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Product Liability Class Action Lawsuits

In Canada, class proceedings involving defective products form a large proportion of class action lawsuits. Over the years many class actions involving faulty products, warranty breaches and improper labelling have been filed in most provinces in Canada. While some of the lawsuits are mundane and do not deal with serious problems, a number of other cases involve severe issues that have the potential to cause significant harm to users of a specific product, known legally as members of the “class” in a particular class action lawsuit. For example, litigation against a number of car manufacturers has been initiated which seeks damages for potentially life-threatening incidents caused by the poor construction of automobiles.

Types Of Dangerous Products

Many car designers, such as BMW and Toyota, have been named as defendants in class actions. Unintentional deployment of air bags, sudden acceleration and other issues have not only required recalls but also caused injury and harm to operators and passengers of motor vehicles.

Improperly designed appliances have also been the subject of litigation on a class proceeding basis. Washers, dryers, televisions, computers and numerous other items that individuals use as part of their daily routine many times do not meet safety standards. While these devices may not cause personal injury or harm to people, they can still cause financial loss and inconvenience. When someone purchases a product, he or she expects that it will live up to its advertising and perform correctly.

Product defects can also be found in medical devices, such as heart valves or hip replacements. Replacing an implanted defective medical device can require an individual to undergo painful extraction and second implant surgery, which may cause further health problems, pain and suffering and other harm.

Our Involvement In Product Liability Class Actions

Wagners has been involved in class proceedings concerning product defects and is currently involved in litigation against a number of manufacturers of replacement hip devices, such as DePuy and Wright Technologies as well as the recent class action involving the Mirena IUD birth control device. Actions against these manufacturers have been commenced in various provinces, including Nova Scotia.

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Sam M
Sam M
16:11 19 Jan 18
Dyana was so kind to help me and respond to my query within 24h even though they do not pursue the specific class action I was looking for. She sent me few links by email. Thank you Dyana.
linda frausell
linda frausell
01:21 16 May 17
I have dealt with Wagner and Associates over the years and have received great advice,support and results . Their team is very respectful and show they care. You can trust them to take care of you and they always have your best interest in hand. I would definetly recommend them .
frank slaunwhite
frank slaunwhite
16:29 03 May 17
Ray Wagner and his legal team have been representing my niece and I for many years. They have been honest and quick to respond to all our needs in a professional manner. I highly recommend Wagners Law Firm and appreciate their caring approach.Thanks
Missy Day
Missy Day
12:03 06 Oct 16
I can't speak highly enough about the lawyers at Wagners who represented me for injuries from not one but two motor vehicle accidents. They were very professional and approachable. I was kept informed of all steps in the process and all of my inquiries were responded to and dealt with very quickly. The lawyers are knowledgeable and showed great empathy for what I was going through. I would recommend this firm to anyone!
Nicholas Gordon
Nicholas Gordon
11:30 06 Oct 16
I contacted Wagners about a motor vehicle accident.I was able to speak with someone right away. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.I received a response about pursuing a case the next day.I would highly recommend this firm.
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