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Defective Products Lawyer in Cameron, MO.

Defective Products Lawyer in Cameron, MO. If you or a family member was hurt by a dangerous product, reach out to a Burger law defective products lawyer in Cameron, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a complimentary case evaluation.

Imagine what your daily like looks like: You may have put on some lotion or hair gel in the morning, take a prescription, go to school or work on a bus, sit at in a chair or work around machines, and/or use your android throughout the day. You may drive go-carts 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 product that has gone through various stages of design and production before it reaches the buyer. When there is an oversight in that process and a product becomes defective, it can cause serious harm to you and your Cameron, MO family. When that happens to you, you need the expert and devoted legal services of Burger Law's defective products lawyer team to stand in your corner and deliver you the best possible compensation you deserve.

In our In our three decades of experience standing up for fairness and justice, we have gotten our clients in Cameron and beyond in excess of $170 million. Our initial case reviews are no-cost, no-obligation, so there's no reason to wait. Call a defective products lawyer in Cameron, MO today at (314) 500-HURT.

If you were injured by a defective product in Cameron, MO, see how much your claim may be worth by filling out our complimentary personal injury calculator.



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Cameron, MO Defective Products Statistics

The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that defective products result in more than 29 million injuries and 21,000 fatalities each year.

According to statistics 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 speaks to the incredible devastation an unsafe product can cause.

If you or someone you know was harmed by a faulty product, call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Cameron, MO for passionate, devoted and experienced support and legal representation.

How Defective Products Claims Work in Cameron, MO

According to Missouri Revised Statute §537.760, you and your Cameron, MO defective products lawyer can make a "strict liability" claim if three factors are met:

  1. The company was part of the product's stream of commerce.
  2. You used the product in a way logically foreseen.
  3. Either or both of the following conditions:
    1. The product was in a defective condition that was unreasonably dangerous when it left the manufacturer's or seller's that caused you direct harm, and/or
    2. You were injured because there was a dangerous characteristic of the product and the labeling or instructions did not give adequate warning.

The "stream of commerce" refers to anyone that took part in the product coming to fruiting and going to the market, from initial design to sale, including the person or entity you bought the product from. According to Missouri Revised Statute §5537.762, an entity who had nothing to do with the product beyond selling it can avoid liability if:

  • You discover who the manufacturer is, it still exists and is financially capable of reimbursing you for all of your damages.
  • The entity that sold it signs an affidavit under oath that their only involvement in the stream of commerce was selling it.
  • No other party in the case comes forward with evidence that the seller took part in any other aspect of the design and manufacturing process.
  • The motion to dismiss is filed within 60 days.

If those 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 were actually involved in the design or manufacture of the product, were otherwise liable for the fault or the manufacturer is unable to compensate you for all of the economic, physical and emotional loss you sustained, your defective products lawyer at Burger Law would have them re-entered into the lawsuit and ensure you get the great financial recovery you are owed.

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 failure to warn defective products lawsuits, and it is up to the defense to prove that there is no way they could have known about the hazardous aspect.

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

The majority of personal injury claims in Cameron, MO are based on the idea of negligence. We all have a duty to each other's safety in certain situations; for example, drivers must drive in a way that's safe for other people on the Cameron, MO roads. When someone fails in that duty, for instance if sustain an injury because you were hit by a distracted driver they might be held responsible for your damages and would owe you compensation.

By contrast, most product liability or dangerous products claims are determined by strict liability, meaning that a designer, manufacturer or vendor is to blame for any injuries a product causes, irrespective of negligence. 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 Cameron, 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 — at the moment that you acquired it.

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 fault in the design that afterwards passes the imperfection to all products with the same design. An example is a toy intended for children that contains a choking hazard.
  2. Manufacturing Defects: This refers to a product that was safe in its design but became unsafe because of mistakes in the manufacturing process. This can either only make one product hazardous, 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 a swing set with a cracked chain.
  3. Inadequate Warnings and Instructions: This occurs when the product was not defective through design or manufacture, but instead when the manufacturer did not include correct and clear instructions or when there is a hazard that could come about from normal use of the product. Examples include a drug that is sold without mentioning certain risks or side effects or food packaging that does not mention all the ingredients and causes an allergic reaction. The company that makes a product typically does not have to warn against risks that a reasonable person would anticipate. For example, they do not have to warn you that a match could start a fire.

Strict liability is meant to encourage corporations to implement comprehensive safety procedures for guaranteeing that their products will not put the people who use it at risk. Even so, too often companies are negligent and try to focus more on their bottoms line than ensuring their products will not hurt anyone. In those cases, your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Cameron, MO will hold them accountable by conducting a full investigation of your case and insisting on nothing but complete compensation.

Comparative Negligence in Defective Productions Claims in Cameron, MO

A common defense for manufacturers in a dangerous product case is that you are liable for all or a portion of your damages. Missouri Revised Statute §537.765 permits for those in the stream of commerce to argue that you are responsible for a portion of the fault and, therefore, they are not liable for the full extent of your damages. For example, if a jury determines that you have $100,000 in damages but finds you were 30 percent at fault for your injuries, you will only receive $70,000. Often, claims of comparative fault are a disingenuous attempt an entity involved in the chain of distribution makes to get out their obligation to pay you for the damage their product did to you. Your Cameron, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law will not let them get away with it. According to the statute, the defense may argue you shoulder some or all of the fault if one or several of the following circumstances are present in your case:

