Products Liability Overview
When discussing products liability, it is important to differentiate between products that are dangerous and those that simply do not do what they are supposed to do.
Defective products, which can include anything from new cars that break down in the first 1,000 miles to computer hard drives that destroy data, are an issue of consumer fraud, not products liability. For more information about Defective Consumer Products, visit the Consumer Class Actions section of our web site.
Dangerous products are an issue of products liability because they endanger personal safety. Manufacturers and sellers of products have a duty imposed by law to provide those products with every element necessary to make them safe for their ordinary uses - and to ensure that the products they sell do not contain anything that would cause injury to the user.
Sheller, P.C. attorneys have successfully represented individuals nationwide who have been seriously injured by defects in:
- Pharmaceutical products (prescription and over-the-counter drugs)
- Medical devices
- Automobiles and construction vehicles
- Industrial products
Sheller, P.C. attorneys are conducting a number of ongoing product investigations described in detail on this website; see the list of products and helpful consumer information below.
Sheller, P.C. may consider additional products for investigation
If you believe you have been harmed by a product not listed in the current investigations and think you need legal representation fill out the form on this page or call us at (800) 883-2299.
Initial case evaluations are at no charge to you; all communication is confidential.
Products Liability Resources:
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The Rand Institute for Civil Justice Product Liability
Cornell University Law School Products Liability website
ConsumerAffairs.com: an independent, internet-based consumer news and resource center