Kansas & Missouri Product Liability Law

Persons who have been injured because of a product they used may have a product liability claim against the product's manufacturer. Product liability claims generally fall into three categories:

  • Defective manufacture
  • Defective design
  • Failure to provide adequate warnings/instructions for proper use of the product

Both Kansas and Missouri have essentially the same basic laws that govern product liability claims. For each of these claims, you must show not only that the product was defective, but that the defective condition of the product caused the injury at issue. A product liability attorney can help you determine whether you have a claim and what your claim might be worth.

Comparing Types of Product Liability Claims

Claims involving pharmaceutical products (drugs) are useful in comparing the three basic types of product liability claims.

  • Defective manufacture. If you are injured because the bottle of Tylenol you bought contains arsenic, your claim would be based on a manufacturing defect — failure to manufacture the product appropriately.
  • Defective design. If taking a prescription drug caused you to suffer a heart attack, your claim would be based on a design defect — the product was manufactured as intended but is nevertheless defective.
  • Failure to warn. Finally, a prescription drug was made correctly and is generally safe for use, but you were injured because you combined it other drugs and the label failed to warn that such a combination is dangerous, your claim would be based on a failure to warn.

Contact Us: Lenexa, KS, Product Liability Lawyer Serving Kansas & Missouri

If you have a question about a product liability claim, please contact an experienced attorney. Call the Hamilton Law Firm at (913) 888-7100, email patrick@lenexalaw.com, or complete our online form. Based in Lenexa, in the Kansas City area, we practice throughout Kansas and Missouri.