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How Can a San Diego Product Liability Lawyer Help You?

San Diego product liability lawyers at Vaage Law have successfully represented clients against manufacturers and distributors for more than 35 years. With over $150 million recovered for everyday individuals and families, we can help make sure you are fully compensated for your personal injury claims.

Designers, makers, and sellers of consumer goods or medical products owe you a duty of care. That means they are obligated to produce safe and accurately labeled products for sale. If you or the doctors treating you were sold an unsafe product, a personal injury attorney can help investigate the cause of the defect, and pursue the person, company, or business responsible.

At Vaage Law, our San Diego product liability firm has represented workers, patients, and families harmed by defective products. We have an established network of experts who can testify about your injuries, calculate your future care needs, and fully investigate your case to identify all liable parties. We have a track record of proven negotiation and trial skills that can maximize your compensation.

For your free legal consultation, contact our California offices online or by calling (619) 338-0505. One phone call may confirm your case’s viability, relieve your worries, and secure representation for you right away.

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What Kind of Settlement Can a San Diego Product Liability Attorney Help You Secure?


A settlement or verdict in a product liability lawsuit could include coverage for:

  • Medical bills related to any emergency or ongoing care, from an allergic reaction to contaminated medication, to revision surgeries and physical rehabilitation to remove a defective medical implant device
  • Job-related losses such as lost wages and benefits, reduced wages, lost employment, or an inability to work going forward
  • Pain and suffering damages related to physical pain, emotional turmoil, or marital and family strife caused by the stress surrounding your injury
  • Punitive damages, also known as “punishment” damages, which may be ordered in cases where a company or individual acts extremely appallingly — such as knowing of a defect but allowing it to persist in the pursuit of profit over consumer safety
  • Wrongful death damages when the injury causes by a defective product leads to a loss of life  

Your settlement or verdict in a San Diego product liability case will reflect your specific losses and needs. It is key to enter these legal proceedings with experienced representation. Your lawyer’s diligence in building your case, and their skill at negotiating for your best interests, are the keys to a successful outcome with tangible results.

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What Types of Cases Does a San Diego Product Injury Lawyer Handle?

At Vaage Law, our case results include product injury clients such as:

  • An engineer who was severely burned when a 30-inch reheat steam pipe burst due to a faulty weld
  • The children of a father who suffered a wrongful death in a plane crash due to a defective engine part
  • A patient who was permanently injured by a spine surgeon who was using defective nerve monitoring equipment during surgery
  • Women whose surgeon used a surgical mesh in an uncleared manner during breast reconstruction surgery
  • Patients injured by other defective medical products such as pain pumps, hip replacements, and cosmetic implants

These product liability achievements by Vaage Law are just a short selection of examples across industries. In general, product liability cases can arise from negligence at the design stage of a product, the manufacturing, and/or the improper sale of the product. For more information on these categories, see the FAQs further below.

If you were harmed by a product you purchased, an experienced product liability injury lawyer can help you. A lawsuit could provide higher-quality care for your injuries and financial stability for your family. It could also lead to important safety changes if the involved companies are held accountable for their failures and negligence. Contact the San Diego offices of Vaage Law at (619) 338-0505 for a free, fully confidential, no-obligation consultation.

Contact an Experienced San Diego Product Injury Attorney

Every year, thousands of consumers and patients are seriously injured due to defective or dangerous consumer products, medical devices, and drugs. Whether the defect lies in the product’s design, how it was manufactured, or in the details of its marketing, state and federal law holds companies liable for the design, manufacture, and distribution of unsafe products.

At Vaage Law, we utilize some of the most highly regarded and educated experts in the nation to support each case against individuals, corporations, manufacturers, public entities, and insurance companies. As a result of our extensive knowledge of medical malpractice cases, we are also uniquely qualified to review your medical records to determine if a defective medical device caused or contributed to any of your injuries.

If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a defective or dangerous product, you may be able to recover for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other forms of compensation. To learn more about your product liability case and explore your legal options, reach out to our San Diego offices at (619) 338-0505 as soon as possible for a free consultation. 

San Diego Product Liability Claim FAQs

What qualifies as a product liability claim?

There are three general types of product liability injury claims the San Diego attorneys at Vaage Law can help you pursue.

Design defect issues occur when the design of the product itself causes harm when used as directed, like metal-on-metal rotational cuffs that produce toxic sludge in the body through normal intended use. Manufacturing defect injury claims are instances where the manufacturing of a product creates a dangerous defect, such as improperly mixed medications. Failure to warn claims focus more on the point of sale and the marketing surrounding products, like medications or supplements that have contraindications you weren’t informed about when purchasing.

These types of legal issues may overlap. One product liability case could involve a design defect, faulty manufacturing, and retail issues regarding absent warnings. Your attorney will fully investigate your case to identify all liable parties. This work helps maximize the compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Who can I sue for a defective product?

Depending on the source of the harmful element of your product, you may be entitled to sue the product’s designer or inventor, its manufacturer, or the business or retailer who improperly sold you the product. Your case may involve suing multiple parties if your attorney’s investigation discovers more than one liable party. This opens up more potential compensation resources for you and your family.

Can I sue for a defective product that harmed my child?

Yes, children’s injury claims can be brought by parents or legal guardians on behalf of minors for defective products. Be sure to contact a lawyer as soon as possible — there are deadlines associated with injury claim cases, and your child’s window for justice may be closing faster than you realize.

Do I have to pay to file a product liability case?

At Vaage Law, our firm handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not ask for payment before beginning work on your claim, and instead invest in your case upfront. We do this because we understand that our clients may be experiencing financial hardships due to an injury interrupting their lives. You owe us nothing unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.

For more information and to secure representation from proven San Diego product liability lawyers, reach out to Vaage Law online or by phone at (619) 338-0505. All communications with our firm are confidential, and your consultation is free of charge.

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