Wrongful Death Caused by Defective Product

Trying to understand how a defective product resulted in the death of a loved one can be a confounding experience. You may wonder what happened to cause the product to fail and if the defect could have been prevented. You may wonder if a simple warning about the product’s dangers could have saved your family member’s life. For help with your claim, reach out to Kisling, Nestico & Redick.

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Wrongful Death & Product Liability

Because Kisling, Nestico & Redick clients have been coming to us for years with such questions, our Ohio personal injury lawyers are skilled at digging into a case and discovering as much information about a faulty product and its history as possible. We will fight to hold all responsible parties accountable.

Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our online form to schedule a free consultation and find out how Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you after losing a loved one because of a defective product.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability is an area of law that deals with cases involving defective or unsafe products. Any party in the distribution chain of a product can be held responsible for a defective product and for damages arising from the use of a defective product, especially in cases where a wrongful death occurs.

These parties can include:

  • Manufacturers
  • Designers
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Advertisers or marketers

This area of law covers virtually all consumer products, including food, drugs, and real estate. If a product was defective and its defect caused the death of your family member, you may have a wrongful death claim based in product liability law. If you think your loved one’s death was the result of a defective product, call our Ohio wrongful death lawyers at 1-800-HURT-NOW.

Filing a Case for Product Liability

The Ohio personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you to pursue a product liability case.

We are well-versed in the legal theories under which product liability claims can be made, which include:

Strict Liability

In some instances, the designer or manufacturer of a product may be liable to compensate you for a death caused if the product was inherently dangerous even when used as intended. When strict liability applies, you need only prove that the product was defective, that it caused harm, and that it was designed or manufactured by the person or company you’re suing.

Negligence

We can strive to show that a company was negligent in designing or manufacturing a product, or in supplying directions for its use. We will fight to show that a product was defective when it left the control of the company.

Breach of Warranty

We can fight to prove that a product was defective or was unfit for its intended use. Because a manufacturer implies a warranty for fitness of use and freedom from defect when an item is sold, we can help you to file a product liability case in circumstances where the product failed to live up to its warranty.

If you lost a loved one because of a dangerous or defective product, speak with one of our Ohio product liability lawyers by calling 1-800-HURT-NOW.

Types of Dangerous Products

There are generally three ways in which a product can be unreasonably dangerous:

Failure to Warn

The manufacturer or seller may fail to warn a customer about the dangers associated with a product’s use. For example, failing to warn users that a product is flammable could be the basis for a claim if a user is then injured when using the product near a heat source.

Defective Design

A product may be defective because it was designed in a way that is inherently and unreasonable dangerous. For instance, if you buy a table saw to use for home improvement projects and the saw was designed without any kind of protective guard, the designer may be liable if you then become seriously injured while operating the saw.

Manufacturing or Assembly Error

A product may be hazardous to a user because it was assembled improperly or using substandard materials. Missing parts or parts that easily break and cause injuries could be actionable manufacturing defects if they result in injury.

In dangerous product cases, it’s important to preserve evidence quickly following an injury. That means preserving the product itself and associated documents such as purchase receipts, user manuals, warranties, and any other documents.

Contact Our Ohio Wrongful Death Lawyers

The loss of a loved one for a senseless reason is shocking and tragic. But making sense of a loved one’s death and holding a responsible party accountable is possible with the help of an experienced Ohio wrongful death attorney.

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we can help you to pursue justice for your loved one fight to obtain compensation for your losses. You can schedule a free consultation with our Ohio personal injury lawyers by calling 1-800-HURT-NOW. We offer no recovery, no fees — if you don’t obtain compensation for your case, we won’t charge you any attorney’s fees.