What Makes a Product Defective?
Consumer and commercial products may be defective or unreasonably dangerous for three different reasons. First, the design of the product itself may be flawed. One well-known example of this was the Ford Pinto in the 1970s, but even today — as we've seen in too many SUV rollover cases — design flaws continue to plague the auto industry.
The second reason is a manufacturing flaw. Most often, these cases involve manufacturers trying to save money by using lower quality materials in the manufacturing process. Examples of this have most recently been seen in tire defect and defective medical device litigation.
The third basis for a defective product claim is an information defect. These kinds of cases usually involve products that can be dangerous if not used correctly (pharmaceutical drugs are a good example). Here, manufacturers have a duty to provide proper instructions or warnings for people who will use the product.
Helping Victims of Defective Products
Throughout the Memphis Tri-State Area
Since 1970, attorneys at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC have been helping people get the compensation they deserve for injuries and other losses caused by negligent manufacturers. To put our experience and resources to work for you, all you need to do is call. For a free consultation, dial 901-526-2126 or contact us online.
Don't Wait to Talk to a Lawyer
The defective product that injured you is going to be a key, or the key, piece of evidence in your case and must be preserved in its present condition as soon as possible. If you can do this yourself, or have a family member or trusted friend do it for you, that's fine. If you can't or you are not sure how, give us a call and our lawyers will take whatever steps are necessary to protect your rights to compensation.
Our practice includes:
- Defective cars and motor vehicles (includes SUV rollover accidents resulting in paralysis or serious head injury)
- Dangerous children's toys that cause lead poisoning, choking injuries or death
- Unreasonably dangerous or defective household products (including appliances, home electronics and household cleaners)
- Defective medical devices (including defibrillators, breast implants, DePuy Hip Replacements, catheters, Fentanyl patches and latex products)
- Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs
One Call, That's All ... Dial 901-526-2126 Today
Whether you come to see us in Memphis, Tennessee, or we travel to meet with you in your home or at the hospital — the consultation is free, no strings attached. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. You can also contact us online at any time.
We handle defective product cases on a contingency basis; we do not charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.