Each year, thousands of Americans are injured by defective or poorly made products. Despite the government regulations that exist, some manufacturers still produce substandard items that could harm consumers. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective product, it is important for you to know that you have the right to fight for compensation for your injuries and hardship.
At Morris James, our personal injury attorneys understand how harmful a product defect can be. We are committed to fighting on your behalf to see that the responsible manufacturer is held liable for the defective product, and that you receive the full compensation that you deserve. Our law firm opened in 1932. Since then, we have fought for people just like you who, through no fault of their own, were injured in accidents or by another’s negligence. You need someone in your corner, and we want to be that someone.
The attorneys on our team combine more than 150 years of experience, and we put that knowledge to work for you. We use a range of strategies to assist our clients, from negotiations to mediation, exploring every avenue that could help you get the best results in your case. Our attorneys are dedicated to our clients. We care about you and your family, and we want to help. We establish personal communications with each client. We listen intently to you and your concerns, and employ compassionate communication to help you feel at ease discussing these difficult topics.
For more information on products liability, review the below FAQs, or contact us via our website, live chat, or call our offices.
Products Liability FAQs
What Types of Potentially Harmful Products Lead to Lawsuits?
We use and interact with hundreds of different products on a daily basis at home, at work, in school, in parks and other public spaces. Some types of products that are commonly involved in product liability lawsuits include:
- Pharmaceutical Products
- Food Products / Containers
- Childcare Products / Children’s Toys
- We have experience litigating a variety of product liability cases, including manufacturing defects and design defects.
How is Liability Determined in a Product Liability Case?
It can be difficult for victims to determine who is responsible for their injuries without a thorough investigation. It may not immediately be clear whether a manufacturer, designer, or other party is responsible for the defect that caused your injury. Our Delaware product liability lawyers are experienced at gathering evidence and proving negligence in product defect cases so that the liable party can be clearly identified and held responsible for your injuries.
How Do I Find the Right Product Liability Lawyers in Delaware?
The right representation can help you secure the most favorable outcome in your case. Each law firm has a different guiding philosophy, and finding one that fits with your needs will make for the best experience. Set up an initial consultation with a law firm to learn more about its services and gauge how comfortable you are with the firm's attorneys. Here are a few things you should look for when considering Delaware product liability attorneys:
- Experience: Defective products are a specific niche of the law, and you'll want an attorney who has handled these types of cases in the past. Such attorneys will have the best understanding of the law and how to deal with the setbacks that come with any civil case. A high-quality law firm will be forthcoming about its past experience too, so make sure you check.
- Results: Has the law firm secured positive results for defective product cases in Delaware before? How recently? You'll want to know specifics, such as settlement amounts. While outcomes will vary from case to case, knowing that a lawyer has had some success will give you confidence in their skills and ability to fight on your behalf.
- Reputation: Look for a firm that's respected within the industry and has a long, established history of fighting for those who experienced product-caused personal injury in Delaware.
FiberCel Bone Graft Injury FAQs
What is FiberCel Fiber Viable Bone Matrix?
FiberCel is a fiber-based bone repair product made from human tissue and engineered to maintain characteristics of natural tissue. It is used in orthopedic or reconstructive bone grafting procedures in combination with autologous bone or other forms of allograft bone or alone as a bone graft.
Additionally, FiberCel provides handling properties that are critical for use as a bone void filler in various orthopedic and spinal procedures. FiberCel contains cancellous bone particles with preserved living cells and demineralized cortical bone fibers to facilitate bone repair and healing.
FiberCel and Tuberculosis - Post-surgery infection risks?
The typical method of contracting tuberculosis is to breathe in the bacteria called "Mycobacterium tuberculosis." However, in the case of patients with bone-graft and other orthopedic/reconstruction surgeries, their bodies may be more susceptible to infections of all kinds and the tuberculosis bacteria, if included in the lot of FiberCell bone grafts, could find a suitable host in which to proliferate.
FiberCell was used in my procedure - what should I do?
If you believe you received FiberCel as part of your (or a loved one's) medical treatment, such as a bone graft for orthopedic or reconstructive purposes, and have developed an infection or tuberculosis, call 302.655.2599 or fill out this form immediately.
Verdicts and Settlements
- $2.2 million settlement: a man who, while in the course and scope of his employment, lost both legs when struck on the side of the road by a truck driver
- $2.1 million settlement: Navy SEAL struck by a driver who left the roadway, causing serious injuries to his legs
- $875,000 settlement: bicyclist who injured an eye when struck by a teenage car driver
- $850,000 settlement: young lady injured her shoulder in a multi-car accident which resulted in surgery, lost earnings, and medical expenses
- $615,000 settlement: 47-year-old man struck by a car while changing a tire, resulting in a significant arm injury
- $500,000 settlement: wrongful death claim where the defendant crossed the center line, killing the mother of 5 adult children
- $445,000 settlement: 60-year-old tractor-trailer driver rear-ended by another tractor-trailer, resulting in neck and back surgeries
- $350,000 settlement: 44-year-old woman who suffered orthopedic injuries resulting in surgery as a result of a motor vehicle accident
- $297,500 settlement: policy limits wrongful death settlement arising out of a motor vehicle accident
- $250,000 settlement: 51-year-old man who suffered a neck injury requiring surgery as a result of a motor vehicle accident
- $220,000 settlement: 46-year-old female cafeteria worker, injured low back lifting a tray of juice and subsequently diagnosed with failed back syndrome
- $205,000 settlement: 32-year-old male maintenance worker sustained low back injury while moving a trash dumpster, requiring multiple surgeries
- $164,990 settlement: 49-year-old male bus driver sustained low back and knee injuries when the bus hit a deep pothole, resulting in knee replacement surgery
- $125,000 settlement: 66-year-old woman who suffered an eye injury as a result of a trip and fall at a retail store
- $90,000 jury verdict: 44-year-old man rear-ended in an automobile accident resulting in muscular injuries and an elbow nerve injury
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