Paul A. Meissner, Esquire
Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.
is an expanding area of consumer protection laws. Product defects account for thousands of unnecessary deaths and tens of thousands of injuries and diseases each year.
Product defects include unsafe automobiles
, appliances, tools, drugs, chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, food, ladders, electronics, and almost any other item the consumer uses.
Manufacturers are responsible for the proper design and assembly of their product. Injuries caused by defective design and manufacture occur all too frequently. The product must be designed to function in a reasonably safe manner for its designed function or purpose. Proper labeling, and warnings must be placed on the object.
Failure to warn consumers about the use of the product is an area that can give rise to a cause of action for damages.
Many times, the product defect has massive implications because of its widespread use or application. In such cases, claims may take the form of a “class action”, which means that all affected consumers are joined in a single action, subject to special rules. Persons injured may elect often to join the class action, or “opt” out, and bring the action in their own name. Often however, the costs associated with such claims preclude proceeding as an individual.
At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, we have guided victims from the west coast of Florida for decades in their pursuit of justice in product liability cases.
||Paul A. Meissner, Jr., Esq.
Paul Meissner is a co-founding attorney of the Carlson & Meissner law firm, practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Workers' Compensation from the Clearwater office. Paul received his J.D. from Tulane University, School of Law. Outside of the courtroom, Paul enjoys boating and traveling, especially on his Harley motorcycle. You can follow Paul on Google+.