Whenever a manufacturer creates a product, it is up to them to rigorously test product to make sure it meets a variety of safety standards before going to mass market. Despite their best efforts, injuries can still happen. When these injuries occur, it is only fitting that the manufacturer is held liable, right? While a product liability case seems like a simple case, it can actually be very complicated.
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Product liability cases take many forms and are often a result of injuries sustained that may not be your fault when using items such as:
- Car, truck or boat- parts missing, recalled or not working
- Outdoor machinery for gardening
- Power Tools / Ladders
- Harmful pharmaceutical drugs and medicines
- Defective medical equipment
- Medical devices such as artificial hips
- Household appliances
- Electrical products
- Chemicals, paints and solutions
- Children’s toys
- Digital products, laptops, phones
- Recreational and sport products
- Baby products such as baby powder and car seats
- Eye glasses and eye products
Just from toy injuries the injured numbers are high. According to a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 240,000 emergency room visits occurred as a result of toy-related injuries in one year alone. When filing a product liability case, the nature of the case must first be examined. A product liability suit could be presented in any of the following forms:
A design defect case seeks to prove that the product itself was improperly designed before it was even put into production. As such, the product is intrinsically defective, the defect was not caught in research and development, and was produced anyway leading to consumer harm.
This implies the product was designed with no flaws and that the defects instead came from the manufacturing process. Poor materials, rushed workmanship, and lack of testing could all fall under manufacturing defects.
Failure to Warn
Failure to Warn occurs mostly with a product that has known hazards. A common example of this would be when a laser pointer does not have a warning that explicitly states that improper use could lead to eye injury or blindness. In these cases, the consumer is injured by a product with known hazards but was, as stated, not warned of these possible hazards.
Once someone determines which case they will pursue, the time comes to determine who is to blame in the case. Product liability cases are notorious for taking months or even years to resolve and often leave injured victims without money to cover the damages in the meantime – let alone day to day expenses.
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