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Defective Products


If you have been injured or lost someone because of a dangerous product,
you have the right to file a claim against the supplier or manufacturer of the product.

Don’t Assume Products Are Safe

In the course of our daily lives, we use a number of products.
When used as directed, we rightly assume that the products we use are safe and reliable.
Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured or killed each year because of dangerous products – from automobiles
to insulation to medical devices to pharmaceutical drugs and supplements.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports over 22,000 deaths and 29 million injuries related
to consumer products each year. Annually, consumer products cause more than $500 billion in deaths,
injuries and property. We frequently hear of product recalls because of safety and design issues in motorcycles,
ATVs, snowmobiles, children’s toys and pajamas – even food, such as peanut butter.

If you were injured by a dangerous product, or if a loved one was seriously injured or killed,
it is possible the same product harmed other consumers. The Law Office of Timothy J Phillips has the legal resources necessary to pursue class action lawsuits.


Product liability cases may include:

  • Automotive defects. Defective air bags, seatbelts, car doors; SUV rollovers and car fires that result in paraplegia, quadriplegia or spinal cord injuries.
  • Defective tires. Poor materials or manufacturing processes that result in tire blowouts or tire recalls that result in paraplegia, quadriplegia or spinal cord injuries.
  • Unsafe baby equipment. These include defective baby car seats, swings, cribs and playpens.
  • Defective safety equipment. Unsafe filtration systems that can cause asbestos, silicosis, welding rod claims, and other life-threatening health hazards.
  • Defective Mechanical equipment. Conveyor belts, elevators, boilers, forklifts, bulldozers, valves, and other defective machines and equipment that does not function properly.
  • Defective tools. Such as saws, sanders and lathes that do not function properly.


An improperly designed or manufactured product can lead to devastating injuries.

In the state of Missouri, a person has three years to bring a product liability action
from the time he or she becomes aware (or ought reasonably to have become aware)
of the loss, the defect and the identity of the manufacturer. Also, any action must be commenced within 10 years of the time the defective goods were supplied by the manufacturer.

Early investigation of products liability claims can be vital. Appropriate steps to preserve physical evidence,investigate relevant scenes (for example fire losses), and take witness statements are all essential to success.

Physical evidence needs to be evaluated by a well-qualified expert as soon as possible.

Photographs and videotapes of the product or scene should also be taken as soon as possible. Witness statements need to be taken promptly in order to preserve critical evidence.

At the Law Office of Timothy J Phillips, we stand ready to represent you and to promptly take the action necessary to gather and preserve important evidence in order to obtain a successful outcome on your behalf.


Do not settle for less than fair compensation!

Contact the Law Office of Timothy J Phillips for your free legal consultation.



Defective Dolly Injures Client

Practice Area: Products Liability
Description: Mr. Phillips obtained a $2.5 million dollar settlement from the manufacturer of a dolly based on the theory that the dolly was defectively designed. The settlement was reached after 27 depositions were taken and six expert witnesses were retained on behalf of the injured worker.
Outcome: $2.5 Million Settlement

Defective Product/Medical Malpractice Injures Baby

Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
Description: Mr. Phillips obtained a $1.2 million recovery on behalf of a mother who was improperly prescribed drugs which were contra-indicated resulting in an injured baby.
Outcome: $1.2 million settlement

Defective Fire Extinguisher Injures Client

Practice Area: Products Liability
Description: Mr. Phillips recovered $880,000 for a client who was injured when a fire extinguisher malfunctioned.
Outcome: $880,000 settlement

Negligent Mobile Home Driver Injures Client

Practice Area: Auto Accident
Description: Mr. Phillips recovered policy limits of $300,000 for a client suffering leg injuries when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a mobile home.
Outcome: $300,000 (policy limits) settlement

Negligent Driver Injures Client

Practice Area: Auto Accident
Description: Mr. Phillips recovered policy limits of $200,000 for his Client whose hand was injured in an automobile accident in Franklin County.
Outcome: $200,000 (policy limits) settlement

Minor's Mother and Father Die in Auto Accident

Practice Area: Wrongful Death/Auto Accident
Description: A drunk driver caused an accident killing Client's mother and father resulting in a policy limits structured settlement totaling $1.15 million.
Outcome: $1.15 million (policy limits) structured settlement

Deer Stand Fall Results in Settlement

Practice Area: Personal Injury
Description: Mr. Phillips recovers $700,000 for Client injured falling out of deer stand. Case was prosecuted in federal court against manufacturers of products which Client inhaled months prior to fall.
Outcome: $700,000 settlement

Workers Compensation Settlement

Practice Area: Workers Compensation
Description: Mr. Phillips recovers $151,000 for a Client from her employer for a back injury she sustained on the job.
Outcome: $151,000 settlement

Fall Down at Banquet Center Results in Settlement

Practice Area: Premises Liability
Description: Mr. Phillips recovers $125,000 for a Client who injured her shoulder when she fell on a dance floor at a banquet center.
Outcome: $125,000 settlement

Policy Limits Wrongful Death Settlement

Practice Area: Wrongful death/Auto Accident
Description: Mr. Phillips recovers Policy Limit settlement of $50,000 for the mother and father of a woman who died in a crossover automobile accident.
Outcome: $50,000 (policy limits) settlement


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