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Product Liability: Defective and Recalled Products

When people purchase a product online or at the store, they should feel confident that the item is safe. Unfortunately, thousands of defective products injure people each year. Whether you have been hurt in an accident due to faulty brakes or a malfunctioning medical device, our defective product lawyers can help you recover the damages you deserve.

At The Lyon Firm, we have years of experience representing people injured by defective products. We understand the complexity of product liability law and its many challenges. If you or a loved one have been harmed by a faulty product, you need aggressive representation and compassionate guidance throughout the claims process.

We are a law firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio representing individuals nationwide in class action and product liability litigation. Call (513) 381-2333 to schedule a free consultation and arrange an evaluation of your case.

Can You Sue a Manufacturer for a Faulty Product?

You have a right to sue a manufacturer for a faulty product. Product liability is the body of law that provides a legal remedy for personal injuries and commercial loss due to defective products being placed in the stream of commerce. The “stream of commerce” describes a product’s journey from the manufacturer to the seller and eventually the consumer.

American corporations are not always as vigilant as they should be. At times, they put profits before the safety of the general public and allow dangerous and defective products on the market without proper testing or warnings.

Unfortunately, harmful product defects are often not discovered until an adult or child suffers an injury. A “product liability claim” can hold manufacturers and suppliers accountable for their negligence and provide monetary compensation for individuals and families.
The manufacturers of consumer products have a duty to foresee potential injury and properly design and test products before they are released. Companies must also properly warn consumers of any risks associated with their products.

Any failure to protect consumers that results in accidents and injury can lead to product defect lawsuits. Some potentially liable parties in a defective product lawsuit may involve:

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Product designers
  • Manufacturers and distributors of dangerous chemicals
  • Installers and repair professionals
  • Packaging and labelers
  • Industrial manufacturers
  • Distribution outlets

In some cases, there may be multiple parties responsible for a defective product. Speaking with a skilled and knowledgeable attorney can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and what remedies your claim may potentially involve.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

How Much Is a Defective Product Lawsuit Potentially Worth?

Depending on the circumstances, a defective product lawsuit can cover a wide range of losses and expenses. At The Lyon Firm, we have recovered millions in damages for our clients. While we cannot give the details of our cases due to confidentiality, we are honored to have helped so many families hurt by negligence.

No two defective product liability cases are alike. Our attorneys work hard to understand the full medical picture and how your injuries affect your day-to-day life. You may be entitled to the following damages:

  • Full coverage of medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you cannot work
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Possible punitive damages

Economic damages can be found by assessing your injury-related expenses and estimating any future financial losses. Damages that involve pain, suffering, and emotional distress are subjective. The total compensation is dependent on the skill of your attorney to translate your pain into a monetary number.

Our defective product lawyers have worked with many individuals and families. We have the experience and knowledge to maximize your recoverable damages.

What Qualifies as a Defective Product?

A product qualifies as defective when it is used properly and according to instructions but causes an unreasonable risk of harm. Proper use must be established for your claim to qualify as a defective product case. If a product fails to provide adequate instructions or warnings, you may have a “failure to warn defect.”

For instance, suppose you are prescribed a new medication that does not warn about harmful interactions if taken with another medication. You may have a defective product claim for failure to warn.
Products are deemed defective when they pose an unreasonable risk of injury. What a court considers to be an unreasonable risk of harm is usually found by comparing similar products and circumstances in other cases.

For instance, suppose a new drug hits the market and lists restless leg syndrome as one of the side effects. If you are prescribed the medication and experience restless leg syndrome, you may not have a qualifying defective product claim because you were aware of the risk.

However, if the same medication causes a heart attack, the drug may have a design or manufacturing defect:

  • Manufacturing defect: During the manufacturing process, products that are alike in make and model should look identical. When a product differs in some way from the others, it may be due to an error during the creation of the product. Such errors can present health and safety risks.
  • Design defect: A design defect describes a product that is harmful despite being manufactured and used properly. Design defects refer to items that are inherently dangerous by the way they are designed or conceptualized.

Unreasonably dangerous products vary widely, ranging from toys and baby products to food and other items. If you or a loved one have been injured while using a product and are concerned that the item is defective, speak with an experienced defective product today. We can discuss the details of your case and use our resources to investigate the type of defect and determine who is liable for your injuries.

What Are Some Examples of Defective Products?

Examples of defective products can be found in our homes, our places of business, and our favorite restaurants. Whether due to a manufacturing defect or a design defect, harmful products are everywhere.

