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Westport Product Liability Attorney

Manufacturing companies have a responsibility to produce and distribute products that have been carefully designed, safety-tested and approved for use by the public. Unfortunately, many corporations prioritize their profits over people. This leads to products with dangerous defects being put on the market – often resulting in serious injuries and deaths. 

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product in Westport, Connecticut, Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC, can help. Our personal injury lawyers will bring over 30 years of experience to your case. Contact us for a free initial consultation with a Westport product liability attorney near you.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are selective in the cases that we accept, enabling us to dedicate our full time and attention to each client. Once we take a case, we will try it to verdict, if necessary. 
  • You will have direct contact with your Westport defective product attorney throughout your product liability case. We don’t pass our cases off to paralegals or assistants. 
  • We accept all product liability cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay your personal injury lawyer unless your case results in financial compensation for your losses.

What Are Your Rights as an Injured Victim?

If you were injured or a loved one lost his or her life because of a defective product, you can bring a product liability lawsuit to pursue financial compensation. Product liability is a doctrine that places legal and financial responsibility on a manufacturer for producing or distributing a faulty product. Under strict product liability laws, a victim does not have to prove that the manufacturing company was negligent. Instead, it is enough to demonstrate that the product contained a defect and caused the injuries in question. No matter what bodily injury you suffered, a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or another type, our Westport product liability attorneys can help. 

What Are The Three Types of Product Defects?

There are three ways in which a product can be harmful to a consumer. The strict liability law will generally only apply if the item contains one of the three main types of defects:

  1. Design flaws. A design flaw is an issue with the planning of a product that makes it dangerous for use by the average consumer.
  2. Manufacturing defects. A manufacturing defect means an error occurred when the product was being created that makes it faulty.
  3. Marketing defect. A marketing defect is a mistake in how the product is advertised or labeled, such as a missing safety or warning label.

 If a product contains one of these defects, it can pose an unreasonable risk of harm to consumers. An unreasonable risk means that even if the consumer uses the product correctly, the risk of injury is excessively high.

Common Examples of Defective Products

Manufacturing companies release thousands of defective products each year. When a defective product malfunctions or harms consumers, it gets recalled. This means it is pulled from shelves and a warning is posted publicly regarding the dangers of the item. The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps a running list of recalled products. It often includes:

  • Appliances
  • Auto parts
  • Children’s toys
  • Cleaners 
  • E-cigarettes
  • Electronics
  • Furniture 
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Medications
  • Pesticides 
  • Power tools

Products that have been involved in notable recalls over the years include 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, IVC filters, hernia mesh, DePuy hip replacements, Takata airbags and Roundup herbicide. If any product malfunctioned due to a defect and injured you, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the manufacturer or distributor. 

Contact the Westport defective product lawyers at Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC today, to schedule your free case evaluation.