Ohio Consumer Litigation / Class Actions

Ohio Consumer Litigation / Class Actions Attorneys

Have you been injured by a defective consumer product?
Have you been the victim of a broken contract?
Do you own shares in a company that’s facing litigation?

Call the defective product lawyers at Burg Simpson Ohio to discuss your class action lawsuit with us. Consumer litigation and class actions are highly involved and complex. Call 513-852-5600 right away to speak with a consumer protection lawyer in our Ohio office before it’s too late to get help!

BURG SIMPSON OHIO PROVIDES COUNSEL FOR YOUR LEGAL NEEDS, INCLUDING:

Breach of Privacy / Personal Data Loss
Breach of Warranty
Defective Products / Product Recalls
Unfair Practices

CONSUMER PRODUCT LIABILITY

Every year, consumer products send millions of consumers to the hospital. While some of these injuries are certainly a result of operator error, a lot of them aren’t. Under Ohio law, if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of using an unreasonably dangerous, faulty or inappropriately labeled product, you could be entitled to compensation for:

  • Economic losses, including past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, as well as out-of-pocket costs.
  • Non-economic losses, including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental and emotional distress, and inconvenience.
  • Permanent impairment and disfigurement.
  • Loss of consortium.

The family of a person killed by a defective product might also be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages. You need a product liability attorney to help step you through these intricate claims.

HOW CAN PRODUCTS BE DEFECTIVE?

Design flaws occur when a manufacturer fails to identify and eliminate a danger within a given product. Defective products, when they’re discovered, will be recalled either by the manufacturer or the government. Design defect claims arise from these products regardless of whether or not the product was made exactly to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Manufacturing defects occur when the product is actually being constructed. Oftentimes, these types of defects will happen within a small batch of products (for example, food contamination, or improperly fabricated parts of an object which compromises its structural integrity).

Marketing defects occur when the manufacturer fails to clearly warn consumers of the risks of its product. If the product is dangerous when used as directed or is more dangerous than an ordinary consumer would expect, the manufacturer can be held responsible for failure to warn.

WHAT DO I DO IF I’M A VICTIM OF A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT?

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a consumer product, the first step you should take is to contact an attorney at law who has experience in products liability and personal injury claims.

You should be aware that there are time limits for filing a class action suit and that the time limits differ depending upon which state’s law applies. In fact, Ohio and Kentucky have very different time limits for many claims. Because of these time limits, it is essential that you do not delay in seeking legal advice.

You also have to consider that proving a consumer products liability case can be difficult and expensive. Often the manufacturer is a larger company with substantial money available to defend against your claim. You’ll need to make sure you have experienced and established Ohio defective product lawyers helping you along the way.

WHAT KIND OF PRODUCT LIABILITY CASES DOES BURG SIMPSON HANDLE?

Burg Simpson has represented thousands of consumers injured by a multitude of different types of products – from smoke detectors to hair coloring, contact lens solution to farm tractors. We at Burg Simpson use this extensive experience to help our clients obtain justice and to rebuild the lives of families who have suffered due to the fault or negligence of another.

Our team helps clients navigate the many legal issues that surround products liability claims, including causation investigation, expert retention and evaluation of product defects, medical injury investigation, damages issues, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and, if necessary, trial litigating in court against defendants who deny responsibility.

Call Burg Simpson OHIO today at 513-852-5600 or fill out our free case evaluation form now so we can discuss your case with you.

CLASS ACTIONS

Class actions are civil lawsuits concerning a large group of plaintiffs. A few individuals initiate the class action lawsuit, acting as representatives for the entire group. Circumventing the need for a multitude of individual suits, class actions serve as a much more efficient way of making a case against large corporations.

Each Burg Simpson Ohio attorney strongly believes that class actions play a critical part in society. Class actions offer a way for individuals to hold corporations accountable for the wrongful conduct that would otherwise go unchecked. Often class actions are the only realistic means of holding large corporate wrongdoers accountable.

Yet, class actions are under constant attack by the very corporation they try to regulate. Veiled clauses are routinely tucked into consumer contracts to prevent suits from advancing to class actions and instead forcing consumer into arbitration. Further, class certification has become increasingly difficult to obtain because of obstacles erected by recent court decisions.

The class action lawyers in Ohio offer substantial experience on your behalf through a class action suit. We will also determine whether your interests are better served by other procedural options, such as through a multi-plaintiff lawsuit, which often can be more efficient than a class action case, especially when the members of the class aren’t too numerous or geographically dispersed, and can be readily identified.

