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Defective Products Lawyer in Camden County, MO.

Defective Products Lawyer in Camden County, MO. If you or a family member was hurt by a dangerous product, reach out to a Burger law defective products lawyer in Camden County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free consultation.

Think of your daily routine: You may make coffee in a coffee maker in the morning, take a prescription, go to school or work on your bike, sit by a computer or work around technology, and/or use your iPhone at various times during the day. You may go 4-wheeling on your days off. You may even have a joint replacement or other medical implant. It seems we're always using or surrounded by some sort of technology that had to be designed, manufactured, shipped and purchased. When there is an oversight in that process and a product becomes defective, it can cause severe injuries to you and your Camden County, MO family. When that happens to you, you need the expert and dedicated legal representation of Burger Law's defective products lawyer team to stand by your side and win you the best possible financial recovery you are owed.

In our In our 70 years of combined experience standing up for the rights of the injured and vulnerable, we have won our clients in Camden County and beyond more than $170 million. Our initial consultations are no-cost, no-obligation, so there's no reason not to reach out. Get in touch with a defective products lawyer in Camden County, MO today at (314) 500-HURT.

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How Common Are Defective Products in Camden County, MO?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has found that hazardous products account for over 29 million injuries and 21,000 fatalities annually.

Based on data from the Insurance Information Institute, in 2019 the mean average that juries awarded plaintiffs in product liability claims was over $7 million, while the median was $2 million. That shows the incredible destruction an unsafe product can cause.

If you were one of the many people hurt by a dangerous product, call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Camden County, MO for passionate, devoted and expert support and legal representation.

How Defective Products Claims Work in Camden County, MO

Under Missouri Revised Statute §537.760, you and your Camden County, MO defective products lawyer can can hold a person or company at fault for your injuries if three conditions are met:

  1. The person was part of the product's design, manufacture, distribution and sale.
  2. You used the product in a way easily foreseen.
  3. One or both of the following:
    1. The product was in a defective condition that was unreasonably dangerous when you bought the product that caused you direct harm, and/or
    2. Your injuries stemmed from a hazardous condition inherent in the product that was not warned of in the labeling or instructions.

The "chain of distribution" refers to anyone that took part in the product coming to fruiting and hitting the shelves, from initial design to purchase, including the person or entity that sold you the product. According to Missouri Revised Statute §5537.762, someone whose sole connection to the case is that they were the seller or distributor of the product can avoid liability if:

  • The manufacturer is known, still does business and is able to reimburse you for all of your damages.
  • The vendor makes an affidavit under oath that they had nothing to do with the product beyond selling it.
  • No other party in the case comes forward with evidence that the distributor was involved in any other aspect of the design and manufacturing process.
  • The dismissal is requested to the judge no later than 60 days after the complaint is filed.

If the aforementioned conditions are met, the distributor would then be dismissed without prejudice, meaning they are not permanently dismissed from the case. So, if later evidence shows that they had a larger role in the engineering of the product than they intimated, were otherwise to blame for the hazardous condition or the manufacturer cannot pay for all of your injuries, your defective products lawyer at Burger Law would have them re-entered into the lawsuit and ensure you get the great financial recovery that they owe you.

Missouri Revised Statute §537.764 mentions a caveat for "state of the art products," meaning that a dangerous aspect of the product was not known and could not be discovered when the product hit the shelves. This defense is only applicable to for inadequate warning defective products claims, and the burden of proof is on the defense.

Strict Liability and Negligence in Defective Products Claims: What's the Difference?

The majority of personal injury cases in Camden County, MO are won or lost based on the notion of negligence. We all have a civil duty to not carelessly cause harm to other people in certain situations; for example, trucking companies must not overwork their drivers. When someone fails in that responsibility, for example if if you are misdiagnosed because of substandard medical attention they can be held responsible for your damages and would owe you compensation.

However, most product liability or defective products cases are determined by strict liability, meaning that anyone in the chain of distribution is to blame for any damage a product causes, whether they were negligent or not. According to jury instruction revisions made by the Missouri Supreme Court, defendant's in a product liability case may be held to the strict liability standard if you and your Camden County, MO defective products lawyer can demonstrate that the product was "unreasonably dangerous" — meaning it is unsafe when used as intended or in a foreseeable way — when it left the manufacturer's or distributor's control.

