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Defective Product Lawsuits

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When you go to the store to make a purchase you do not expect to purchase a product that will cause an injury. But marketing and revenue pressures have put consumers at risk. Although many products you buy are safe and have adequate warning labels, some products go to the shelves that are defective and may cause serious personal injury.

As a consumer you have the right to expect a safe functional product or to be fully warned of any dangers associated with using the product you buy. When these expectations are not met and you are injured by a defective product you may bring a defective product lawsuit against the seller, distributor, or manufacturer of the product.

If you file a defective product lawsuit, the company who sold or manufactured the injurious product may be held responsible for compensating you for your injury. These claims are complicated and are best done with the help of an attorney with experience in defect product lawsuits. Find a defective product lawsuit attorney near you.

Defective Products

A product may be defective if it causes an unexpected harm. There are three main types of product defect.

  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Labeling

A design defect is there from the start. The product was intended to work a certain way, however, because of a defective design the product malfunctions.

A manufacturing defect means that the product design may be sound, but there is a problem with the assembly or manufacturing of the product that leads to the product’s defect.

Lastly, a labeling defect refers to warning labels or instructions that fail to properly warn or inform you about a product’s latent dangers.

If you were injured by a product that was defectively designed, manufactured, or labeled then you may be able to file a defective product lawsuit to seek just compensation.

Examples of Defective Products

There is a responsibility for manufacturers to sell safe products to consumers. Anything bought from the marketplace is a product and any product that causes unexpected harm to a foreseeable user may be a defective product.

Examples of products that may be subject to a defective product lawsuit include:

  • Automobiles
  • Over-the-counter drugs
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Children’s toys
  • Power tools
  • Home or office equipment
  • Pets