Products Liability Attorneys in Cleveland, OH
Winning Serious Injury Lawsuits Since 1946
One of the most basic assumptions as a consumer is that when you buy a product, it will be safe to use. Unfortunately, this may not always be the case. Thousands of American consumers are hurt, or even fatally injured, due to product defects. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a product defect, don’t hesitate to enlist the services of experienced Cleveland defective products lawyers from Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP.
We understand that when people come to us, it is often during the most difficult and challenging times of their lives. We are able to comfort and assist individuals and families whose lives have been affected by dangerous and defective drugs and products. Our work impacts the safety of these products and helps make our marketplace safer for everyone.
For a confidential consultation, call our product liability lawyers in Cleveland at (216) 600-0114.
What is a Products Liability Lawsuit?
When a manufacturer or retailer puts profit above safety, they should be held accountable. Cutting costs and corners should never come at the expense of consumer interests and safety. If you or a loved one suffered physical injury because a product, drug, or medical device was defective, you can take legal action.
Some of the most common types of product liability cases involve:
You can speak with a Cleveland product liability attorney from our office to find out whether or not your injury constitutes a claim. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP handles cases throughout the state of Ohio and nationwide.
Different Types of Product Defect Claims
The majority of defective products can be grouped into three separate categories. Identifying whether your case falls into one of these categories can help you understand your situation and your legal options. In any defective products claim, you must prove that a product was defective and that it caused you harm.
Take a look at the following types of defective products:
- Defectively designed products – A defectively designed product is inherently dangerous to the consumer at a fundamental level. The product was manufactured according to directions, but the safety is still an issue. An example of a defectively designed product would be protective gear that doesn’t adequately protect the user or a child’s toy that has parts which pose a choking hazard.
- Defectively manufactured products – A defectively manufactured product is one that may cause harm because of an error in the manufacturing process. An example of a defectively manufactured product would be a cracked product part or missing component to a product that could lead to consumer injury later on.
- Inadequately labeled products – An inadequately labeled product poses a different sort of risk to consumers. It may fail to sufficiently warn a buyer of correct usage or necessary precautions when using the product. An example of an inadequately labeled product would be a medicine that doesn’t warn about serious side effects when combined with certain other medicines.
Our knowledgeable defective product attorneys in Cleveland can help you determine the type of negligence involved in your case and craft a claim that effectively presents your damages. No matter your situation, we are here to stand up for your rights and protections as a consumer.
Consumer Fraud Claims in Cleveland
If a company who acted fraudulently when selling or delivering a product or service has disappointed you, you are probably not alone. Chances are dozens, or even hundreds, of other customers are facing the same issue. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is one of the Cleveland region's most recognized legal names in consumer fraud litigation. We practice exclusively in the area of civil litigation. We handle consumer rights claims that require a sophisticated level of knowledge. Many of our successful cases have been of national significance and have influenced Ohio and national consumer rights laws.
Examples of products that may have injured you include, but are not limited to:
- Children’s toys
- Children’s safety devices
- Household appliances
- Auto parts including tires, airbags, seat belts/buckles, and brakes
- Medical devices
- Recreational / sports equipment
Whether you are part of an injured class of plaintiffs suing in a class action lawsuit, or an individual with a legitimate claim against a company that violated consumer protection laws, let us help. As a consumer, you have rights, and you should know them.
Are You Facing an Individual Case, or a Class Action Lawsuit?
Many instances of consumer fraud litigation include multiple plaintiffs who all share a common complaint for damages for a specific reason against a corporate defendant. In fact, there may already be a class action intent established against a fraudulent company. Our Cleveland product liability lawyers at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP can evaluate your circumstances and determine whether or not you are eligible to join other plaintiffs in a significant consumer fraud lawsuit. If you are the originator of a mass tort consumer fraud claim, you may be eligible for additional compensation.
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Our firm has more than 70 years of experience. We have been serving our Cleveland-area communities since 1946. As a firm, Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is known as a team that will advocate for our clients’ rights and interests and is always prepared to go to trial on behalf of those we represent. We are committed.
Our team at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP handles cases involving unsafe drugs and products. We are proud to stand up for our clients. We operate on a contingency fee basis so that you won’t pay unless we win.
History of Excellence
Our firm has been helping individuals since 1946 and has secured billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
We go the distance for you and your future fight to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our trial attorneys have tried hundreds of cases and are not afraid to take your case to trial.
We offer one-on-one attention and detailed counsel. To us you are not just another case number.
Q:How much was the Roundup settlement?
A:So far, Bayer/Monsanto, the Roundup manufacturer, has paid plaintiffs a total of $11 billion. You can still join a class action lawsuit in a third round of suits that are being prepared for trial now. There are really never any guarantees when it comes to settlements, but we know that payments for individuals typically ranged from $5,000 - $250,000. We expect more suits to come as it is estimated there is around a 15-year gap from exposure to the related cancer, so the lifespan of this issue is unfortunately predicted to be quite long.
Q:Does polypropylene mesh dissolve?
A:The material polypropylene is known to have a very high chance of degrading inside the body. During this process, the mesh stiffens, which can cause chronic pain and hernia recurrence.
Q:Does Nexium cause cancer?
A:Nexium was taken off the market because of failure to properly test the medication and warn the necessary parties of the risks. Use of Nexium is linked to stomach cancer along with heart attack, bone fractures, and kidney problems.
Q:Does Elmiron cause eye damage?
A:Recent reports do show that Elmiron appears to be toxic to the retina. One study found that approximately 25% of people who had used Elmiron extensively showed signs of eye damage such as pattern dystrophy and age-related macular degeneration.