Missouri classifies three different ways in which your defective products lawyer can argue a product was dangerous:

  1. Design Defect: A design defect is an inherent imperfection in the design that afterwards affects all products with the same design. An example is a piece of clothing that is easily flammable.
  2. Manufacturing Defects: This refers to a product that was safe in its design but became unsafe because of a failure in the manufacturing process. This can either affect only one product, for example, one can of soda may have a bug in it, or all of them may contain potentially dangerous chemicals. An example could be installing outdated components or leaving sharp edges on plastic or other materials.
  3. Failure to Warn of Known Dangers or Dangers That Should Have Been Foreseen: This occurs when the product was not defective through design or manufacture, but rather when the manufacturer did not include correct and clear instructions or when there is a danger that could arise from normal use of the product. Examples include a drug that is sold without mentioning certain risks or side effects or not advising an appropriate age range for children if a toy or game is a choking hazard. A manufacturer typically does not have to warn against risks that a reasonable person would foresee. For example, they do not have to warn you that a chainsaw can cut you.

Strict liability is intended to encourage corporations to implement comprehensive safety protocols for ensuring the safety of their products. However, too often companies are negligent and try to focus more on their bottoms line than ensuring their products will not injure anyone. When that happens, your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Camden County, MO will fight by your side and demand nothing but the best possible financial recovery.

Comparative Negligence in Defective Productions Claims in Camden County, MO

An oft-used defense for manufacturers in a defective products lawsuit is that you are liable for all or a percentage of your damages. Missouri Revised Statute §537.765 allows for those in the stream of commerce to argue that you are responsible for a portion of your injuries and, therefore, they are not required to compensate you for your full financial recovery. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 but finds you were 30 percent responsible for the accident, you will only receive $70,000. Often, claims of comparative fault are a deceitful attempt an entity involved in the stream of commerce makes to eschew their responsibility to reimburse you for the harm they have caused. Your Camden County, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law will not let them get away with it. The statute allows for the defense of comparative negligence if the following situations apply:

  • You did not use the product in a manner the manufacturer could foresee. A manufacturer or seller is only responsible for ensuring the product is safe for reasonable or predictable use. For example, electric razors are not specifically intended to be used in the shower, but they often are. If an electric razor is not water resistant and could lead to the user getting a shock, a warning needs to be included in the packaging. On the other hand, if you use a loaded shotgun to prop a door open and it misfires, you likely do not have a claim because the manufacture would not be expected to foresee that use of the product.
  • You used the product in a way the manufacturer did not intend. With this defense, Someone in the stream of commerce will not be able to totally avoid liability but can significantly decrease it. Suppose you combine a certain medication with alcohol, producing negative side-effects or leading you to cause a car wreck. A pharmaceutical company could reasonably see someone doing that, but will not be completely responsible because you were being reckless.
  • You knew of inherent hazards of the product while you were using it. This is often referred to as "Assumption of the risk," a theory in tort claims wherein, if a plaintiff knowingly enters into a dangerous activity, the defendant is not responsible. For instance, if you were taking a prescription drug and experience negative side effects, the pharmaceutical company would not be liable if they warned of the risk and/or you were informed of it by your doctor.
  • You displayed an unreasonable failure to appreciate the danger that a product's specific use could cause. For example, you make custom modification to your car's engine despite not being a mechanic. The defense could argue that the risk of doing so was obvious, and you should have known how dangerous it was.
  • You did not follow safety guidelines. Putting adequate warnings and safety instructions on a product's packaging can often protect someone in the chain of distribution from liability. If you were injured in a car accident because of faulty brakes, but you were not wearing your seatbelt, the defense can argue your injuries would have been avoided had you followed recommended safety measures.
  • You did not mitigate your damages. In any personal injury claim, you are ethically bound to try to keep your damages as low as you reasonable can. For example, you cannot refuse to return to work when you are healthy enough to do so. The defense may say you have no right to ask them for money they do not owe you.

Just because the defense can — and will — try to convince the court that comparative negligence applies to your injuries, that does not mean the claim is automatically true. Powerful corporations and insurance companies use myriad deceitful tactics to try and minimize your claim, but your Camden County, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law knows how to combat them. We know these large corporations will try everything to avoid paying you and try to take advantage of people who do not have the same resources. All you will ever owe is a contingency fee, which means we get paid a moderate percentage of the financial recovery you collect, and you do not pay us anything until you get the great compensation you deserve. Get in touch with Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT for legal advocacy that parallels and surpasses that of resistant corporations and insurance adjusters.

