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Defective Products Lawyer in Knob Noster, MO.

Defective Products Lawyer in Knob Noster, MO. If you or a loved one sustained an injury because of a dangerous product, get in touch with a Burger law defective products lawyer in Knob Noster, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a complimentary case review.

Think of what your daily like looks like: You may have put on some lotion or hair gel in the morning, take allergy medication, go to school or work on your bike, sit at in a chair or work around machines, and/or use your android throughout the day. You may drive go-carts on the weekend. You may even have a knee replacement or other medical implant. It seems we're always using or surrounded by some sort of technology that has gone through various stages of design and production before it reaches the buyer. When there is an error in the stream of commerce and a product becomes dangerous, it can have a disastrous impact on on your life and lives of those you love in Knob Noster, MO. If tragedy struck you, you need the accomplished and dedicated legal representation of Burger Law's defective products lawyer team to stand in your corner and deliver you the great financial recovery you deserve.

In our In our three decades of experience fighting for fairness and justice, we have delivered our clients in Knob Noster and throughout Missouri over $170 million. Talking to us is free, so there's no risk in having us look over your claim. Get in touch with a defective products lawyer in Knob Noster, MO today at (314) 500-HURT.

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How Common Are Defective Products in Knob Noster, MO?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has found that dangerous products result in in excess of 29 million injuries and 21,000 fatalities every year.

Based on 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 shows the incredible destruction that can be caused when manufacturers and distributors do not adhere to the rules.

If you were one of the many people hurt by a faulty product, call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Knob Noster, MO for passionate, committed and experienced support and legal counsel.

How Defective Products Claims Work in Knob Noster, MO

Under Missouri Revised Statute §537.760, you and your Knob Noster, MO defective products lawyer can can hold a person or corporation accountable for your damages if three conditions are met:

  1. The defendant was part of the product's chain of distribution.
  2. The product was used in a manner reasonably foreseen.
  3. One or both of the following:
    1. The product was in a faulty condition that was unreasonably dangerous when you bought the product 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 involved in the product from initial design to sale, including a distributor or seller. Under Missouri Revised Statute §5537.762, an entity sold the product but were not involved in the design or manufacture of it can avoid liability if:

  • You discover who the manufacturer is, it still does business and is able to reimburse you for the entirety of your injuries.
  • The seller signs an affidavit under oath that their only involvement in the stream of commerce was selling it.
  • There is no evidence is presented to the court that the vendor took part in any other facet of the chain of distribution.
  • The motion to dismiss is filed no later than 60 days after the complaint is filed.

If those conditions are satisfied, the seller would then be dismissed without prejudice, which means the dismissal is temporary at first. So, if later evidence demonstrates that they were actually involved in the engineering of the product, were otherwise liable for the fault or the manufacturer cannot compensate you for the entirety of your damages, your defective products lawyer at Burger Law would then be able to call them back to court and ensure you get the great compensation that they owe you.

Missouri Revised Statute §537.764 provides one defense for "state of the art products," where a dangerous condition could not be entirely understood before use by the consumer. This defense is only applicable to for inadequate warning product liability lawsuits, and it is up to the defense to prove that there is no way they could have known about the dangerous condition.

The Difference Between Strict Liability and Negligence in Defective Products Cases

The majority of personal injury claims in Knob Noster, MO depend on the idea of negligence. We all have an responsibility to each other's safety in certain situations; for example, doctors must treat their Knob Noster, MO patients with a standard of care. When someone fails in that obligation, for instance if if there a loose floor boards at a restaurant that cause you to fall they may be held liable for your damages and would owe you a financial recovery.

By contrast, most product liability or dangerous products cases are determined by strict liability, meaning that a designer, manufacturer or vendor is at fault for any injuries that stems from the reasonable use of a product, 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 Knob Noster, 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 it came into your possession.

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 defect in the design that subsequently passes the flaw to 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 mistakes in the manufacturing process. This can either only make one product faulty, 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 incorrectly installing wires or electrical components or leaving sharp edges on plastic or other materials.
  3. Insufficient Warnings and Instructions: This refers to a product that was designed and manufactured safely but caused harm because it did not give adequate instructions or warnings about inherent risks. Examples include failing to warn that a hairdryer might cause an electric shock if it comes in contact with water or food packaging that does not mention all the ingredients and causes an allergic reaction. A manufacturer typically does not have to warn against obvious risks. For instance, they do not have to warn you that a match could start a fire.

Strict liability is intended to encourage corporations to implement comprehensive safety procedures for verifying the safety of their products. However, too often corporations do not value our safety and concentrate more on cutting costs than ensuring their products will not injure anyone. When that happens, your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Knob Noster, MO will hold them responsible by conducting a full investigation of your case and insisting on nothing but the best possible compensation.

