Baltimore Product Liability Attorney

Ken C. GauveyPersonal Injury Attorney

Under Maryland law a manufacturer or distributor (seller) of a defective product is generally strictly liable for injuries that result from the use of the product. Strict liability means that most defenses that would ordinarily be available to a defendant in a tort case – like contributory negligence, for example – are not available in a products liability case.

Common Defective Objects in Product Liability Lawsuits in Maryland

Many items would be considered “products” under products liability law. These may include:

  • Automobiles and their parts (such as airbags and brakes)
  • Household appliances (stoves, furnaces, hair dryers)
  • Children’s clothing, particularly pajamas
  • Children’s toys
  • Children’s household items (such as cribs and playpens)
  • Prescription medications and medical devices (such as orthopedic implants)
  • Food items (such as bagged lettuce, canned foods)
  • Over the counter medications
  • Power tools
  • Roofing materials
  • Chinese drywall

Baltimore, MD Product Liability Attorney Offering Free Consultations

You may file a products liability action even if you no longer have the product, but your case will be much stronger if you do. It is extremely important to preserve the product after you have been injured because the defendants and their insurance companies will wish to inspect it. Failure to preserve the condition of a defective product might mean losing your case, so it is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have been injured by a product.


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