Product Liability

Product Liability Lawyers in Birmingham

Protecting the Masses from Defective Products

Manufacturers of goods, tools, equipment, and anything available for purchase by a consumer have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe for use. Where a risk may be involved, they must warn potential consumers so they can avoid an injury or illness. Sadly, many companies may cut corners on product testing, fail to disclose known risks and defects, or downplay the possible adverse effects of their products.

When you or your loved one has suffered an injury or illness due to a faulty or defective product, you may have the right to compensation for your pain, suffering, and losses. Our attorneys at Montgomery Ponder are experienced product liability attorneys with over 50 years of combined experience representing individuals who have suffered at the hands of large corporations and manufacturers.

Mass Torts

In many cases, a popular product can cause injury or illness to a large group of people throughout the country. Cases such as these may be grouped into what’s called a mass tort—a set of similar lawsuits that are treated as a group for speed, efficiency, and consistency.

Ongoing Product Liability Lawsuits and Mass Torts

Some of the current and ongoing product liability cases that we’ve been focusing on and representing include:

  • 3M Defective Earplugs: Between 2003 and 2015, the dual-ended 3M Combat Arms Ear Plugs (version 2) was standard issued equipment for soldiers. This included soldiers who were deployed to combat zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan. These earplugs were poorly designed, which caused the earplugs to loosen over time and allow sound to enter. In July 2018, after a whistleblower stepped forward, 3M agreed to pay a $9 million penalty to the federal government for failing to disclose the design flaw.
  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos-Related Disease: Asbestos has long been known to cause malignant mesothelioma (a form of cancer) and other severe health risks. Malignant mesothelioma adversely affects the lining of your lungs, heart, abdomen, and other organs. Unfortunately, malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses often remain undetected for years or decades after the exposure. If you’ve been diagnosed with this deadly form of cancer, it’s critical to inform your doctor of any past asbestos exposure. Our legal team at Montgomery Ponder has years of experience representing victims of asbestos exposure and helping them recover the justice and compensation they deserve.
  • Roundup: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently released a statement indicating that Roundup’s primary active chemical compound, glyphosate, may be linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a life-threatening form of cancer. We are investigating cases where individuals have used this popular weed killer and have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
  • JuulE-Cigarettes:When JUUL e-cigarette and vaping devices burst onto the market in 2015, the company promoted them as a tool to help smokers quit and improve their lives by reducing the toxins from cigarette smoke.The unfortunate truth is that instead of converting existing smokers, the majority of consumers JUUL has acquired are not existing smokers, but a new generation of young addicts to nicotine. Allegations exist that JUUL downplayed the dangerous effects and addictive qualities of their products and have made an ongoing nicotine problem worse for young people. Victims with children who’ve become addicted may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover the compensation needed to deal with the ramifications of this situation.

Our Results

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  • Policy Limit Settlement Death & Serious Injuries

    Wrongful Death Hydroplaning Wreck

  • Policy Limit Settlement Serious Injuries

    Passenger Client Injured by Drunk Driver’s Wanton Conduct in Car Wreck

  • Policy Limit Settlement Serious Injuries

    Woman Ejected from Vehicle After Being Struck by Distracted Driver

  • Policy Limit Settlement Serious Injuries

    Clients Injured After Being Thrown From ATV

  • Confidential Settlement Serious Injuries

    Settlement for Client Injured when His Car was Crushed by 18-Wheeler

  • Policy Limit Settlement Serious Injuries

    Woman Struck from Behind by Distracted Driver

  • Confidential Settlement Serious Injuries

    Four Workers Seriously Injured by Drunk Driver

  • Confidential Settlement Serious Injuries

    Car Wreck Involving Mother and Young Children

  • Confidential Settlement Serious Injuries

    Client Injured in School Bus Accident