Product Liability Lawyer in Las Vegas, NV
Hold companies accountable for their actions when you or a loved one suffers an injury
Defective products put people in danger. No one expects to suffer a serious or grave injury after using an everyday household item like a toaster or a lawnmower. No one expects that a toy will cause harm to a child. If you or a loved one was injured, or a loved one died after using a dangerous product, contact the experienced Las Vegas defective product lawyers at Paul Padda Law. Founded by former Nevada federal prosecutors, our law firm was built on the principle that everyone deserves justice and to be treated with dignity and respect. That’s why we fight so vigorously for the rights of people injured by defective products throughout Nevada.
In pursuit of huge profits, some large corporations put products on the market at risk to the consumer. Unsuspecting consumers never expect products they use to break or fail, let alone cause them harm. Yet, almost every day there appears a story in some newspaper somewhere about dangerous drugs, dangerous food items, dangerous toys and other defective products. Our product liability lawyer knows how to handle all of these cases and many more, including injuries caused by:
- Defective car parts
- Defective medical devices
The common types of products liability claims include:
Manufacturing defect cases: The product is unsafe because of the way in which it was constructed. For example, a bicycle assembled without a bolt that kept one of the wheels on.
Design defect cases: The product is unreasonably dangerous because the design of the product itself is unsafe. Design defects can apply to the packaging. For example, an airbag deploys without impact.
Insufficient instructions or warnings: The product does not have any foreseeable flaws, but it lacks warnings and instructions. For example, prescription drugs that do not list certain side effects.
Defective Car Parts
Each year millions of vehicles are recalled because of various defects. In fact, car manufacturers recalled as many as they sold in 2012. Some of these recalls are linked to defective car parts. It’s important for consumers to be aware of these recalls. A defective car part on your vehicle can lead to a serious car accident.
If you or a loved one was injured or a loved one was killed because of a defective auto part, contact Las Vegas product liability lawyer Paul S. Padda. Taking on an auto company or car parts manufacturer can be a daunting task. These large corporations often employ high-powered legal defense teams to protect their rights and keep payments to injury victims to a minimum.
Some examples of products that put people at risk in Nevada and across the country include:
Defective baby seats – According to the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration, traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14. While a baby car seat can significantly reduce the odds of a child being seriously injured in motor vehicle accident, there are times when a baby car seat provides only false security because of a defect. Defective baby car seats have lead to too many tragic deaths and injuries. Some of the most common defects in baby car seats include: shoulder straps that unclip or slide loose, poor pelvic protection that allows the child to slide down in the seat in the event of a sudden impact and flimsy locking devices that can come undone upon collision.
Defective tires – Tire defects have received heightened awareness in recent years due to tragic accidents resulting from badly manufactured of designed tires. Defective tires can separate easily and result in a crash, becoming the direct cause of a life-threatening accident. For example, a tire blowout can cause pieces of the tire to wrap around the axle or wheel affecting the control of the car. The effects of a blowout are made more dangerous when the car is traveling at highway speeds. Compounding matters, pieces of a tire wrapped around the axle or wheel can cause the vehicle to flip over leading to catastrophic results. If you or a loved one has suffered from a defective tire, you need representation from a law firm that has the resources and experience to aggressively pursue a claim on your behalf.
Defective seat belts and air bags – Seat belts fail at an alarming rate. A defect in a seat belt can cause a driver to be propelled forward during a head–on collision. In the tragic event of a rollover or roof crash, a defective seat belt can fail to prevent the driver or other occupants from being ejected. Similarly, air bags can also have defects and fail to work as required leading to fatal results. Women, the elderly and children are the most vulnerable.
Defective Medical Devices
A defective medical device failure can lead to serious injury or death. Even in the hands of the most skillful doctor, a faulty medical device can cause grave harm to a patient. At Paul Padda Law, our Las Vegas defective products attorneys represent individuals who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones because of defective medical devices. Our product liability lawyer have years of experience and are well-versed in state and federal laws. As former federal prosecutors, we have litigated cases through the Federal Courts and have the level of experience clients need. Our experience sets our product liability lawyer apart from many other law firms throughout the state.
Multinational corporations make most of the medical devices used in the United States. These companies routinely hire entire teams of lawyers to defend their interests when someone files a claim against them for a defective medical device. Such companies and their lawyers don’t intimidate us. We know how to negotiate with them and we know how to get results. We work hard for every client because we strongly believe that corporations need to be held accountable for their actions. If necessary, we can even help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the company that made your defective medical device.
Dangerous medical devices cover a wide range of products. These devices include the Guidant defibrillator and Medtronic defibrillator (heart devices) as well as Stryker Corporation’s Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular cups. Many complaints about defective medical devices in recent years have focused on the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement system made by the DePuy Orthopedics unit of Johnson & Johnson. The DePuy hip replacement system did not go through a rigorous approval process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As a result, at least 13 percent of patients have reported a failure with their DePuy hip replacement.
Other potentially dangerous medical devices include:
- Dialysis machines
- Heart valves
- Hernia patches
- Hip and knee replacements
- Shoulder pain pumps
Considering filing a lawsuit for a defective product? Contact Paul Padda Law
At Paul Padda Law, our product liability lawyers are committed to holding large corporations responsible for producing dangerously defective products. By partnering with some of the leading trial firms in the country, Paul Padda Law can ensure you receive first-rate representation when taking on a large corporation in a defective product case.
You may think you don’t need a product liability lawyer. Your case might seem straightforward. A company clearly made a mistake and sold a dangerous or defective product. The company might have even admitted wrongdoing and seems willing to address your concerns. Don’t be so sure that you can handle the claim by yourself. Often, the most seemingly simple legal cases can quickly become very complicated.