Products Liability

Dallas Asbestos Attorneys

Dangerous products injure thousands of people every year in the United States. Certain products can be extremely dangerous, due to the failure by corporations to take reasonable steps to test and inspect their products before they are sold to consumers or used in the workplace. By definition, a “product” is any item or substance that is manufactured or intended for sale including chemicals, medicines, cleaning supplies, personal care items, building products, pesticides, home appliances and many other products that we use on a daily basis. The laws that apply to dangerous products are different in every state, but generally fall into 4 different catagories:
(1) misrepresentation or deceptive marketing
(2) strict liability
(3) breach of warranty, and
(4) negligence.

It is sometimes very difficult to determine the correct parties to a lawsuit and how liability may be pursued on your behalf. That is why it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney from Smith Clinesmith by your side. We litigate product defect cases around the country and we are here to speak to you about your potential claims.

Products Liability Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) has recently become a popular “green” solution for insulation in homes across the United States. It is cost effective, energy efficient, and those who choose it are eligible for federal energy tax credits. Further, because of claims by SPF manufacturers, including Demilec and Icynene, many homeowners have selected SPF over standard insulation in thousands of homes—not only because of the economic benefits, but to improve indoor air quality. One manufacture claims “insulation is another major building product that has a long term affect on the air you breath. Environmentally-safe [SPF] will allow you to insulate your home or building without the harmful emissions, which improves the indoor air quality.”

Unfortunately, the opposite has been true for many homeowners. SPF insulation has not improved air quality in their homes. Instead, toxic exposure to spray foam insulation has caused serious health consequences for those who hoped to have safer healthier homes when they chose spray foam insulation. If you or a loved one have been exposed to this type of insulation, contact our experienced Texas asbestos attorneys today to discuss your case. Our trusted attorneys at Smith Clinesmith, LLP are prepared to guide you through this process and help you determine what is the best next step for you and your case.