St. Louis Product Injury Lawyer

Have you been injured by a dangerous or defective product?

Product liability law protects consumers from the effects of dangerous or defective products. If someone sustained injuries because of a dangerous, defective, insufficiently labeled or misused product, the manufacturer or owner of the company may be held liable for damages. In order to win a product injury case, you must prove at least one of the following:

  • The product was excessively dangerous
  • The product did not have proper safety warnings
  • The product was designed an inherent defect
  • The product was manufactured with a defect

Each year approximately 27,000 people die and many more are severely hurt due to product injuries. Some studies show that more than 220,000 children may be treated in emergency rooms for injuries caused by unsafe toys during a one year period. Additionally, more than one-third of product recalls each year come from defective toys and baby products. Under the law, it is the responsibility of manufacturers that their products be designed, packaged and manufactured in a safe manner.

If you, your child or other family member has been injured because of a defective or dangerous product, a personal injury attorney from the family-owned law firm of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC is ready to give you the caring, tough representation you deserve. As experienced trial attorneys, we know the correct strategies to use for your case.

Common Types of Product Liability Cases

There are many kinds of defective products that can cause injuries, including:

  • Defective medical devices
  • Toys
  • Consumer and household products
  • Electronics
  • Infant or children's products
  • Defective automobiles, parts, and products
  • Defective sport utility vehicles (SUVs) causing rollovers
  • Machinery and factory equipment
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Construction equipment
  • Exercise equipment

It appears that the public is sending a signal to big business that their negligence will not be tolerated. For example, 5 of the 50 largest verdicts last year were for defective products, with only 1 such verdict in the year prior, and the compensation amount was 52% greater. As consumer advocates with families of our own, we do not tolerate defective product injuries or wrongful deaths, and we are ready to do what it takes to secure the compensation that is warranted in your case.