I suffered life-altering injury as result of a product fail, MFR says product is fine and denied my claim. What do I do now?

Asked 10 months ago - Nashville, TN

Injury happened 1/9/13 at home- treatment continues. Cheap slippers did not move/slide/adjust with my foot, resulted in kneecap dislocation, torn meniscus & ligaments. Had 2 surgeries, most recent 2 wks ago, meds, various treatments, months of physical therapy; still regular pain, limited mobility- knee will never be 100% again. Lost my business, family severely challenged financially & emotionally. No prior knee issues. MFR / insurance co investigator interviewed me, took pics, gathered documentation, saw what happened, took slippers. Letter says slippers were tested & passed (but there is no industry standard- they made up testing guidelines?) & I must have caused my injury. ?! I KNOW what happened. No apology, no offer to replace slippers, nothing. What is my next step in disputing?

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  1. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Next step is to have a personal injury lawyer investigate. Avvo has a terrific "find a lawyer" tool to locate a top-rated Avvo attorney with a low contingency fee. Good luck.

  2. Philip Anthony Fabiano

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    Answered . It's an interesting claim. You suffered some significant "injuries." At this point you need to consult with a lawyer experienced in handling product liability claims willing to investigate. That lawyer will need to retain an expert to offer an opinion as to product defect.

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  3. Michael T Warshaw

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    Answered . t walk to an experienced products liability plaintiff's attorney. Use avvo find a lawyer feature to locate one near you. I would also look for one who is not only highly rated by avvo, but also one who is a member of AAJ (American Association for Justice), as that is an organization of lawyers who are dedicated ro representing injured persons.

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  4. Stephen Alan Sauer

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    Answered . I agree with everything the prior attorneys have said but would add that Tennessee has a one year statute of limitations for injury claims. This is a time period within which you must either settle your claim or file suit to stop the clock from running out. If you wait beyond one year from the date of your injury your claim may be barred by law. So if you were injured on January 9, 2013, you likely only have until January 9, 2014 to file suit or settle. Talk to a personal injury lawyer ASAP. If this occurred in another state, you may have additional time.

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