$9.8 Million Settlement Reached in Defective Product Lawsuit

by | January 13th, 2014

Manufacturers of the products we purchase and use every day have a responsibility to ensure these items are safe. Any failure to do so can result in costly recalls and civil litigation filed by those who were harmed by the faulty products. The Ohio Product Liability Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that a settlement was recently reached in such a defective product case.

According to a story from The Washington Post, decking manufacturer, Trex, sold products between 2004 and 2013 they claimed would resist rotting and mold. Numerous consumers reported the decking failed to meet such standards though. Furthermore, claims stated the decking suffered problems with color fading as well.

This prompted the manufacturer to reach a settlement with the victims of the faulty product, in which the company would replace the decking of the victims with an improved product. Experts say the costs could reach an estimated $8.3 million, in addition to the plaintiffs’ $1.5 million in attorneys fees. In exchange, the company assumes no liability for problems with the faulty decking.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are aware of the dangers posed by faulty products and are hopeful the decision that was reached brings some closure to the incident for the victims.