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Product Liability

Overland Park Product Liability Attorneys

Fighting for Those Injured by Defective Products in Kansas & Missouri

Every day, people throughout Kansas, Missouri, and the rest of the United States are injured by defective products. These injuries are often serious, and in some cases, they may be fatal. In the aftermath of these accidents, victims and their families often face immense emotional and financial burdens.

Fortunately, the law allows those harmed by defective products to take legal action against the parties responsible. At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, our Overland Park product liability lawyers have been helping the injured and the wronged since 1949.

Contact our firm online or call (816) 542-5999 to learn how we can help you during a free, no-obligation consultation.

What is Product Liability?

In the context of personal injury law, product liability is the area that deals with injuries and illnesses caused by defective products. When a product is found to have a defect or to be unreasonably dangerous, and a consumer is injured as a result, the manufacturer, distributor, or other party may be held liable for the victim’s damages.

Product liability claims can be based on the following types of defects:

  • Design Defects: These occur during the initial planning and design phase of a product. A design defect exists when a flaw is inherent in the product's design, making it dangerous or not performing as intended regardless of how well it's manufactured. Design defects affect all units of the product and typically require a redesign to rectify.
  • Manufacturing Defects: These occur during the production or assembly of the product. Manufacturing defects happen when the product deviates from its intended design due to errors in the manufacturing process, such as faulty materials, incorrect assembly, or inadequate quality control. Unlike design defects, manufacturing defects usually affect only a portion of the products produced.
  • Marketing Defects (Failure to Warn): Also known as "labeling defects" or "instruction defects," these occur when a product lacks proper instructions for safe use or fails to provide adequate warnings about potential hazards associated with its use. This includes insufficient safety warnings, unclear instructions, or inadequate labeling.

Types of Product Liability Claims We Handle

At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, we handle all types of product liability claims, including those involving:

  • Auto Parts:

    • Faulty airbags
    • Defective brakes
    • Malfunctioning ignition switches
    • Tire blowouts due to manufacturing defects
  • Medical Devices:

    • Faulty hip implants
    • Defective pacemakers
    • Malfunctioning insulin pumps
    • Contaminated medical tubing
  • Dangerous Drugs:

    • Medications with undisclosed side effects
    • Drugs that have been contaminated during manufacturing
    • Products with inadequate warnings or instructions
  • Household Products:

    • Defective appliances (e.g., malfunctioning stoves, dishwashers)
    • Faulty electrical wiring leading to fires or shocks
    • Toxic chemicals in cleaning products
    • Flammable materials in furniture or textiles
  • Children's Products:

    • Toys with small parts that pose choking hazards
    • Baby products containing harmful chemicals (e.g., lead, phthalates)
    • Car seats with faulty buckles or harnesses
    • Cribs with defective mechanisms leading to entrapment or suffocation risks
  • Consumer Electronics:

    • Malfunctioning smartphones or tablets (e.g., batteries exploding)
    • Overheating laptops or chargers
    • Faulty wiring in electronic devices leading to fires or shocks
  • Food and Beverages:

    • Contaminated food products causing illness or food poisoning
    • Mislabeling or improper packaging leading to allergic reactions
    • Foreign objects (e.g., glass, metal) found in food items
  • Construction Materials and Equipment:

    • Defective building materials (e.g., faulty wiring, substandard insulation)
    • Malfunctioning power tools or machinery
    • Structural components prone to failure (e.g., collapsing scaffolding)
  • Recreational Products:

    • Defective bicycles, skateboards, or scooters
    • Malfunctioning exercise equipment
    • Faulty safety gear (e.g., helmets, harnesses)
  • Pharmaceuticals and Supplements:

    • Contaminated or adulterated dietary supplements
    • Medications with incorrect dosages or formulations
    • Products with undisclosed or misrepresented ingredients

Who is Liable for a Defective Product?

Product liability claims can be incredibly complex. In many cases, multiple parties can be held liable for a defective product, including the product’s manufacturer, designer, distributor, retailer, and more.

In order to bring a successful product liability claim, you will need to prove:

  • The product was defective/unreasonably dangerous
  • The product’s defect/unreasonable danger caused your injuries
  • You suffered damages as a result of your injuries

How Our Firm Can Help You

Product liability claims are notoriously complex. To bring a successful claim, you will need to prove that the product was defective, that the defect caused your injuries, and that you suffered damages as a result. Additionally, you will need to establish which party is liable for your injuries and how much your case is worth.

At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, we have the experience, resources, and skills to help you navigate these challenges. Our Overland Park product liability lawyers will work to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. We are prepared to take on the largest corporations and their insurance companies, and we have a proven track record of success, including numerous million and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts.

To learn more about how our Overland Park product liability attorneys can help you, call (816) 542-5999 or contact us online today.


We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You
  • “I highly recommend this practice. Richard Budden was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and realistic with my expectations. He and his team were always quick to respond and handled all of my concerns ...”

    - Sarah B.
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What Makes Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Different?

  • Highly Respected in Our Field

    Our attorneys are well-established in various areas of practice, including Attorney Lynn R. Johnson, who is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

  • A Legacy of Excellence

    We have a longstanding history of exemplary legal representation dating back to 1949, but are committed to leveraging forward-thinking practices and technology for the benefit of our clients.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    While most of our cases result in successful settlements, our willingness to go to trial enables us to secure more favorable outcomes.

  • A Network of Support

    We work to ensure that you receive the resources you need after an injury, including medical care, access to experts, emotional and financial support.

  • Committed to Our Community

    Our advocacy does not stop in the courtroom - it extends into our support for various local organizations that benefit our community.

  • Personal, Hands-On Attention

    All members of our team, including partners, associates and paralegals, are committed to providing direct contact and clear communication.

Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Bringing Dedication & Determination To Every Case

There are many very good reasons for choosing the attorneys of SJB to represent you. Law firms have different skills, different areas of expertise and different ways of approaching cases. Find out about our firm’s strengths, successes on behalf of our clients, and more importantly, the five reasons why you should hire us.


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