Product Liability

The manufacturers and sellers of products have a duty to sell products which are reasonably safe.

 

There are several types of product liability:

 

  • Design Defect – an intended condition of the product renders it unreasonably dangerous. The design itself is flawed, for instance. In these cases, there must exist a safer alternative.
  • Manufacturing Defect – a defect that arises for manufacturing failures which cause a product to depart from a safe product design. Manufacturing defects are, in a sense, unintended.
  • Marketing Defect – This defect is a failure to provide adequate instructions or a failure to warn the consumer about ways of using the product which are dangerous.

Unlike some other areas of personal injury, the courts have tended to expand consumer protection over recent decades. However, these cases can be complex, requiring very specific kinds of expert testimony. Rock Onstad has handled numerous successful product liability cases and has a particular interest in medical devices.


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VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS in which Rockne W. Onstad was Lead Counsel or Co-Counsel

Gross Amount Client Recovery Attorney Fee Expenses Nature
$13,650,000 $8,055,000 $5,460,000 $135,000     Product Liability, Apache Helicopter Gear Box, Spinal Injuries (settlement)
$9,200,000 $6,320,064 $2,760,000 $119,358     Product Liability, Defective Aircraft Carburetor, Wrongful Death (settlement)
$3,500,000 $2,028,000 $1,400,000 $72,000     Product Liability, Design Defect, Spinal Cord Injury (settlement)
$2,950,000 $1,731,000 $1,180,000 $39,000     Defective Design of Helicopter, Paralysis & Wrongful Death (settlement)
$2,500,000 $1,644,667 $833,333 $22,000     Product Liablity, Defective Farm Tractor, Arm Loss (settlement)
$2,300,000 $1,091,000 $920,000 $59,000     Product Liability, All Terrain Vehicle, Spinal Injury (settlement)
$2,200,000 $1,191,000 $880,000 $129,000     Product liability, subdural hematoma (settlement)
$1,700,000 $1,130,730 $565,363 $3,907     Product Liability, Defective Design, Burns (settlement)
$1,500,000 $847,000 $600,000 $53,000     Defective Aircraft Component, Military Aircraft, Wrongful Death (settlement)
$1,111,000 $594,933 $444,400 $71,623     Product Liability, Heart Stent, Heart Damage (settlement)
$1,000,000 $630,000 $333,000 $36,000     Defective Military Aircraft, Manufacturing Defect, Wrongful Death (settlement)
$615,000 $340,000 $246,000 $29,000     Product Liability, Bass Boat, Wrongful Death (jury trial & settlement)
$615,000 $440,985 $153,750 $20,265     Defective Swimming Pool, Breach of Contract (settlement)
$500,000 $225,000 $250,000 $25,000     Product Liability, Defective Hay Baler, Wrongful Death (settlement)
$450,000 $300,000 $148,905 $1,095     Product Liability, Medical Device, Throat Injury (settlement)
$360,000 $204,000 $144,000 $12,000     Product Liability, Defective Firearm, Foot Injury (jury verdict)
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