Your Florida Personal Injury Attorney
About Defective Products Liability
Florida law allows a person injured by a defective or unsafe product to recover his or her losses.
Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, P.A. has successfully represented many clients in cases against manufacturers and designers of various products, including tires, automobiles, aircraft, pharmaceutical and medical products, firearms and machinery. Some examples of clients who were represented by an Orlando personal injury lawyer at our firm include:
- A teenage girl was taking a popular over-the-counter diet pill and sustained a crippling brain injury. The product contained phenylpropanolamine (PPA), an ingredient that was reported to cause strokes and other serious health conditions. A lawsuit was brought against the manufacturer of this diet pill for including such a dangerous ingredient in a product with no adequate warnings about the ingredient. The defective product case was concluded under confidential terms and the diet pill no longer contains this ingredient.
- A truck rollover case involved a plaintiff’s who sustained a closed-head injury when his pick-up truck went out of control and rolled, ejecting him from the vehicle. Plaintiff’s counsel was able to prove that the pick-up truck had become unstable and “top-heavy” due to “lifting” the truck. The Plaintiff had purchased separate components, springs, blocks and oversized tires to achieve the “lifting.” Counsel was successful in obtaining a settlement of just under $1 million dollars by proving there was a lack of warning on the part of the manufacturers and the vendors of the individual components.
- A toddler sustained severe injuries including brain damage from an auto accident that did not cause injury to anyone else in the vehicles. The injuries were caused by a defective automobile seat that collapsed in the car accident. Extensive discovery enabled pleadings that alleged the car manufacturer was aware of the product defect but nevertheless marketed the defective vehicle to families with young children. The injuries were so severe that future medical care for this child may exceed twenty million dollars. Our firm filed suit including claims for punitive damages for this defective vehicle and the known danger to children that it presented. Ultimately we were successful in securing a confidential settlement that will satisfy all of the child’s life long care needs and provide fair compensation for this preventable tragic event.
Experience and knowledge are major assets in the successful handling of product liability cases. Major manufacturers have the financial strength to mount a sustained and costly defense. Prosecuting defective product claims can be extremely complex, costly and time consuming. An experienced Orlando defective product attorney at Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, P.A. can offset the manufacturer’s monetary advantages in defective products cases and ensure that justice and compensation are obtained for the injured party.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, please contact an Orlando personal injury lawyer today for more information.
Call our Florida defective product lawyers at (800) 235-7060