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Product Liability

Columbus Product Liability Lawyers

Injured by a Defective Product? We Can Help.

Every day, we use a variety of products—from cars to cell phones to medications—designed to make our lives easier, safer, and healthier. We trust that these products will work as they are supposed to, but this isn’t always the case. Defective products can cause serious harm, catastrophic injuries, and even death. And the entities responsible for allowing defective products onto the consumer market can be held accountable.

Defective product claims are very complex. It’s important that you work with an attorney who has experience in product liability law in order to better your chances of securing the full compensation you are owed. At Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, we have helped countless victims of defective products throughout Ohio fight for—and win—the compensation they were owed. Our Columbus product liability lawyers are not afraid to go up against major product manufacturers and distributors, their insurance companies, and their legal teams. Our aggressive approach has helped us recover millions of dollars for our clients, and we have what it takes to protect your best interests.

To get started with a free initial consultation, call our office at (614) 450-2223 or contact us online today. We can travel to you if needed.

What Makes a Product Defective?

In order to bring a claim against a product designer, manufacturer, or distributor, we will need to prove that it was defective in some way. We will also need to prove that this defect is what caused your injuries and resulting damages.

But does it mean for a product to be defective? A product that is inherently dangerous—such as a power tool—is not necessarily defective just because it poses a certain degree of risk to consumers. Nor is a product necessarily defective if a person uses it incorrectly or makes modifications to it, resulting in injuries. Instead, in order for a product to be considered defective, it must pose an unreasonable risk to consumers even when used correctly, or it must have a flaw in the design or actual construction/production that renders it unsafe for typical use.

Generally speaking, a product can be defective in one of three ways:

  • Defective Design: A product with a defective design has been engineered in such a way that it poses an unreasonable risk, even with normal, typical use. An example of a design defect would be a top-heavy sport-utility vehicle that rolls over easily at normal speeds.
  • Defective Manufacturing: Unlike with design defects, a product with a manufacturing defect is not inherently unreasonably unsafe for consumer use, but a flaw or error in the production stage causes it to become defective. A medication that becomes contaminated during production or a vehicle with improperly installed seatbelts both have manufacturing defects.
  • Defective Marketing: Sometimes referred to as “labeling defects,” marketing defects occur when a product is marketed for unapproved use (such as pharmaceutical medications prescribed for off-label uses), or when a product lacks proper warning labels, instructions, or safety signage.

Liability in Defective Product Claims

Product liability claims are somewhat different than typical personal injury cases due to the issue of liability. Whereas in most personal injury cases the injured person must prove that another person or party was negligent, leading to the victim’s injuries and damages, this is not always the case in product liability claims.

There are several theories of negligence when it comes to product liability cases. These include:

  • General Negligence: This is essentially the same as any other general negligence claim. Under this theory, the injured party establishes that the liable manufacturer/entity was negligent in creating the defective product.
  • Strict Liability: Under the theory of strict liability, product manufacturers, distributors, and other entities involved in the creation and distribution of products are always liable for any harm or damages their products cause.
  • Breach of Warranty: Breach of warranty product liability cases involve claims that the product in question did not do what it was marketed to do or that the manufacturer/seller otherwise breached an express or implied warranty.

As you can see, product liability claims can quickly become very complicated. It’s important that you work with an attorney, like those at our firm, who knows how to investigate these types of claims and determine who is liable under the applicable Ohio product liability laws.

Request Your Free Consultation Today

Defective products can leave you suffering from serious, life-altering injuries, mounting medical bills, and immense physical and emotional distress. The first step in your recovery is reaching out to an experienced and compassionate Columbus product liability lawyer who can begin immediately building a case in support of the full recovery you are owed.

You only have two years from the date of the accident/injury to file your product liability claim in Ohio. We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights and options. We offer all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.

Submit an online contact form today or call us at (614) 450-2223 to schedule your free, no-pressure consultation.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People We've Helped
  • We were treated like family members.

    “They kept us informed about everything and explained everything carefully to make sure we understood. We have recommended Brian on numerous occasions to our family and friends. Brian and his staff are professional, reliable, and more than competent.”

    - P.K.
  • Helped me through each step.

    “Got my case resolved, and they helped me through each step of the way! I would definitely recommend them.”

    - C.H.
  • RMB was great to work with.

    “They worked with me to reach a settlement I felt comfortable with, instead of the first two low offers the opposing counsel made. All of my calls were returned in a timely manner (if not answered when placed).”

    - B.L.
  • I never had to wonder how things were going.

    “George was great to work with following a personal injury accident. He explored every single option to achieve the results we were looking for. RMB was also excellent at keeping me updated on the progress of my case.”

    - J.B.
  • Thank you for all you have done.

    “Mr. Ross went out of his way to help me through a difficult time. He and his office kept me informed every step of the way and went above and beyond to win my case.”

    - K.H.
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There Is No Substitute for Results

We've Recovered Millions for Injured Clients
  • Bus Passenger Accident $300,000

    The client was a passenger on a bus, which ran off the road into a ditch causing two compression fractures in his low back (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was involved in head on collision which required extraction.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign. Multiple fractures.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $200,000

    Multiple-impact, rear-end collision resulting in multiple disc herniations.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran stop sign and rolled Jeep. Client walked away but subsequently developed shoulder injuries.

  • Motorcycle Crash $150,000

    Defendant came across three lanes of traffic and struck client who was on his motorcycle. Client suffered substantial “road rash” and a knee injury (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $100,000 Policy Limits

    Client was rear-ended causing low back injury requiring fusion surgery.

  • T-Bone Accident $90,000

    The defendant failed to stop at a red light and T-boned the client on the passenger side of her vehicle.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $90,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign, causing a concussion, vertigo, right ankle injury, and right wrist injury.

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Our Promise to Our Clients

Why You Can Count on Us to Fight for You
  • Guidance & Support

    Our experienced attorneys will handle everything connected to your claim, so that you can focus on your recovery.

  • Client-First Approach

    We pride ourselves on our client-first approach, which compels us to treat each client like a close friend or family member.

  • Trial Experience

    We possess extensive trial experience and are not afraid to take your case to trial to fight for the justice you deserve.

  • Undivided Attention

    At RMB, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the responsiveness & attentiveness that they need and deserve. 

Your Injury is Personal to Us

If you schedule an appointment with us, you will have one of our lawyers (not a paralegal or admin), at your home or place of business to answer all the questions you have about your claim. There is no bait and switch with RMB. If you choose us, WE will handle your injury claim from beginning to end.