The Donahey Law Firm

Your Columbus, Ohio Product Liability Lawyer

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The Donahey Law Firm – Addressing Accidents Caused by Unsafe & Defective Products

At The Donahey Law Firm, you will find attorneys who have extensive experience handling a variety of personal injury cases, including injuries caused by unsafe and defective products. These types of cases can include railroad disasters, children’s toys, prescription drug injuries, automobile defects, and more.

It can be difficult, costly, and time consuming to prove that a product was the primary cause of an injury, which is why product liability cases require substantial research, analysis, and investigation. Therefore, it is best to find a Columbus product liability lawyer who will fight for your rights following an injury, and has experience in these types of cases.

Our team at The Donahey Law Firm has extensive experience in many different practice areas, including product liability claims. We represent clients throughout Ohio, in cities such as Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland, Akron, Dayton, and more. Our law firm has a proven track record in product liability cases of all sizes, resulting in million dollar verdicts and settlements.

Some of the product defect cases we can help with are outlined below.

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Some of the product defect cases we can help with are outlined below.

Defective Medical Devices

The need for evolving medical technology has sparked life-improving innovation, but the high demand – and potential profit – has also encouraged some manufacturers to rush products onto the market before they have been sufficiently tested, like hip implants and knee replacements.

Hip implants have been known to lead to serious injuries and death. When manufacturers issue a medical device recall, sometimes the recall rocks the entire medical industry. Other times, manufacturers quietly buy back their unsafe products in a “silent recall,” hoping to avoid widespread exposure regarding the unsafe nature of their devices.

Regardless of what action manufacturers take, the consequences are the same for Ohio consumers when they have been harmed by a product they put their faith in.

Knee replacement devices have also been involved in recalls and product liability lawsuits. Two of the largest manufacturers of knee replacement devices, Stryker and Zimmer, have issued recalls and battled against patients whose injuries from defective knee replacements included pain, instability, allergic reactions, and the need to have the device replaced and undergo another surgery.

The world’s pharmaceutical industry makes billions of dollars every single year, and drug companies are always seeking to develop and market the latest, greatest treatments for serious health problems.

Unfortunately, the rush to grab market share has created deadly consequences for consumers. Pharmaceuticals that have not been sufficiently tested are often put on the market, and sometimes, manufacturers are even aware that their products present serious health risks, but they choose to cover up these potentially deadly side effects in order to sell more product.

The Donahey Law Firm works to hold manufacturers liable for dangerous drugs that fall into the hands of innocent consumers. We cannot undo the harm they inflict on patients and families, but we can ensure that our clients are fully compensated for the harm they endure– physical, emotional, and financial. We seek punitive damages when a pharmaceutical company's behavior is especially egregious.

Our team handles a variety of automobile defect claims that lead to injuries and/or wrongful death. For example, a poorly made radial tire can result in tread separation. Tire tread separation and blowouts can be catastrophic because they often cause serious car accidents.

At The Donahey Law Firm, we help victims and families hold all parties accountable in vehicle defect cases– including manufacturers, distributors, and retailers – to make sure adequate compensation is received. Below is a list of just a few of the types of auto defect cases we handle:

  • Tire Defects
  • Rollovers
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Fire/Explosion Hazards
  • Braking Defects
  • Steering Defects

Many Ohio industrial workers and farmers are killed each year by defective or unsafe machinery. Sometimes, a machine safeguard was removed or modified. In other situations, the machinery was designed with a serious safety flaw that the manufacturer could have prevented. The Donahey Law Firm helps investigate industrial accidents and determine who was truly at fault, so the victim can obtain maximum compensation for their injuries.

The deadly effects of asbestos are still manifesting throughout Ohio. If you were exposed to asbestos as an employee and have recently been diagnosed with asbestosis, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Columbus, OH as soon as possible.

If you are or were a tenant exposed to asbestos that was not properly remediated, you may be eligible for compensation for resulting health problems. Note, there are strict time limits for filing these types of lawsuits, so do not delay.

Despite advances in sanitizing technology and stringent food safety regulations, foodborne illness is a common occurrence for Ohio consumers. Most people survive food poisoning and regain full health, but some people still die each year from food poisoning.

Common foodborne illnesses include:

If an outbreak has caused serious harm or death in your family, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at The Donahey Law Firm today.

Each year car seats, cribs, toys, and even clothing cause permanent injuries and death to children in Ohio. Product recalls come too late for some families, and many are never made aware that a particular child’s product has been recalled.

Choking, suffocation, and strangulation hazards are common. Other unsafe products may cause amputation or permanent eye injury. Magnetic toys and magnet sets also lead to a significant number of hospital visits among children, from infants to adolescents. Some life-threatening injuries include intestinal obstruction and perforations, ulcers, and sepsis.

If your child has been harmed or killed by a product, it is important to speak with our experienced product liability lawyers as soon as possible.

Manufacturers and Distributors

Many injuries and deaths could be avoided if manufacturers and distributors took additional steps to ensure their products were safe before releasing them. There is an incentive to increase product safety in order to avoid liability in product liability lawsuits. However, when proper precautions are not taken in lieu of profit margins or other company concerns, and consumers suffer as a result, you need access to trusted legal resources to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

The Donahey Law Firm – Product Liability Cases in Columbus, Ohio

At The Donahey Law Firm, our Columbus product liability attorneys represent individuals who have been injured as a result of unsafe or defective products. We help clients file claims and obtain due compensation for injuries. If you have been injured by a consumer product or machine, at home or in the workplace, contact us to request a free consultation.

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