How Do I Know If a Product is Defective?
If a product is involved in the process of an injury or a death, there needs to be an investigation to determine if that product was defective.
When people come to us with their case, the first thing we do is we listen. What happened? What do we know? And where can we go from here? After we listen we outline very specific steps that we can take to begin investigating their case. These are steps we’ve taken in many cases before to figure out whether the product that we know is involved caused the injury or caused the death.
The steps we outline to determine if a product is defective involves hiring experts. It involves an investigation. It involves a deep dive into the medical history and the current medical status of the injured person or the deceased. We look at the product and we ask:
- Who are their competitors?
- What are their competitors doing?
- Could this have been prevented? Should it have been prevented?
- Is there any safety device or warning that was missing?
- Is there any type of way that the product could have been designed differently that would have completely eliminated this issue altogether?
When those answers align, we know there is a case and we pursue the company.