Examples of manufacturing defects may include:

  • A 1/8″ PVC pipe that arrives slightly larger than expected, causing an unsafe gap when fitted to other pipes of the same size
  • A teddy bear with one loose button eye that poses a choking hazard
  • A piece of furniture that is missing a screw, making it more susceptible to a tip-over accident

Examples of design defects may include:

  • A laptop battery that melts the outer shell when left on a charger for the recommended time
  • A children’s doll painted with lead paint
  • A table saw with a safety guard that easily detaches

Examples of failure to instruct or warn defect may include:

  • A supplement that fails to warn consumers it will render birth control ineffective
  • A frozen dinner that fails to instruct consumers to place it on a baking sheet and not directly on the rack
  • A top-heavy SUV that fails to warn consumers of potential rollover risks

Defective products endanger lives every day. Several federal and state agencies have been developed to help keep people safe. Retail outlets and websites keep lists of recalled products available to actively keep customers informed.

The defective product lawyers at The Lyon Firm are nationally-recognized. We have represented thousands of clients across the U.S. against some of the largest organizations in the world

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How Many Americans Are Injured From Defective Products?

Thousands of Americans are harmed by defective products each year. When injuries occur due to recalled or defective products, plaintiffs can file product liability injury claims with the assistance of a qualified product liability attorney.

According to the following federal agencies, 4,000 harmful products were recalled in the last reporting year:

  • 2,789 recalls were issued by The Food and Drug Administration
  • Over 400 products were recalled by The Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • 93 various children’s products were recalled
  • More than 300,000 dangerous drugs were pulled from shelves

As consumers, we have a right to know if any of the products we have purchased have proven harmful to others. Auto dealerships send notices to customers warning of recalled car parts. However, most purchases are not as easily traced.

Most consumers discover their baby’s swing or recently bought produce is harmful through news outlets. Periodically checking recall alert agencies may prevent you or members of your family from dangerous products or drugs.

When a product is determined to be defective, the company is liable for any foreseeable injuries that are in part caused by the defective condition of the product. Rightful compensation can include medical costs, long-term disability in the case of permanent injury, and other damages that may include pain and suffering and lost wages.

Holding companies responsible for dangerous products released to the market is only fair for consumers and victims. When a product liability case is filed and a settlement or verdict is reached, large punitive damages aim to make America a safer place, discourage corporations from cutting corners, and failing to properly test their own products before being released to the public.

Why Choose the Defective Product Lawyers at The Lyon Firm?

The defective product lawyers at The Lyon Firm are nationally-recognized. We have represented thousands of clients across the U.S. against some of the largest organizations in the world:

  • We have represented clients in over 40 multidistrict litigations in federal and state court
  • We have recovered 7 figure results across multiple areas of practice
  • Many of our cases have received national attention for their importance to public health

Lead Attorney Joseph Lyon founded his firm on compassionate consumer advocacy. His dedication to clients is unparalleled, regularly meeting them in their homes, hospitals, and family celebrations. During a recent case, he drove over 6,000 miles for investigative work and client meetings.

If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries due to a defective product, let our award-winning litigation team recover the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case today by calling (513) 381-2333.

Defective Product FAQs

What Is the Filing Deadline for a Defective Product Lawsuit?

The filing deadline for a defective product lawsuit is two years. Generally, the 24-month period begins from the date of the injury or diagnosis of illness. An experienced defective product lawyer can advise you of your rights. At The Lyon Firm, we offer free consultations to discuss your options and best interests.

What Are Common Injuries Caused by Defective Products?

Common injuries caused by defective products include:

  • Head injuries
  • Loss of oxygen, mostly due to drowning or choking
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Broken or fractured bones

Defective products involve a wide range of goods that people believe are safe. For example:

  • Parents trust the toys online or on the shelves
  • Families trust the food they bring home from the store to be safe to serve
  • People trust the tires on their car
  • Patients trust the medications they are prescribed

When the products people believe are safe cause serious injuries, it is important to hold responsible parties accountable.

What Are Common Types of Defective Products?

The most common types of defective products are:

  • Dangerous drugs
  • Children’s toys
  • Food
  • Machinery parts
  • Medical devices
  • Equipment

Despite safety protocols and testing requirements, defective products can make it into people’s hands and cause devastating injuries.

What Do Defective Product Lawyers Do?

Companies have a duty to provide reasonably safe products throughout the manufacturing, design, and distribution process. In some cases, multiple parties may be responsible for a defective product.

At The Lyon Firm, our defective product lawyers have the skill and experience to recover the compensation you deserve. Call us today to discuss your options at (513) 381-2333 and schedule a consultation.