Thornton Law Firm LLP in Boston has a long history of successfully protecting the rights of victims of dangerous or defective products.  Our experience in complex product liability litigation has resulted in significant verdicts or settlements for our clients injured by unsafe products used in the workplace and in the home.

We understand products liability laws

Please visit our significant cases page to see our successes in products liability cases.

Many victims of accidents blame themselves for their injuries.  However, the manufacturer or distributor should share responsibility if the product involved was defective.  Manufacturers and distributors have the responsibility and obligation to make their products safe for every consumer.  The law compels them to examine all reasonable scenarios in which the product will be used to determine if it is safe for use in that environment.

It is vital that accident victims understand their rights in these cases, and that a skilled lawyer conducts a thorough investigation.  Consulting with an experienced products liability attorney can protect your interests.

A lawsuit against the manufacturer or seller of a defective product is known as a products liability case.  There are two types of liability.

Defective design or manufacture claims seek compensation for injury or damage caused by a product.  The damage could result from:

  • Negligence—when the manufacturer knew or should have known that the product was dangerous but did nothing to alleviate the danger
  • Breach of warranty—when a product is not safe for the purpose for which it was created

Failure to warn claims are based on a company’s failure to post explicit and descriptive warning labels.

We put our products liability knowledge to work for our clients

Defective and dangerous products are brought to our attorneys’ attention almost daily.  These items, despite being used the way the maker or seller intended, wind up being potentially harmful to consumers.  Defects and dangers are not limited to toys and products that are recalled by the manufacturer.  In fact, defective products are much more common than most people realize.

Our attorneys pursue claims involving—

  • Prescription drugs
  • Over the counter medications
  • Medical devices
  • Tools
  • Equipment
  • Heavy machinery
  • Construction equipment
  • Household appliances
  • Consumer products
  • Children’s products
  • Toys
  • Bedding
  • Car seats
  • Food
  • Motor vehicles
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelts
  • SUV rollovers

Thornton Law Firm products liability attorneys

Trust our Massachusetts products liability attorneys to help

Contact the Boston law firm of Thornton Law Firm LLP online or at 1-888-491-9726 for a free consultation with a recognized leader in personal injury litigation.  You have nothing to risk.  We offer a fair and accurate assessment of your case.