Dangerous Products

Commonly referred to as “products liability,” this is a very specialized area of law. Particular laws apply to cases involving dangerous products. You need an attorney who has handled such cases. We have engineers and specialists available to inspect the product that injured you.  Because such cases frequently involve significant injury, we also have experience in securing and promoting expert analysis that will address your injuries and the debilitating financial losses of lost income and life care needs for the catastrophically injured.

Our Kansas City attorneys have successfully handled quite a number of product liability cases involving a wide range of dangerous products: automobiles, airplanes, drugs/medications, power presses, guns, BB guns, rifles, hunting tree stands, furnaces, cranes, ATV’s, water skis, snow skis, helmets, sporting goods, loaders, bulldozers, forklifts, conveyors, household appliances, electronic cigarettes or “e-cigarettes”, power tools, playground equipment, toys and washing machines, to name just a few. An effective product liability attorney must have the experience to handle such cases, the experts available for consultations, and the finances to support these expensive and technical cases.

Product liability law requires special experience. Such cases also require significant expenditures of money to hire and compensate expert engineers which are required to prove that a given product is defective and unreasonably dangerous.  Connections to the experts required to prove such claims and to maximize case value are beyond the capabilities of many attorneys. The expenses to retain experts can be significant, so it is also important to find an attorney who has the financial resources to pursue your claim to the fullest.

Since case expenses directly diminish your net recovery, spending efficiently and wisely is important.  An experienced product liability attorney has connections to experts and a better sense of what kind of experts, and how many experts, are needed to prove a case.  Frequently, Monsees & Mayer is referred product liability cases from other excellent attorneys.  This is often a recognition that our attorneys enjoy a special position of respect and expertise in this area of complicated litigation.  Don’t entrust your product liability case to someone who is gaining his or her first experience.  We frequently work with other attorneys.

Categories of Dangerous Products

Product liability cases fall into three general categories, and each category can be pursued either through negligence, or the duty of a product seller to exercise “due care” or under strict liability, based on a product that is unreasonably dangerous, irrespective of the care involved.  In general, product liability cases fall into one of the following three categories:

  • Defective Design – If the product’s design specifications, even if properly followed, result in a product that is unreasonably dangerous, the product is defective.
  • Defective Manufacture – If the design is safe, but the product is assembled and manufactured out of specification, it may be dangerous due to manufacture. Such cases usually arise when a batch of a product is involved, but may arise even with a single unit.
  • Defective Warnings or Instructions – Sometimes a product is safe only when the user is given adequate instructions or warnings on how the product can and should be properly used. A shortcoming in such written directions can lead to a claim that the product is defective due to inadequate warnings or instructions.

Our Missouri defective products lawyers have taken the largest verdicts ever awarded against the manufacturers of firearms and water skis. We have also succeeded in cutting-edge cases, including a $10,000,000 judgment against The People’s Republic of China for the sale of a defective semi-automatic rifle. Product liability is one area of law in which experience really counts, particularly when the defendant knows and respects the opposing attorneys.

Some of the types of Dangerous Products cases we handle:

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • ATV Products Liability
  • Automobile Crashworthiness
  • Automobile Defects
  • Automobile Restraints
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Bicycle Products Liability
  • Biomedical Products Liability
  • Blood Bank Liability
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Breast Implant Litigation
  • Chemical Explosions
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Dangerous Products
  • Defective Products
  • Design Defects
  • Diet Drug Defects
  • Drug Contamination
  • Drug Litigation
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Elevator Defects
  • Engineering Products Liability
  • Environmental Products Liability
  • Equipment Products Liability
  • Escalator Defects
  • Explosions
  • Firearms
  • Flammable Fabrics
  • Food Borne Disease
  • Food Products Liability
  • Furnace Defects
  • Gas Explosions
  • Herbicide Litigation
  • Industrial Products Liability
  • Latex Allergy Litigation
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Machine Malfunctions
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Motorcycle Products Liability
  • Pesticide Litigation
  • Product Defects
  • Product Failure
  • Product Recall
  • Product Safety
  • Product Warnings
  • Products Liability Mediation
  • Products Liability Subrogation
  • Propane Products Liability
  • Silicosis Litigation
  • Swimming pools
  • Tire/Rim Mismatch
  • Tobacco Litigation
  • Toxic Chemicals
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Toxic Substance Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Tree stands
  • Vaccine Injury
  • Warranty Law
  • Welding Products Liability

Click here to contact our skilled products liability lawyers and have your questions answered. Our lawyers have experience handling the issues behind many of your questions. Let us put your mind at ease by answering these and other questions for you.


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