Defective products are often the result of poor manufacturing design. Such products are often recalled when a company becomes liable for the physical injury of a customer. A product is deemed defective only when it causes unreasonable risk of physical harm to the user with appropriate usage. If these terms are met, the manufacturer or distributor can be subject to product liability by a personal injury lawyer.
Some examples of defective products include: faulty car airbags, recalled medical devices, dangerous prescription drugs, malfunctioning household tools or unreasonably hazardous toys. Any product can be labeled “defective” as long as it malfunctions when the consumer is using it properly.
If a product becomes even slightly defective, a product liability lawyer can utilize this particular branch of personal injury law to fight for damages on behalf of the customer. These expenses could include medical bills, pain and suffering, or even lost wages. Whether you are a manufacturer or a customer, it is important to be familiar with your rights when it comes to defective products.
According to product liability law, consumers are always given the basic right that the products they purchase are safe for use. As long as the consumer uses the product correctly, the company or manufacturer can be held liable for any accidents or damages. In most personal injury cases, the manufacturer must prove that the customer used the product in a careless or negligent way, and then may be able to protect themselves from a liability claim. With a myriad of products that have the potential to defect, it is important to understand these risks as both a manufacturer and consumer.
If you or someone you know has been injured do to a defective product, contact Nantha & Associates for help or information on product liability law or personal injury law.