Product Liability

Unsafe, Defective and Dangerous Products

"Ford recalls nearly a half a million of its Escape sport utility vehicles"

"Merck & Company withdraws the arthritis drug Vioxx from the worldwide market due an increased risk of heart attack and stroke to those who use it."

"Volkswagen recalls 290,000 diesel-powered cars worldwide"

If you read the headlines on a daily basis, you might form the opinion that the general public is in constant danger from unsafe, defective and unreasonably dangerous products. Unfortunately, in some cases, this may be accurate.

Product Liability Law Overview

Product liability is the area of law that deals with the liability of the manufacturer in relation to these and other defective products. In some cases, liability for defective products extends to other parties included within the chain of distribution, such as the wholesaler, the retailer, or even the manufacturer of a component part.

Reasons for Filing A Product Liability Lawsuit

There are several reasons a personal injury accident victim can instigate a lawsuit:

  • Breach of Implied Warranty
  • Breach of Express Warranty
  • Negligence
  • Strict Liability

Auto Accidents and Defective Parts

In cases involving auto accidents, a car repair shop may even be held liable if there is a causal relationship between faulty repairs and the accident. To learn more about the requirements regarding motor vehicle parts recalled by manufacturers, simply follow this link for more information on the TREAD Act.

If you or someone you love has been injured or has died as the result of a defective or dangerous product or pharmaceutical, perhaps in the case of a medical device recall, or for any other reason, contact the Iowa City, product liability lawyers at Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC for assistance.

Our Iowa City product liability attorneys proudly represent clients throughout Iowa, including, Iowa City, Davenport, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines County, Johnson County, Linn County, Polk County and Black Hawk County.