At work or at home, you assume that the systems and devices that assist you are safe for your use. You have a reasonable expectation of safety. However, sometimes designs for systems or products are defective. If you have been injured because of a defectively designed product, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
At Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co. L.P.A., our attorneys handle the full range of personal injury and product liability cases. With more than 30 years of legal experience, our law firm has earned a reputation within our Cleveland community for excellence. Let our seasoned and knowledgeable attorneys handle your case with the professionalism and personal attention you and your family deserve.
Helping Our Clients Address Safety Defects
Our law firm handles product liability cases, a niche area that addresses situations that emerge from defectively designed products or manufacturing. Defective design involves improperly built machinery, medical devices, cars or complex industrial processes and can injure people at home or at work.
Before any product can be used, it needs to be tested for safety. If there are potential dangers or risks associated with the product, machine or system, it is the designer’s responsibility to eliminate the risk, guard against those hazards or provide warnings that meet legal requirements. When an individual is injured because of a defective product design, we hire experts to assist in determining if there were foreseeable dangers and whether he or she should have been guarded for the employee’s safety.
In defective design cases, it is difficult to bring a lawsuit against the employer. When an employee is injured on the job, the law may protect an employer but hold a defective designer or manufacturer accountable for the injury. In those cases, our lawyers must show that the employer had an intent to harm the employees and generally that is not the case. However, it may be possible to bring a successful lawsuit against the designer for the design of the product.
Contact an Ohio Defective Machine Design Attorney
Product liability cases can be particularly complex without the assistance of a skilled and experienced attorney. Let our experienced lawyers help you through this difficult situation. Contact us online or call toll free at 888-341-5854 or at 216-592-8364 to discuss the particulars of your legal situation.