St. Louis product liability Lawyers
The right attorneys for your dangerous product lawsuit
We are personal injury lawyers who help consumers injured by dangerous or defective products
Experienced product liability attorneys in St. Louis, Missouri
You may have a valid product liability claim if you have been injured or your loved one was killed by a dangerous or defective product. As a matter of law, manufactures, designers and distributors have a duty to make sure that their products are safe. Every year, big companies spend huge amounts of money on commercials to sell their products and generate billions of dollars in profits. Unfortunately, they do not always spend enough money researching their own products to make sure they are safe for you and your children. Consequently, people of all ages are needlessly injured and killed every year. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective or dangerous product, it is extremely important to speak to an aggressive personal injury lawyer today.
Product defect facts and statistics:
According to researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a child is treated in a hospital emergency room for a toy related injury once every three minutes.
Since 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recalled more than 390 million defective cars, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, motorcycles and mopeds, as well as 46 million defective tires, 66 million defective pieces of motor vehicle equipment and 42 million defective child safety seats.
Statistics compiled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration show that the number of food product recalls in the U.S. and Canada continues to grow year over year.
A study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston counted more than 1,700 drug recalls listed in the FDA’s enforcement reports between 2004 and 2011. During that time, the FDA issued approximately 2,900 announcements through the Recall Alert System. And the recalls continue today.
McChesney & Ortwerth is accepting the following product liability cases:
- Defective automobiles and trucks
- Defective power tools and machinery
- Defective airplanes and airplane parts
- Defective drugs
- Medical devices including IVC filters and trans vaginal mesh
- Defective toys
Why are we the right dangerous product lawyers for your case?
A consumer may be injured by a product, but that does not not necessarily mean the product was defective. If you believe that you have been injured by a defective product, you will not win any money unless you can sustain your burden of proof in court. The big companies who design, manufacture and sell these products will hire very aggressive lawyers who will vigorously defend the case. Therefore, it is nearly impossible for the average consumer to win a product liability case in court without an experienced product liability lawyer on his or her side.
You MUST preserve the product as evidence. Your lawyer will need to have the product inspected and/or tested by liability experts to determine whether the product was defective due to a manufacturing error, design defect, failure to warn or other hazard. If the product was being used as it was intended and the defect directly caused injury, your lawyer will work with your doctors and medical experts to prove the extent of your injuries, lost wages and other money damages.