Comparative Negligence in Defective Productions Claims in Knob Noster, MO

An oft-used defense for manufacturers in a product liability claim is that you are responsible for all or a percentage of your damages. Missouri Revised Statute §537.765 permits for the manufacturer or seller to posit that you are liable for a portion of the fault and, therefore, they are not liable for your full financial recovery. For example, if a jury determines that you have $100,000 in damages but finds you were 30 percent liable for your injuries, you will only receive $70,000. Often, claims of comparative fault are a dishonest attempt a manufacturer makes to avoid their obligation to reimburse you for the damage their product did to you. Your Knob Noster, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law sees through that. The statute allows for the defense of comparative negligence if the following situations apply:

  • You did not use the product in a way the manufacturer could foresee. A manufacturer or seller is only has to make a product safe for ways that they can expect a consumer to use it. 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 gun to prop a door open and it misfires, you likely do not have a claim because the manufacture would not reasonably foresee that happening.
  • You used the product in a way that was clearly against the manufacturer's intent. With this defense, Someone in the stream of commerce will not be able to completely avoid fault but can significantly lower it. Say 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 risks 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, you understand that using a sharp kitchen knife can cut you if you are not extremely careful.
  • You displayed an unreasonable failure to appreciate the danger that a product's specific use could cause. For example, you modify a chainsaw or other tool to remove certain guards or safety measures. The defense could say that any reasonable person would have known that they could be seriously hurt doing such a thing.
  • You did not take necessary safety precautions. Putting adequate warnings and safety instructions on a product's packaging can often protect someone in the chain of distribution from liability. 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 adhered to proper protocols.
  • You did not mitigate your damages. In any personal injury claim, you are expected to try to lessen the amount of compensation you are owed. For example, you cannot seek compensation for medical treatment for injuries that have nothing to do with. 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 defense can — and will — work hard to persuade a jury that comparative fault applies to your case, that does not mean you will definitely be blamed for part of the accident. Powerful corporations and insurance companies employ numerous dishonest ruses to try and lower your claim, but your Knob Noster, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law knows how to fight back against them. We know these large corporations are unfair and try to take advantage of people who have never had to make an injury claim before. All you will ever owe is a contingency fee, which means we collect a moderate percentage of the financial recovery you get, and we do not collect any attorney's fees until we win your case. Get in touch with Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT for legal counsel that parallels and exceeds that of resistant corporations and insurance companies.

Defective Vehicle Parts Lawyer in Knob Noster, MO

Defective vehicles are the most common type of product liability that our defective products lawyer team sees in Knob Noster, MO. In 2019 alone, over 53.1 million individual cars and vehicle components were recalled in the United States. Defective car parts can result in crashes and fires, and fail to protect occupants from harm as intended. Common dangerous automobile parts we see are:

  • Brakes
  • Airbags
  • Ignitions
  • Electrical wiring
  • Tires
  • Steering systems
  • Engine cooling fan blades

Offroad vehicles like ATVs can also cause damage, 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 Knob Noster, MO

We trust medical devices to enhance and extend our lives. But, sometimes they can do the opposite and make our lives worse when they are defective. Common medical devices that your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Knob Noster, MO has seen be defective include:

  • Artificial hips, knees or other joints that can lead to infections, limited mobility, chronic soreness or recurring dislocations
  • Pacemakers, which can result in infections or even wrongful death when they do not last as long as anticipated
  • Robotic surgical assistants intended to operate on hard to reach areas which, when defective, can lead to perforated organs, infections and internal burns
  • Blood clot filters that permit free-floating blood clots to invade the lungs
  • Permanent birth control implements that can pierce organs, cause pain in the pelvic region, abnormal bleeding and unwanted pregnancies

As the medical industry keeps coming up with new technologies, medical device recalls have soared. In the first three months of 2018, medical device recalls rose by 126 percent, mostly owing to defects in software.

In 2017, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department reported that in the course of 10 years Medicare spent at least $1.5 billion to replace more than 73,000 defective cardiovascular devices alone. We should not have to worry that these highly advanced medical devices might cause us immense pain instead of helping us. If a faulty medical device caused you injuries, your Knob Noster, MO defective injuries lawyer at Burger Law will fight for your right to be reimbursed when your trust was betrayed.

In February 2022, Exactech, a manufacturer of joint replacements, was forced to recall several models of their Polyethylene Knee Replacements. Their knee replacements were improperly packaged and shipped, causing them to deteriorate sooner than anticipated and have caused incredible pain and permanent damage to possibly as many as 150,000 patients who were depending on the replacement joint to ease their pain. When Burger Law was contacted by a client, we immediately got to work bringing them what peace of mind we could and continue to take on Exactech Knee Replacement cases. You can view the complaint we filed for our first client here:

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Defective Drug Lawyer in Knob Noster, MO

The Federal Drug Administration has stringent protocols for the testing, labeling, packaging and shipping of prescription drugs. 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. That means that many prescriptions reach the market whose potential side effects greatly outweigh their potential benefits. Too many pharmaceutical companies put profit over the safety of the people who need medicine and treatments that are truly effective. 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 Knob Noster, MO to stand up to these bullying corporations and make them realize that their behavior is intolerable.

Four thousand five hundred medications and medical devices are recalled in the U.S. annually, and that is often after many people have already turned to them for treatment and relief. If you or someone you love had your condition deteriorate because of careless pharmaceutical companies and corporations, contact a Burger Law defective products injury lawyer now. 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 accountable when their negligence has taken someone from their family too soon.

Other common dangerous products we collect compensation for our clients for in Knob Noster, 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 Knob Noster, MO knows that when manufacturers and sellers fail to make safe products it can completely disrupt your life. That is why we strive to see the vulnerable in Knob Noster 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 bills and lost wages, in addition to the mental and physical toll your injury has taken on you and your Knob Noster, MO family. We will fight by your side the entire away and never allow a powerful corporation think they can take advantage of you. Call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Knob Noster, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to take the first step toward true healing.

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