Do Not Sign Anything Without Consulting With a Lawyer
If you have been contacted by a product manufacturer to pay you anything or reach any type of settlement, tell them that you will speak with an attorney first.
Don’t assume your injuries are simply the result of bad luck.
Do not sign any papers or agree to a settlement until you talk to a lawyer.
Manufacturers CAN be held responsible for defective, dangerous and improperly labeled products. We are committed to getting fair compensation for victims of accidents involving:
What Does Defective Product Mean?
A defective product is one that is unreasonably dangerous, without any alterations or interference from the buyer. To be more precise, a defective product is one that causes harm through a manufacturing, marketing, or a design defect.
A manufacturing defect is one where a mistake in making the product meant that it was no longer safe to use. These mistakes are unintentional, and can come from a lot of different factors— such as using substandard materials or not fastening a screw in tightly enough.
A marketing defect is when the seller of the product did not give sufficient warnings or instructions about its use. If you are looking for a defective product example, you might look at pharmaceuticals where there is not enough information about side effects. In addition, if a product is improperly labeled, it may bring a defective product lawsuit.
A design defect is when the product was designed poorly, and it cannot be used in a safe way. If a risk could be reduced or eliminated by a different design, then they may be liable for a lawsuit.
Product Liability Lawyers Offering Services in South Florida
Our team of experienced attorneys has what it takes to help you. If you have been hurt by a product, you need to concentrate on your recovery. It can be daunting to take on the legal system by yourself, especially if you have been injured. We have already helped many people in Miami and throughout Florida, and we want to help you next.
Product Liability for Defective Drugs
Product liability law still applies when it comes to defective drugs. Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to ensure that their products can be safely used by the general public.
There are a few different parties that can be held responsible for a defective drug. If the medicine had harmful side effects, you may have grounds to sue the manufacturer. Similarly, if a doctor or pharmacist gives you a prescription for medication outside of its intended use, you may be able to sue the doctor or pharmacist.
When we go to the doctor and are prescribed medication, we do so with the expectation that it will help us get better. Sometimes, however, tragedy can strike and you may be dealing with something that you had no idea could happen.
Pharmaceutical companies worry about their bottom lines and how much they can give to investors — which means that they sometimes cut corners. Unfortunately, it is those who take the medicine who pay. Panter Law can help fight for your rights.
On occasion, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will issue a drug recall. This is the entity that allows drugs to go onto the market. There is a process in place to attempt to ensure that dangerous drugs or medicine with harmful side effects do not make it into the hands of the general public, but mistakes can happen.
When this occurs, the FDA will issue a drug recall in attempts to get all of the bad medicine off the market. However, if people have already been hurt from taking the recalled medication, they can sue the manufacturer under product liability laws.
The FDA will publicize this, and this makes it into newspapers and online sources of news. If you see a drug that you took on the list, it would be a good idea to give us a call. Our team has the expertise you need to help you win your case.
The experienced attorneys at Panter, Panter & Sampredo have what it takes to help you out. We have already aided many people throughout the state, and we are ready to help you next. We offer free consultations.
Product Liability Lawsuits Protect Consumers
Product liability lawsuits force manufacturers and distributors to consider the cost of endangering consumers. A dangerous product lawsuit could potentially create product changes that save lives and prevent future injuries.
Product liability claims are complex and require skill, experience, and the resources to take on big corporations. Our lawyers work closely with engineering, safety, and medical experts to demonstrate to insurance companies and juries how products caused injuries.
Our courtroom demonstrations involve scale models, computer animations, and accident reconstruction exhibits. Medical illustrations — along with computer simulations — are prepared to help juries understand how defective and dangerous products have caused serious injuries or death.
Previous Representations in Products Liability Cases
We have several years of experience handling a wide variety of products liability cases. Some examples include:
Construction Site Case
Panter, Panter & Sampedro re-created a model scissor lift to the exact scale of the actual scissor lift involved in the case of a seriously injured worker. The model was used as a courtroom exhibit demonstrating how the worker fell and destroyed his kneecaps. After a lengthy trial, the jury returned a $1.7 million verdict. The case was later appealed to the 3rd District Court of Appeal and ultimately argued in front of the Florida Supreme Court by Mitchell Panter. The high court affirmed the verdict, resulting in compensation to a young working man for his medical expenses and loss of employability.
Food Safety Case
Our Miami, Florida, defective product attorneys have won product liability cases involving injuries caused by eating tainted seafood, particularly oysters. We are prepared to handle cases involving E. coli-contaminated produce, peanut products, and beef.
Negligent Installation, Design, and Manufacture
Our firm made a substantial recovery for a client who suffered serious lacerations from a shed. We discovered that the shed was improperly designed, manufactured, and constructed — and demonstrated liability on the part of the manufacturer who made it and the distributor who installed it.