Nashville, TN Product Liability Attorney

When a consumer buys a product, they rightfully expect it to perform safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Use of defective products can result in tragic consequences. A defective product is one that was either designed with defects or was manufactured improperly. Flawed design or manufacturing defects may result in unsafe products that cause injury to consumers. There have been countless cases of defectively or dangerously designed consumer products harming and often killing consumers, including children. In a products liability case, the law may find blame with any or all individuals involved in the manufacture of a product. This can include the designer, manufacturer, supplier and retailer. Product liability litigation is complex and requires an experienced Nashville, Tennessee product liability attorney.

Aggressively Pursuing Compensation For People Injured by Dangerous Products

For over 40 years, the law has recognized that when companies manufacture or sell products that are dangerously defective, or fail to contain proper warnings, they can be held liable for the injuries their products cause.

At David Randolph Smith & Associates, in Nashville, our attorneys are very experienced in product liability cases. We are familiar with the unique considerations that can apply in these cases, and we know how to get results. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients throughout Tennessee and in neighboring states.
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The Experience to Handle Your Product Liability Case

David Randolph Smith testified as a legal expert on product liability law before the 100th Congress (House of Representatives) Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness. His testimony and paper appeared in the Congressional Record.

Our firm, as successful Tennessee product liability lawyers, has represented plaintiffs in drug, chemical, vehicle and equipment product liability cases with a track record of significant multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. Examples include:

  • $6 million dollar settlement in a Wilson County, Tennessee case involving a defective crane against a Canadian manufacturer
  • $2 million settlement in a Nashville federal court case against a Japanese drug company for a defective diet supplement
  • $2,6000,000 settlement (product liability, defective pharmaceutical) in a Montgomery County, Tennessee case involving cardiac injury

The firm has been actively involved as Tennessee product liability attorneys  in multi-state and multi-district product liability litigation including:

  • Smith v. Union Carbide, 298 F.Supp. 2d 561 (W.D. Ky. 2004) Owners of property surrounding uranium enrichment facility brought action pursuant to Price-Anderson Act alleging that groundwater and soil contamination caused by facility substantially and unreasonably interfered with use and enjoyment of their property).
  • Jacobs v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 67 F.3d 1219, 64 USLW 2264, 27 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1198, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 14,378, 1995 Fed.App. 0312P (6th Cir.(Tenn.), Oct 19, 1995) (NO. 93-4144, 93-5978, 93-6561) (Vitek TMJ Proplast jaw implant litigation).
  • Wright v. Dow Chemical U.S.A., 845 F.Supp. 503, 24 Envtl. L. Rep. 21,340, 24 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 507 (M.D.Tenn.,Oct 08, 1993) (NO. 3:92-0125) (Dursban insecticide product liability case)
  • In re Upjohn Co. Antibiotic Cleocin Products Liability Litigation, 664 F.2d 114, 32 Fed.R.Serv.2d 1441, 6th Cir.(Mich.), Nov 19, 1981.(Multidistrict products liability litigation over the drug Cleocin). David Randolph Smith, Baker & Botts, Houston, Texas

David Randolph Smith began his career as an attorney in 1978 in Houston, Texas defending product liability cases for clients such as Ford Motor Company (fuel tank and park-to-reverse cases) and Upjohn (defective drug cases). He later taught torts and products liability at Vanderbilt University School of Law (1983-1988). Contact a product liability attorney for more information about our product liability practice.

Each state’s law provides consumers with a legal remedy–the right to sue for money damages–if a person (not just the purchaser) is injured or dies as a result of a defective or unreasonably dangerous product. The law of product liability holds manufacturers, distributors and sellers legally responsible for defects in manufacture or design as well as for defective marketing (failure to warn).

In choosing a lawyer to pursue a product liability case, whether it involves a drug, a vehicle or piece of equipment, experience and success are essential.

Call us at 1-615-742-1775 or email us at for a free and confidential evaluation of your case.

David Randolph Smith

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We are known for getting life-changing results and fighting to make our communities safer.

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With us on your side, you can focus on what’s most important – your recovery.

Decades Of Experience

Decades Of Experience

Our Nashville attorneys have over 75 years of combined practice handling cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, medical device lawsuits, wrongful death, and much more.

Excellent Reputation

Excellent Reputation

DRS Law is a well-respected law firm in Nashville and throughout the U.S. Founder, David Randolph Smith, has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, named one of the Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee in all fields of practice, and is included in the Best Lawyers in America guidebook.

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Small Case Volume

Unlike many Nashville firms or lawyers that handle a large volume of cases, we concentrate our expertise on a select few cases. With this, our attorneys ensure that every step is taken to obtain the most favorable outcomes for our clients.

We Prepare For Trial

We Prepare For Trial

Every case is meticulously prepared for trial by our trial team and support staff in order to maximize the recovery for our client, whether by settlement or trial verdict. Our proven track record of success has resulted in multi-million-dollar settlements and judgments in a wide variety of individual and group cases.

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01  Free Consultation

Our top-rated Tennessee personal injury lawyers provide free, no-pressure case evaluations. We will help you determine if you have a case and will answer all your questions in plain English. We never charge any fees until we win your case.

02  Personalized Service

If we take your case, it’s because we believe we can help you. We will get to work outlining a strategic plan of action. We want you to feel taken care of during this difficult time — whatever questions you have, we’re here with answers. Frequent check-ins ensure you are comfortable with the progress of your case.

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We are passionate about the success of your case and will give it the close attention and focus it deserves. We find solutions that other lawyers miss, discovering key facts that help you win. We call upon our gifts in storytelling to argue your case with passion and conviction so you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

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