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Products Liability And Mass Torts Lawyer

Last updated on July 8, 2024

Product liability and mass torts laws safeguard consumers from defective products and hold companies accountable for the harm their products cause. Victims of defective products can seek justice and compensation with the help of a business litigation attorney.

With over 70 years of combined experience, Schimmel & Parks, APLC, works with small and large businesses in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles, California. We provide skilled representation in all types of civil litigation, including product liability and mass tort.

Understanding Product Liability And Mass Torts

Product liability is the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers for injuries caused by defective products. The three main types of product defects that can lead to liability include:

  • Design defects: Flaws in the product’s design that make it inherently unsafe
  • Manufacturing defects: Errors that occur during the production process, resulting in a defective product
  • Marketing defects: Failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions about the product’s proper use

If you are a victim of defective products, you can pursue compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

On the other hand, mass torts are legal actions involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few defendants. These cases arise when many people are harmed by the same product, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices or consumer goods. Unlike class actions, where plaintiffs are treated as a single entity, mass torts treat each plaintiff separately, leading to potentially higher compensation.

The Role Of An Attorney In Product Liability And Mass Torts

Navigating product liability and mass tort cases can be challenging without the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can:

  • Evaluate claims: Determine the viability of a case based on the evidence and extent of harm.
  • Gather evidence: Collect and preserve crucial evidence, such as medical records, expert testimonies and product documentation.
  • Negotiate settlements: Advocate for fair settlements with the responsible parties or their insurance companies.
  • Litigate cases: Represent clients in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached.

However, most product liability and mass tort cases are resolved through settlement negotiations.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product, don’t hesitate to seek legal guidance. At Schimmel & Parks, APLC, we can help you understand your rights, evaluate your case and pursue the compensation you deserve. Call 818-922-8544 today to schedule free initial consultations.