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Demopolis Product Liability Attorneys

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from defective products. Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety. The main incentive to increase product safety is to avoid potential liability in product liability lawsuits which provide compensation for the personal injuries sustained from the use of a defective product.

When a consumer is injured, they may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of physical capacity, pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Punitive damages are also available in many jurisdictions to punish defendants in those cases involving particularly egregious conduct that demonstrates a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of the public.

At Gibbs & Sellers, PC, our product liability attorneys have successfully represented plaintiffs in lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of defective or unsafe consumer products, including defective automobiles, tires, electronics, and appliances.

Notable Product Liability Verdicts & Settlements

$5.8 million

Gibbs & Sellers obtained $5.8 million for a client for a defect in the design and manufacture of a roof and driver’s door, resulting in the death of the driver during an accident.

$8 million

Gibbs & Sellers obtained $5.8 million for a client for a defect in design and manufacture of a vehicle roof resulting in the paralysis of a driver during an accident.

$3 million

Gibbs & Sellers obtained $3 million for a client for a defect in design and manufacture of a commercial cab guard.

Types of Product Liability Cases

Airbag car accident

Our attorneys have successfully represented plaintiffs in lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of defective or unsafe consumer products including: 

  • Airbag Injuries

  • Airplane Accidents

  • Defective Car Seatbacks

  • Defective Door Latches

  • Firestone Tires

  • Ford Explorer Rollovers

  • Seatbelt Defects

  • SUV Rollovers

  • Vehicle Crashworthiness

  • Vehicle Roof Crush Injuries

Defective or Unsafe Consumer Products

medical implant

The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act designates the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to regulate medical devices. The act defines a medical device as “an instrument, apparatus, machine, implant, or other similar article that is intended for the use in the treatment or prevention of disease.” Therefore, a medical device can be any number of devices such as a hip or breast implant, a stint, or a pacemaker. Sometimes these medical devices fail because they are manufactured improperly, which makes the manufacturer liable for the resulting injury.

Our attorneys have successfully represented victims of defective medical devices. Our team of aggressive litigators have helped our clients receive compensation from medical device manufacturers, physicians and hospitals. Our attorneys have represented victims injured by numerous defective medical devices.

  • Breast Implants

  • Dialysis Machines

  • Hip Replacements

  • Knee Replacements

Defective Medical Devices

prescription medication

It is estimated that every year approximately 200,000 Americans die from prescription drug adverse reactions and side effects. In fact, it is widely believed that more Americans die as a result of prescription drug interactions or side effects that from using illegal drugs. Furthermore, thousands of Americans are seriously injured and sometimes die from adverse reactions and side effects associated with common over-the-counter medications.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under constant pressure from drug manufacturers to approve drugs quickly, which in many cases proves to be premature. Many prescription drugs that undergo FDA review, are given “fast track” status which greatly reduces the time it usually takes to get drugs approved. Often, the end result is drugs are approved before all the side effects are noticed and can ultimately do much greater harm than good.

We have been in the forefront of the fight to protect the public against dangerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including, but not limited to: 

  • Abilify

  • Accutane

  • Actos

  • Amiodarone

  • Arava

  • Avandia

  • Bactrim

  • Baycol

  • Bextra

  • Bitter Orange

  • Celebrex

  • Clozaril

  • Cold-Ease

  • Crestor

  • Cytotec

  • Daypro

  • Depakote

  • DES (Diethylstilbestrol)

  • Dexamethasone

  • DPT Vaccine

  • Effexor

  • Enbrel

  • Ephedra

  • Erythromycin

  • Fen Phen

  • Geodon

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

  • Lariam

  • Lindane

  • Lymerix

  • Ma Huang

  • Meridia

  • Metabolife

  • Neurontin

  • Novantrone

  • Oxycontin

  • Paxil

  • Permax

  • PPA (Phenylpropanolamine)

  • Premarin

  • Premphase

  • Prempro

  • Prozac Birth Injuries

  • Reglan

  • Remicade

  • Rezulin

  • Risperdal

  • Serevent

  • Soriatane

  • SSRI Antidepressants

  • Statin Drug Birth Defects

  • Symbyax

  • Tasmar

  • Tegison

  • Terbutaline

  • Thimerosal

  • Vioxx

  • Xenadrine

  • Zelnorm

  • Zicam

  • Zoloft Suicide

  • Zyprexa

Pharmaceutical Litigation

Meet Our Product Liability Lawyers

The product liability lawyers at Gibbs & Sellers offer no-pressure initial consultations to allow you to have access to a lawyer who cares about your recovery. We build relationships with our clients, standing strong in court, but also standing by to offer guidance and support throughout such a difficult time. Our attorneys build a strong case to build leverage in negotiations. If the case needs to go to trial to obtain a just result, we are fully prepared and have the courtroom experience to fight for your family.

John M. Gibbs


Sebie G. Sellers


Monica H. Grecu


Jamee I. York


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Free Case Evaluation & Consultation

To learn more about how we can help and your legal options, call us at 334-289-2255, or send us an email now. We represent wrongful death clients in Marengo, Perry, Hale, Wilcox, Dallas, Sumter, Greene, and Clarke counties.

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