A product is labeled "defective" if it is unreasonably dangerous for consumers when used as intended. Defective products are governed by product liability laws, which give consumers the right to seek compensation for injury or property damage resulting from that faulty product. Product liability includes anything from a defective automobile to an insufficient warning on a medication.
At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., we believe that no consumer should be injured by a product. To us, your personal injury lawsuit is not just about money, it is about holding the responsible party liable. Our Chicago defective product attorneys want you to heal quickly without stressing over your medical bills.
Potentially Responsible Parties
Each year, thousands of American consumers are injured because of dangerous or defective products. Manufacturers are required to take the appropriate safety measures to ensure that their product does not cause consumers harm.
A product liability suit can be filed against those who are responsible for introducing a dangerous product into the marketplace, including the manufacturer, the marketer, and independent firms who were hired to test the safety of a product.
Types of Product Liability Cases
There are three basic types of product liability cases for defective products that can involve:
Design defects: if a product’s original design is flawed, an entire line of products can be dangerous and cause potential harm to consumers. If a product designer fails to add necessary safety features, or makes an oversight that causes injury, that person should be held accountable.
Manufacturing defects: this defect typically occurs when a product is designed properly, but there is some type of negligence during the manufacturing stage that leads to an unsafe product. If a manufacturer used cheap parts to save money and the product (such as a seatbelt) fails to work properly and you are hurt, the manufacturer should be held responsible. Some of these defects are the result of cutting corners, while others may be honest mistakes that occur in the production process.
Failure to warn, insufficient warnings, or defective instructions: when a product does not contain the appropriate warning labels, it could result in serious injury. For example, if the side effects associated with a certain medication are not included or the danger of mixing one pharmaceutical with another is left off the packaging, the result could be tragic. If an insufficient warning prevented a consumer from using the product in a safe manner, the person or entity responsible should be held liable for your injuries. Sometimes, unclear instructions can also make a product dangerous when a reasonable interpretation of instructions leads to the product being used in an unsafe manner.
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