Walnut Creek Product Liability Lawyers
Hold Guilty Parties Liable for Your Injuries with our Award-Winning East Bay Firm
In their efforts to improve their bottom line, companies sometimes cut corners in the design, production and distribution of their products. This can affect the safety of the items they sell and that industry, businesses and consumers use. Recalls do not catch every unsafe or defective product. Injuries and deaths are common consequences of using unsafe products.
If you have been seriously injured while using a manufactured product at home, at work or in your vehicle, contact an experienced lawyer to learn about your rights and your options. At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, our Walnut Creek product liability attorneys have been helping injured people since 1979 and have handled many product liability cases.
Call our firm at (925) 275-5592 for a free case evaluation.
Take a look at the results from one of our cases below:
$3 Million Recovery: This was recovered for a family after the husband was killed by a defective
jack stand collapsing.
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Handling Product Liability Claims
Due to the numerous variables in product liability cases, it can be difficult to determine the cause of any injuries resulting from a defective product. Fortunately, Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook has extensive resources and the experience needed to conduct thorough investigations on our clients’ behalf.
We have successfully litigated cases on behalf of clients who were injured in accidents involving:
- Vehicle design defects in seat belts, air bags, tires or other components
- Defective or toxic toys
- Defective drugs and medical devices
- Defective ladders and scaffolding
- Improperly grounded power tools
- Pressure cooker burns
- Defective bicycle helmets
- Crashworthiness of motor vehicles
- Seatback failure and other vehicle design defects
- Contaminated medication
One of the challenges of product liability cases such as these is identifying where the defect was introduced to the product. Our investigators and specialists look at the entire life cycle of the product, from the initial design and manufacture specification to fabrication, packaging, and instructions or warnings. In-depth research is often needed to find the party responsible for the defect.
Walnut Creek Defective Toy Injury Cases
The injury or death of a child is always a tragedy for the family. When the injury was the result of defective or dangerous products marketed to families with children, parents do have recourse. It is important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney to learn about the options available after a child is injured by an unsafe toy or other product.
Our Walnut Creek product liability lawyers at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook have been assisting injured clients since 1979. We have obtained numerous large verdicts and settlements in product liability cases, including those for children injured by unsafe toys and baby products.
Types of Defective Toys & Baby Products
We handle all types of cases involving defective or unsafe baby products and toys. We consult with well-respected investigators and product specialists to determine where in the life cycle of the product the defect was introduced. Examples of defective product cases
Cases of unsafe baby products and toys have involved:
- Baby furniture
- Mattresses and other products that release toxic fumes
- Car seats
- Lead paint and other toxic coatings
- Easily breakable toys whose small parts can cause choking
- Strollers, jogging strollers and bicycle trailers
It often requires an expert to identify the source of the defect; it could be during the design, the manufacture, or the distribution and packaging of the item. Our thorough investigation allows us to build strong cases for our clients.
Defective Drug & Medical Device Cases
Pharmaceuticals and medical devices save lives. In addition, they are significant sources of revenue for the companies that manufacture them. These companies have been known to cut corners to protect their profit margin. When someone is injured or dies because a manufacturer of drugs, medical devices or equipment is negligent, there is recourse.
Filing Your Claim for a Defective Drug or Medical Device
Cases of defective drugs and medical equipment are a type of product liability claim. Our law firm has the experience and the access to experts and specialists that allow us to identify the source of the defect and build strong cases for our injured clients.
Many injuries and deaths are caused by the following:
- Vioxx and other well-known "problem" drugs such as Celebrex or Ortho Evra
- Contaminated artificial hips
- Contaminated drugs
- Compounds made ineffective or dangerous by contaminated water or other causes
- Manufacturing defects in artificial joints, heart valves and pacemakers
- Heart stents
- Pharmacy negligence and errors
This is a complex and changing area of the law. Large pharmaceutical and device companies such as Boston Scientific and Medtronic are willing to put enormous resources toward their defense.
Contact a Walnut Creek Product Liability Attorney for a Free Consultation!
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, we have the resources and experience to handle the most complex product liability cases. Contact us to learn how we can help you obtain compensation for your injuries or your loved one's wrongful death. Over the years, we have won more than 50 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.
Contact Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook for a free case evaluation. Learn more about your legal options with our Walnut Creek product liability lawyers!