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Product Liability

Attorneys in Montana Handling Product Liability Claims

When the design or manufacture of a product makes it unsafe, terrible and even tragic injuries can result.  A Montana attorney experienced in investigating and prosecuting defective product cases can help.

Product liability can occur with industrial machines, motor vehicles, or any consumer product capable of causing great personal injury.

Billings, Montana defective products lawA products liability claim is usually based on one or more of the following causes of action:

  • Design defect,
  • Manufacturing defect,
  • Failure to warn.

In general, products liability claims are based not on negligence, but rather on strict liability. Under the theory of strict liability, a manufacturer is held liable regardless of whether it acted negligently. It allows recovery for an injured customer who might be in a difficult position to prove what a manufacturer did or did not do in its design or manufacturing process. It is presumed that a manufacturer with its deep pockets may be better situated to absorb the cost of liability and would consider such expense in setting price for its products.

A special type of product liability claim involves transvaginal mesh complications.  To learn more about transvaginal mesh complications affecting Montana patients, read here.

Montana law imposes special duties on the makers and sellers of products. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a defective product, contact the Montana defective products attorneys at Bishop & Heenan to explain your rights and get you the result you deserve.

Bishop, Heenan & Davies Law Firm can help you investigate and prosecute your product liability claim whether you live in Billings or in Yellowstone County, Gallatin County, Jefferson County, Missoula County, Lewis and Clark County, Flathead County, Silver Bow County, Cascade County, Custer County, Sheridan County, and Richland County, including Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Missoula, Great Falls, Glendive, Kalispell, Helena, Lewistown, Glasgow, Miles City, Sidney, and Baker.

 

How Can We Help You?

We have worked hard to put a lot of useful information on this website about Montana injury and consumer protection law. If you need an attorney, reach out to us.  We are here to help!

 

Bishop, Heenan & Davies Law Firm
1631 Zimmerman Trail
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 839-9091