How to Document a Defective Product in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC

By Peter DePaolis

DeWalt Industrial Tool Company recalled 9,000 of its DEWALT D51825 and D51850 Framing Nailers. DeWalt is a subsidiary of Black and Decker that makes and distributes power tools for the woodworking and construction industries. The recall was put into action after a defect was discovered with the bump action triggers on the actual nailers. This could become very dangerous to the people using the nailer or those who are in the general vicinity.

This particular defective product was probably put together incorrectly, which causes the fastener to be ejected at inopportune times. The lock-off may also not work correctly due to the defect. If you have experienced problems with these specific power tools or other similar types of power tools, contact a Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia construction accident lawyer today to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Types of possible defective products:

  • Household appliances
  • Prescription drugs
  • Automobile design or accessories
  • Construction defects
  • Potentially hazardous materials
  • Electronics

Types of defects possible for a defective product case

Defective design: This occurs during the engineering of a product, which makes it dangerous. If you suspect that a defective design in your vehicle has caused your injuries, contact a Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia car accident attorney today.

Manufacturing defect: This occurs when the design is not improper but the application of the design is flawed, which leads to a dangerous product. If you suspect that your construction accident occurred due to a manufacturing defect, contact a Virginia or Washington, D.C. construction accident attorney today.

Marketing defects: This occurs when the product has improper labeling, does not include proper instructions or does not warn of the product’s dangers. If you suspect that a marketing defect caused your scaffold accident, contact a Washington, D.C. or Virginia scaffold accident lawyer today.

What to do when a product defect is apparent

If you suspect that you have been injured by a product defect:

  1. Take pictures and save the evidence of the product in its defective state at the time when the defect occurs.
  2. Seek medical help if necessary and keep documentation of all medical attnetion necessary.
  3. Contact a Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia product liability attorney in order to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve due to your accident from the defective product.
About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.