Daytona & Ormond Beach Product Liability Attorney
Bob Elton is Your Seasoned Product Liability Attorney in Daytona Beach, Florida
Each year people are injured, harmed, and killed due to improperly manufactured or inadequately designed products. The Law Offices of Robert W. Elton in Daytona Beach, Florida provides those with product liability claims extensive services dedicated to ensuring the best possible chances of attaining justice. Contact our Daytona & Ormond Beach product liability attorneys today.
Statute of Limitations and Repose
If you believe that you have been a victim due to product liability, it is important that you act as quickly as possible. The statute of limitations for such claims in Florida is four years after the injury occurred or from when it should have been discovered. Any claims filed after this time frame will be denied.
The statute of repose, which limits the time period in which an action may be brought in connection with the intended useful life of a product, is twelve years in the state of Florida.
The statute of repose in the state is for products with an expected useful life of ten years or less. Thus, if you are injured by a product due to poor manufacturing practices and that product was originally purchased or leased fourteen years prior to your accident, you will not be able to file a suit, as the product is two years past the twelve-year statute of repose.
Product Liability Cases Can Be Complex
Bob Elton understands that any product liability claim can be challenging even for the best lawyer. Thorough and detailed research must be conducted concerning a product’s various components and parts, the manner in which it is manufactured, and industry standards for the particular product.
Plus, there is a vast array of products against which civil lawsuits may be filed. These include toys, vehicles, medical devices, prescription and nonprescription drugs, tires, safety devices, brakes, and much more. Each has its specific requirements in terms of functionality, manufacturing standards, maintenance, etc.
The Law Offices of Robert W. Elton have successfully handled numerous product liability cases. He does so by providing each client with exceptional, dedicated service.
In working to get you the compensation and justice that are rightfully yours, we will devise a coherent strategy built around detailed investigative efforts, the deposing of expert witnesses, the review of company records and correspondence, and more.
When the Healing Becomes Harmful
A large number of product liability cases are brought against the manufacturers of medical devices and drug companies. Although these companies are in the business of helping and healing those who are sick and injured, often their products possess the potential to hurt and harm end users.
If you or a loved one has been injured is now deceased due to the ill effects of using a defective medical device, you may feel angry, betrayed, and frustrated.
You know that it will be difficult to get justice. That’s why you should call an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in the area of medical devices and product liability.
Some devices that have been linked to serious injuries include:
- Silzone heart valve implants
- Sulzer hip implants
- Other joint replacement systems
- Transvaginal mesh
- Silicone implants
- St. Jude defibrillators
- Boston Scientific infusion ports
- Contact lenses and dental care products
- Fentanyl patches
- Implantable contraceptives and intrauterine devices
- Kugel mesh hernia patches
- Lifesite dialysis
- Medtronic Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads
- Ortho-Evra birth control patches
- Medtronic heart devices
- Respiratory devices
- Laser and orthopedic tools
- Latex gloves
Medical devices include a wide range of items and supplies. In recent years, numerous implant devices have been recalled because of defects and harmful side effects.
Other devices have been recalled due to serious health hazards and a high rate of failure. Many times such devices are already the focus of a class action lawsuit. In these cases, some victims may be able to benefit from a larger settlement.
New prescription drugs undergo extensive testing before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows them to be sold to the public.
With billions of dollars invested in the development and testing of medicines, pharmaceutical companies that want to see a return on their investment have been suspected of submitting information to the FDA that purposefully minimizes possible risks. The results can be devastating for consumers.
Prescription drug cases handled by The Law Offices of Robert W. Elton include:
Dangerous drugs can be fatal to those who use them, and the companies that make them can be held liable for negligence if they inadequately warned consumers about the potential damaging side effects or health hazards.
Contact Daytona & Ormond Beach Product Liability Attorneys for a Free Consultation
If you believe that you have a product liability claim, contact the Law Offices of Robert W. Elton in Daytona Beach today. We offer a free, no obligation consultation to review and to evaluate your case.
You may call the office at 386-274-2229, or you may reach Bob Elton directly through his cell at 386-274-2229. If you would like to contact us via the web, please fill out the simple to use form on this page.
The Law Offices of Robert W. Elton offer premium, personalized product liability services. If you cannot come to our offices due to scheduling restraints, or an illness or disability, I will meet you at a location and time that is convenient for you. I am ready to come to your aid today.