safe use and handling caused the work-related injury or occupational illness.
The Columbus product liability lawyers with Barkan Meizlish, LLP, have nearly seven decades of combined experience in advising and representing victims of defective and dangerous products across Ohio and throughout that United States. During our careers, we have learned three things:
Product liability cases often make national headlines because the objects involved are so familiar. Think about the ongoing tragedy of mesothelioma triggered by widespread use of asbestos during most of the past century, the lawsuits over defective car airbags, or the multimillion-dollar jury awards to women who developed ovarian cancer after applying talcum powder almost daily for many years.
The point is that a product need not be scary to be dangerous. As Columbus, Ohio-based defective product attorney, we are prepared to help people with cases involving all of the following and more:
Generally, companies vigorously contest product liability claims. They sometimes blame the victims for misusing their products. They argue that they had no duty to warn about a particular injury or illness risk. They often go as far as denying that they had any knowledge about a risk even though corporate records clearly indicate otherwise.
A person who suffers an injury or falls ill after using a dangerous or defective product will need a dedicated legal advocate who stands up against the pressure of the responsible company. An experienced and dedicated Columbus product liability attorney will know how to obtain confidential reports and emails, how to arrange for independent expert analyses and testimony, and how to calculate a fair and adequate settlement for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and emotional distress. When a product liability case goes to a jury trial, the corporation is often made to pay punitive damages on top of other monetary awards to the person it harmed.
At Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz Mclnerney Peifer, LLP, our Columbus defective product attorney offer a FREE CONSULTATION to each potential product liability client. We also welcome general questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an appointment, call us (614) 221-4221 or connect with us online.
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