Product Liability Lawyers
Manufacturers, designers, wholesalers, and retailers are responsible for the safe use of their products. Despite this responsibility, some products are still sold to consumers with dangerous defects. There are three different kinds of product defects that may lead to injuries: design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to warn defects. If a product’s design is inherently dangerous, the product is said to have a design defect. This means the entire product line is potentially dangerous because of the poor design. A manufacturing defect occurs when there is an error during the production of the product. In this case, there is nothing wrong with the design of the product, there was simply an error made during the manufacturing process. This type of defect typically only affects a small portion of a product line. Finally, there are failure to warn defects, which are sometimes referred to as marketing defects. Products must have warning labels or instructions that explain how the product should be used and any potential risks that the consumer faces when using the product. If a consumer is harmed because a product is not adequately labeled, the product is said to have a marketing defect.
When someone is injured or killed as a result of improperly using a product, the manufacturer, designer, wholesaler, or retailer may be liable. The entity that is held liable will depend on the type of defect. For example, the designer would be held liable for design defects, while the manufacturer would be liable for manufacturing defects. The theory behind such liability rests on negligence and “breach of warranty”. When purchasing a product, consumers should be granted confidence that the product they are buying is safe to use. Therefore, producers and sellers of a product have a certain amount of responsibility that if their product is used as intended or in a way that should be reasonably expected, the consumer will not be injured.
In such cases, “foreseeability” becomes a major issue. Could the manufacturer, designer, or seller reasonable foresee such a use that could result in injury?
Defects can occur in any type of product. Many different types of products have been the subject of product liability claims, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, appliances, prescription drugs, park equipment, sports equipment, children’s toys, and many other consumer and commercial products. In fact, these products tend to make headlines when it is discovered that they have dangerous defects.
When buying a product, manufacturers, designers, and retailers have a responsibility to you, the consumer. If a consumer is injured due to a breach of warranty or negligence on the part of one of these parties, he or she is eligible for just compensation.
Find Out If You Have A Product Liability Case
Parker Scheer attorneys have represented dozens of clients who have fallen victim to all kinds of defective products. For more information about defective products and to find out if you have a case, contact us for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call (617) 886-0500 .