What is a defective product liability claim?

When products do not perform as expected, they sometimes cause serious injuries or death.

When a corporation manufactures and sells a product to the public, they have a responsibility to make sure it is safe for its intended use and to warn of any potential hazards it may pose.

Product manufacturers should never release a product onto the market without every assurance that it is safe. Yet, even if they take every step including regulatory approval, their product may still be unsafe and dangerous.

A product liability claim for injuries suffered from a dangerous product can be founded on one of the following legal theories:

  1. Defective design
  2. Manufacturing defect
  3. Defective warning
  4. Breach of warranty
  5. Strict liability

Product defects can affect products ranging from children’s toys to household appliances to automobiles. If a product is safe to use as long as it is used in its intended way, then the product cannot be deemed dangerous. However, if a product does pose any sort of danger if used improperly and the danger is not made known to the consumer, then the manufacturer can be held liable for this oversight.

Regardless of the type of product, it is of the utmost importance that the product is rigorously tested to ensure its safety. The U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission stays on top of any issues or concerns that may arise, but manufacturers must be protective of their customers nevertheless.

In the event of a product defect that has caused you or a loved one any harm, please contact the personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi. Our skilled lawyers will examine every aspect of your case to help get you the maximum compensation you deserve to help pay the costs of medical bills and other expenses incurred.

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