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  • Product Liability Verdict $30,000,000
  • Wrongful Death Settlement $24,000,000
  • Medical Device Settlement $14,000,000
  • Personal Injury $13,500,000
  • Child Wrongful Death $12,000,000
  • Personal Injury $11,000,000
  • Personal Injury $11,000,000
  • Personal Injury $10,950,000
  • Personal Injury $10,500,000
  • Brain Injury $10,000,000

Product Liability Lawsuits

Liability for Defective Products

If a manufacturer, distributor and / or supplier creates and sells a product that is dangerous or defective and that product causes someone to suffer injuries, the manufacturer, distributor and/or seller of the defective product can be liable for the injuries suffered.

Products include everyday household or workplace items such as kitchen appliances, household appliances, industrial machinery, vehicles, medical devices, beauty products, children’s toys and recreational items.

The injuries caused by defective products may include catastrophic injuries, burns, amputations, disease or chronic illness, traumatic brain injury and even death.

Product liability claims and cases fall into three general categories:

  • Defective Design – Occurs when a product’s design is defective creating a situation in which the benefit of the product is outweighed by its risks. In the alternative, the product fails to meet the consumer expectation test, which test means that the product will be reasonably safe when used.
  • Manufacturing Defect – this type of defect takes place during the manufacturing process and may involve poor workmanship or substandard materials. It is a defective product that fails to match the design of the product.
  • Failure to Warn / Defective Marketing – Warnings are required on products to alert consumers to a products potential risks and to advise consumers about the safe use of a product. A manufacturer’s failure to provide adequate warnings may result in injuries or death.

Loss of Consortium

The loved one of a person injured by a dangerous or defective product may also have a claim against a negligent manufacturer for loss of consortium as a result of having suffered the loss of comfort, companionship, society, affection, love, solace, moral support and assistance in maintaining the home.

The product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation have represented many clients after such hazards have caused serious injury and even wrongful death. We’ve been fighting against companies of all sizes for more than 35 years.

The results at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation include:

  • $30,000,000 jury verdict for the family of a man that was killed as a result of being dragged into a rock crushing machine.
  • $5,000,000 jury verdict as a result of damages suffered due to a defective water well and an insurance company that failed to protect the business that was damaged.
What is a Consumer Product Liability Lawyer?

A consumer product liability lawyer is a lawyer that represents the interests of a person injured by a defective product. As the lawyer or attorney for an injured victim, we pursue a claim or lawsuit on your behalf against a manufacturer, distributer and/or retailer that made, distributed and sold the dangerous product. The purpose of the lawsuit is to pursue compensation for an individual as a result of the injuries and damages suffered due to the defective product.

Who Can Bring a Product Liability Lawsuit?

A product liability lawsuit can be brought by a person injured by a defective product. This may include someone who purchased the product directly or was injured by a product that they did not purchase themselves.

Can a Person Sue for a Defective Product?

If you are injured as a result a defective product, you may be able to pursue a claim or lawsuit against the product manufacturer(s) that designed, manufactured and created warnings for the product, as well as against the distributor and seller of the product.

What is Considered a Defective Product?

A defective product is a product that is not safe for use of its intended purpose due to the product’s design, manufacture and/or lack of adequate warnings. Examples of potentially defective products include medical devices, heating pads, crock pots, ovens, stoves, power tools, beauty supplies, children’s toys, heating devices such as propane tanks, clothing, tires, factory and manufacturing equipment such as conveyor belts, and construction equipment.

What are the Elements of a Product Liability Case?

A manufacturer has a duty to produce, design, test, manufacture, assemble, distribute, sell and otherwise place into the stream of commerce products that are safe in their intended and foreseeable use and free from defects.

A manufacturer may have breached its duty of due care and caused personal injuries to consumers and others although the product was used in a manner that was reasonably foreseeable.

As a result, the product may be unsafe and dangerous for its intended use. A manufacturer or distributer of a product may have also failed to ensure that the product would be administered safely and without harm to consumers and failed to provide sufficient warnings and use instructions that would have served to prevent injuries and damages as a result of using the product.

A person who is injured by a defective product may incur costs for physicians, surgeons, nurses, hospital care, medicine, hospices, X-rays and other medical treatment, as well as lost wages, and the inability to perform certain types of work activities and other activities.

An injured person may also incur expenses for future medical care and surgeries for treatment of their injuries.

A manufacturer, seller and distributor may also be strictly liable in tort for the defects of a product which caused the injury. Under a theory of strict liability, a manufacturer would be liable for injuries as the result of a product that is defective in design, manufacture and/or warnings. The theory of strict liability provides for liability against all of the entities in the marketing chain, which includes not only the manufacturers, but also the distributors and retailers.

Making Manufacturers & Distributors Answer for Negligence

Whether a company is held to strict government regulation or not, it should only release products that have been proven harmless. Everyone involved in bringing a product to market is responsible for the health and safety of all consumers who buy it. Mistakes and oversight may lead to:

The cost of medical treatment and lost wages can build up quickly after an accident. You shouldn’t pay the price for a company’s carelessness. We’re on your side in this fight. We are experienced in dealing with companies that manufactures and distribute products, as well as with insurance companies that handle product liability claims and lawsuits. Our experience has resulted in winning results and compensation for many victims of defective products.

We Help You Exercise Your Rights

Our product liability attorneys have helped clients nationwide in complex cases against formidable opponents. Our multi-million-dollar successes show that we’re not afraid to ask for what you deserve—and we don’t back down.

If you or your child has been injured because of a defective product, the dedicated attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation can help you seek justice by holding manufacturers accountable for their careless and negligent acts. Call our team now at (866) 884-1717.

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Working With Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation
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    You can get started on your case today by giving us a call. We would be happy to review your case at no charge or risk to you.

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    Our team draws on more than 35 years of combined experience to help represent clients to the fullest extent of the law.

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    Our firm has been recognized nationally and locally for achieving landmark results, including multi-million dollar victories! 

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  • The National Law Journal
    The National Law Journal

    The $30,000,000 jury verdict that Mr. Shoop won has been certified as the Third Largest Personal Injury Verdict awarded in California in 2018. The verdict in this case, Anaya v. Superior Industries, was featured in Law 360. This verdict has also been featured in the National Law Journal as being one of the TOP 100 VERDICTS of any kind in the entire United States for 2018.

  • Top 20 Jury Verdicts California
    Top 20 Jury Verdicts California

    Mr. Shoop obtained what has been certified as one of the Top 20 Jury Verdicts in the entire State of California for 2018. The verdict won by Mr. Shoop in this wrongful death matter was issued by a unanimous jury.

  • Top 50 US Jury Verdicts
    Top 50 US Jury Verdicts

    Mr. Shoop’s 2017 unanimous jury verdict in a Premises Liability case has been certified as the 18th largest Premises Liability Verdict in California for 2018. The verdict has also been certified to be on of the 50 largest Personal Injury Verdicts in the entire state for 2018.


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