Our past successes include class actions against the Cincinnati Bengals over seat licenses for Paul Brown Stadium, against Wal-Mart over off-the-clock and overtime pay, against Chubb Insurance Co. on behalf of farmers who bought drought insurance, and against a local HMO on behalf of doctors who claimed securities fraud and RICO violations.

CALL THE CINCINNATI PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW FIRM OF BURG SIMPSON FOR HELP

Burg Simpson’s lawyers in Cincinnati have extensive knowledge of consumer litigation, class action cases, and product liability law. Call us right away at 513-852-5600 or fill out a FREE Case Evaluation Form HERE so we can help. Burg Simpson Ohio has Cincinnati product liability lawyers that can assess your situation and help fight for your rights.

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

 January 18, 2018

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

The latest component in Burg Simpson’s ongoing professional education initiative is set for next week. Shareholder Tom W. Henderson will conduct a 90-minute web seminar, “Advising Your Business Clients on Insurance Policies,” at 9 a.m. MST on Jan 18. Designed for Colorado corporate litigation attorneys, this CE course will cover: Defining Ambiguous Terms. Understanding the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

 January 17, 2018

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

Burg Simpson is proud to announce the launch of a more comprehensive website that incorporates the firm’s office locations into a single site. The new Burg Simpson website, which has since focused on Colorado’s practice areas, now encompasses information for its Arizona, Ohio, and Wyoming offices all in one place, along with their practice areas,… Read more »

Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Could Be Here To Stay

 January 11, 2018

Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Could Be Here To Stay

Burg Simpson co-founder Michael S. Burg recently sat down with Law Week Colorado to discuss mandatory arbitration agreements, and what impact the #MeToo movement might have on that in the coming year. Several factors came together in 2017 to breathe new life into these controversial agreements, but experts debate whether an uptick in sexual harassment claims… Read more »

Burg Simpson Shareholders Speak at 2018 Brain Injury Summit

 January 9, 2018

Burg Simpson Shareholders Speak at 2018 Brain Injury Summit

Burg Simpson has long been a champion of traumatic brain injury victims. That commitment was on full display this week as shareholders Peter W. Burg and David P. Hersh presented at the 2018 Brain Injury Summit in Vail, Colorado. The Burg Simpson Colorado personal injury attorneys moderated, “Pearls of TBI Neuro-Litigation,” an interactive workshop, earlier… Read more »

FDA Issues Serious Warning on Limbrel Capsules

 November 21, 2017

FDA Issues Serious Warning on Limbrel Capsules

On November 21, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory statement alerting consumers about potentially life-threatening health problems linked to Limbrel Capsules. Limbrel is not a drug; rather, it is marketed as a medical food for patients with osteoarthritis. The FDA reported that it has received numerous reports of problems related… Read more »

DePuy Synthes Elbow Implant Recall

 November 1, 2017

DePuy Synthes Elbow Implant Recall

On December 29, 2016, DePuy issued a recall for over 50,000 elbow joint replacement devices known as the “DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System.” The company reported that the device’s radial stem, which attaches the device to the lower arm, may loosen after surgery. If loosening occurs the device may not function properly and can… Read more »

FDA Issues Warning on Vancomycin Eye Injections During Cataract Surgery

 October 5, 2017

FDA Issues Warning on Vancomycin Eye Injections During Cataract Surgery

On October 3, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement on the risk of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV) following injections directly into the eye of a compounded triamcinolone, moxifloxacin, and vancomycin (TMV) formulation. The FDA’s statement follows a recent report of a patient who was diagnosed with HORV after being… Read more »

Amusement Park Injuries

 July 31, 2017

Amusement Park Injuries

Every year individuals travel to the hundreds of amusement parks and countless fairgrounds across the United States for what is supposed to be a day of fun. Unfortunately, accidents at these destinations are all too common. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, which provides raw data on injury statistics, estimates that over 30,000 individuals… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

 November 30, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. discusses consumer rights and the legal safeguards used to protect consumers from unfair practices. The Ohio Consumer Sales protects consumers in several ways and allows them to recover transaction costs and damages. If you feel you have been unfairly treated as a consumer, call our office at 1-800-713-9340 or… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Protecting Your Civil Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Civil Rights

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, or suspect your civil rights have been violated, contact Burg Simpson Ohio immediately to ensure legal rights are protected. Call us at 513-852-5600 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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