Personal Injury LawsuitsDefective Products. A defective product poses an unreasonable risk of causing harm to consumers. Products that have been found defective include certain types of airbags, seatbelts, tires and medical devices, as well as consumer products such as appliances, clothing and toys.
Product manufacturers are held to strict liability standards. This means that the plaintiff in a defective products case need not show negligence or intentional wrongdoing on the part of the manufacturer. Proving that the product is defective and that the plaintiff was harmed is usually sufficient to win the case.
Birth Injury. A birth injury is a physical injury that takes place during the birth process. Due to advances in technology, birth injuries have decreased significantly over the past few decades. Nonetheless, mistakes still occur due to negligence, and sometimes they lead to birth injuries.
Doctors and hospitals are required to order the appropriate tests, treat conditions that affect the health of the child and take precautions during childbirth. A doctor's or hospital's failure to perform these tasks may be considered an act of negligence in a court of law. To learn more, refer to our section on birth injury or contact a birth injury lawyer to determine your legal rights