  • 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, certain creams or lotions are not intended to be used on your face, but many people will use them there anyway. If the product could hurt your eyes if rubbed on your face, the manufacturer needs to provide instructions specifically not to apply it to your face. By contrast, if you use a loaded gun to prop a door open and it misfires, you likely do not have a claim because the manufacture would not reasonably foresee that use of the product.
  • You used the product in a manner that was clearly against the manufacturer's intent. With this defense, the defendant will likely not be able to avoid liability altogether, but can significantly decrease it but can considerably diminish it. Suppose you crash a car while driving 40 miles per hour over the speed limit and the brakes do not work as well as they should. The manufacturer could reasonably foresee 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 called as "Assumption of the risk," a principle in tort claims whereby, if the injured party was aware of risks, 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 did not appreciate the dangers of a certain product or activity when a reasonable person clearly would have. For example, you were injured while snowmobiling at high speeds in a blizzard on icy surfaces. 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. Certain products come with safety instructions that the user has an obligation to follow to protect themselves. If you took more doses of a medication than the labeling or your doctor suggested, the defense can argue your injuries are your fault because you had not followed recommended precautions.
  • You did not mitigate your damages. In any personal injury claim, you have a duty to try to keep your damages as low as you reasonable can. For example, you cannot seek unnecessary medical treatment. The defense may say they do not owe you for a portion of your damages because they are unnecessary or not relevant to the case.

Just because the manufacturer or vendor can — and will — work hard to persuade a jury that comparative fault applies to your injuries, that does not mean they will be successful. Bullying corporations and insurance companies employ a lot of dishonest ruses to try and devalue your claim, but your Cameron, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law knows how to effectively counterattack. We know these companies are unfair 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 compensation you collect, and you do not pay us anything until you get the great compensation you deserve. Call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT for legal representation that parallels and surpasses that of resistant corporations and insurance companies.

Defective Vehicle Parts Lawyer in Cameron, MO

Defective vehicles are the most common type of product liability that our defective products lawyer team sees in Cameron, MO. In 2019 alone, more than 53.1 million individual cars and vehicle components were recalled in the United States. Defective car parts can cause collisions and fires, and lead to further injuries when the safety components to not function as they should. Common dangerous motor vehicle components we see are:

  • Brakes
  • Airbags
  • Fuel systems
  • Windshield wipers
  • Tires
  • Steering systems
  • Accelerators

Offroad vehicles like 4-wheelers can also cause harm, for instance many of them are prone 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 Cameron, MO

Medical devices are intended to improve the lives of the people who need them. But, sometimes they actually do the opposite and cause us even more injuries when they are defective. Common medical devices that your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Cameron, MO has seen cause further injuries to patients are:

  • Artificial hips, knees or other joints that can result in infections, instability, pain or repeated dislocations
  • Pacemakers, which can result in infections or even wrongful death because of premature failures
  • Surgical robots designed to operate on hard to reach areas which, when they do not work properly, can result in punctured organs, infections and electrical burns
  • Blood clot filters that do not sufficiently protect the lungs from free-floating blood clots
  • Permanent birth control devices that can perforate organs, cause pelvic pain, abnormal hemorrhaging and unplanned pregnancies

As the medical industry becomes more technologically advanced, the numbers of recalls issued for medical devices has skyrocketed. In the first quarter of 2018, medical device recalls rose by 126 percent, mostly owing to issues with software.

In 2017, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department found that over 10 years Medicare had to spend at least $1.5 billion to replace in excess of 73,000 flawed cardiovascular devices alone. Medical devices should help ease pain and lengthen our lifespans, not cause further damage. If a flawed medical device ended up worsening your condition, your Cameron, MO defective injuries lawyer at Burger Law will fight for your right to be compensated when your trust was betrayed.

Earlier this year, Exactech, a company that manufactures implants and joint replacements, was forced to recall several models of their Polyethylene Knee Replacements. Because of oversights in their packaging and shipping process, the replacements do not last nearly as long as they were designed to and have caused unimaginable pain and lifelong damage to potentially as many as 150,000 patients who had the replacement joint implanted. When Burger Law was made aware of the defect by a client, we immediately filed suit on their behalf and are taking on more Exactech Knee Replacement cases to this day. You can view our original complaint by clicking the link below:

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Defective Drug Lawyer in Cameron, MO

The Federal Drug Administration has stringent procedures that pharmaceutical companies must obey from manufacturing to delivery. However, the administration does not actually test drugs itself; rather, it relies on data from pharmaceutical companies' own testing to determine if a drug is safe for release to the public. With no absolute third-party testing many drugs reach the shelves whose potential side effects greatly outweigh their potential benefits. Too many corporations put profit over the safety of the people they are supposed to be helping. Currently, it is usually the pharmaceutical company's decision if they will recall a drug that has found to have dangerous side effects. One way to make sure dangerous prescriptions stay off the shelves: call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Cameron, MO to stand up to these bullying corporations and make them realize that their behavior is unacceptable.

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 loved one had your condition deteriorate because of irresponsible pharmaceutical companies and corporations, get in touch with a Burger Law defective products injury lawyer immediately. We protect the rights of the injured and vulnerable and make sure negligent corporations know how much damage they have caused. Burger Law has already held opioid manufacturers responsible when their actions have taken someone from this world too soon.

Other examples of dangerous products we collect compensation for our clients for in Cameron, MO include:

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

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Every Burger Law defective products lawyer in Cameron, MO knows that being injured by a hazardous product can completely upend your daily routine, your family and even your present and future financial security. That is why we strive to see the injured in Cameron and throughout Missouri get full compensation for all of their damages, not just what the product manufacturer or insurance company wants to pay. When you hire us, we do not hesitate to start working on getting you a financial recovery for all of your medical expenses and lost wages, in addition to the mental and physical toll your injury has taken on you and your Cameron, MO family. You do not have to go through this alone, and the big corporations do not have to win every time. Call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Cameron, MO now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to start on the path to being made whole again.

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