Cleveland, Mississippi Product Liability Lawyers Assist Plaintiffs
Firm pursues justice for people hurt due to manufacturers’ mistakes
A product that isn’t made correctly or lacks a necessary warning could trigger an injury-causing accident or a serious illness. The Cleveland, Mississippi product liability lawyers at Povall & Jeffreys, P.A. represent clients so they can secure payment from companies who make faulty items. We are committed to achieving justice for state residents who have suffered due to someone else’s carelessness.
How can defective products cause damage?
Whether you’re at home or work, a defective product could require immediate medical treatment and could lead to lifelong consequences. Our personal injury attorneys handle a full range of product liability cases, including matters relating to:
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices — We have obtained six- and seven-figure recoveries in litigation stemming from faulty pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Products such as Yasmin, Fosomac, Vioxx and DePuy ASR hip implants have triggered severe harm in people they were supposed to help.
- Consumer products — Manufacturers that hide potential problems they’ve associated with consumer items such as talcum powder and JUUL vaping devices put users in danger.
- Chemical substances — Millions of homeowners trusted Roundup, but studies have linked the weed-removal substance with certain types of cancer. If you suspect that a chemical substance has harmed you, we can review the situation and outline your options.
- Household items — From the car you drive to the machines you use in your kitchen, one flaw in a product you use routinely could send you to the hospital.
Defendants in product liability cases are often large corporations with lawyers who might try to push you toward a quick, unfair settlement. We know how much a claim should be worth and work diligently to hold negligent manufacturers accountable.
Common injuries that can be caused by a defective product
Many types of injuries and illnesses can be traced to products that are poorly made or improperly labeled. A slight mistake in the manufacture of a drug with dangerous side effects could trigger a blood clot, heart attack or even a wrongful death. If you’re victimized by a mechanical failure, you could require medical care for a burn, cut or an injury to your eye.
What is the typical claims process after someone is hurt by a faulty product?
As you recover from an accident, you might not even be sure if a faulty product is to blame. Our experienced attorneys work quickly to investigate what occurred, consulting with subject matter experts when necessary. Defendants and their insurance companies often try to evade their legal responsibility, but we will press for a prompt, fair resolution. If the liable party refuses to provide appropriate relief, we can file a product liability lawsuit while continuing to seek compensation through a settlement or a method of alternative dispute resolution. In the absence of a satisfactory result, we are always prepared to go to trial.
What must be proven to win a defective product claim?
You have three years from the date of your injury to file a product liability lawsuit, but evidence and witnesses become more difficult to locate as time passes. Should the case go to court, you must prove that the defendant’s product was not safe for normal use and that the defect was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s harm. Mississippi is a pure comparative negligence state so you can collect even if you were partly at fault for the injury. Damages that are available include reimbursement for medical costs and lost wages resulting from the injury. Victims can also collect payment for the pain and suffering they endured.
Contact a knowledgeable Mississippi product liability lawyer to set up a meeting
Povall & Jeffreys, P.A. pursues compensation for Mississippi clients in all types of product liability litigation. If you have been hurt by a defective item, please call 662-843-9948 or contact us online. We are located in Cleveland.