Defective Vehicle Parts Lawyer in Camden County, MO

Our defective products lawyer team sees in Camden County, MO sees more defective vehicles than any other product, both because of how many people use them and because of how many components are involved. In 2019 alone, in excess of 53.1 million recalls were issued both for entire vehicles and individual components. Defective car parts can lead to collisions and fires, and lead to further injuries when the safety components to not function as they should. Common faulty motor vehicle parts we see are:

  • Brakes
  • Airbags
  • Fuel systems
  • Electrical wires
  • Wheels
  • Steering systems
  • Headlights and taillights

Alternative vehicles like ATVs can also cause injuries, for instance if a design defect gives them a heightened propensity to rolling over.

Your Burger Law defective products lawyer has extensive experience investigating car accident claims and injuries and will consult with experts to determine if your accident was the fault of a faulty vehicle component.

Defective Medical Devices Lawyer in Camden County, MO

Medical devices are intended to make our lives better and allow us to live the life we want. But, sometimes they actually do the opposite and make our lives worse when they are defective. Examples of medical devices that your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Camden County, MO has seen cause further complications for patients include:

  • Artificial hips, knees or other joints that can result in infections, limited mobility, chronic soreness or repeated dislocations
  • Cardiovascular devises, which can lead to infections or even wrongful death because of premature failures
  • Robotic surgical assistants designed to operate on hard to reach areas which, when they do not work properly, can lead to punctured organs, infections and internal burns
  • Blood clot filters that do not sufficiently protect the lungs from dislodged blood clots
  • Permanent birth control implements that can perforate organs, lead to pain in the pelvic region, abnormal bleeding and unintended pregnancies

As the medical industry becomes more technologically advanced, medical device recalls have skyrocketed. In the first three months of 2018, medical device recalls increased 126 percent, with software issues being the foremost cause.

In 2017, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department reported that over 10 years Medicare paid out at least $1.5 billion to replace in excess of 73,000 defective heart devices alone. Medical devices should help relieve pain and lengthen our lifespans, not cause further damage. If a flawed medical device caused you injuries, your Camden County, MO defective injuries lawyer at Burger Law will hold the responsible parties accountable and make sure you receive a full financial recovery for all of the unnecessary pain you experienced.

Earlier this year, Exactech, a company that manufactures implants and joint replacements, issued an Exactech Polyethylene Knee Replacement Recall. Their knee replacements were improperly packaged and shipped, causing them to do not last nearly as long as they were intended to and have caused incredible pain and lifelong damage to possibly as many as 150,000 people who were depending on the replacement joint to return their mobility. When Burger Law was made aware of the defect by a client, we immediately got to work bringing them what peace of mind we could and are taking on more Exactech Knee Replacement cases to this day. You can read the complaint we filed for our first client by clicking the link below:

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Defective Drug Lawyer in Camden County, MO

The Federal Drug Administration has strict protocols for the testing, labeling, packaging and shipping of prescription drugs. However, the administration uses data from the pharmaceutical companies themselves when deciding whether or not to allow the drug to hit the shelves. With no absolute independent testing many prescriptions reach the market whose potential side effects greatly outweigh their potential benefits. Too many corporations care more about the money they make more than the safety of the people who need medicine and treatments that are truly effective. Currently, recalling a drug is largely voluntary. One way to make sure dangerous prescriptions stay off the shelves: call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Camden County, MO to stand up to these bullying corporations and make them realize that their behavior is intolerable.

Hundreds of thousands of prescriptions and medical devices are taken off the national market each year, and many of them have already been widely ingested and used. If you or a family member sustained injuries because of reckless pharmaceutical companies and corporations, reach out to a Burger Law defective products injury lawyer immediately. We fight hard to see justice restored by winning you compensation and holding negligent corporations accountable. Burger Law has already held opioid manufacturers accountable when their selfishness has taken someone from their family too soon.

Other common dangerous products we collect compensation for our clients for in Camden County, MO include:

  • Children's toys
  • Chemicals such as cleaning products
  • Baby powder
  • Household appliances
  • Industrial machinery
  • Cell phone batteries
  • Beauty products

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Camden County, MO Defective Products Lawyer | Burger Law

Every Burger Law defective products lawyer in Camden County, MO knows that being harmed by a dangerous product can completely disrupt your daily routine, your family and even your present and future financial security. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the vulnerable in Camden County and throughout Missouri collect fair compensation for all of their damages, not just what the product manufacturer or insurance company feel like reimbursing you for. When you hire us, we do not hesitate to start working on wining you a financial recovery for all of your medical costs and lost wages, in addition to the mental and physical hardships your injury has inflicted on you and your Camden County, MO family. We will stand by your side the entire away and never allow a powerful corporation think that they are going to win every time. Call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Camden County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to take the first step toward being made whole again.

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