Thousands of people are injured every year by dangerous or defective products, and the products run the gamut from food and drugs to automobiles and medical devices, children’s toys and tobacco. Injuries sustained may be as minor as a brief illness or as major as the loss of a limb – or a life.
If you are among those injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may have a product liability claim.
Generally, there are three kinds of product liability cases.
– Manufacturing Defects are defects that arise in manufacturing or assembly that makes a single item different and/or more dangerous than all the other products like it produced by the same assembly line. This is the “one-in-a-million” product that injures a victim.
– Design Defects are found in every item in the line that comes out of the plant and occur because of the way the product was designed or made. Such cases often end up as class action lawsuits. But a case like this is also sometimes referred to as the “less-dangerous alternative design case,” because a victim may have to show that there was a similar, safer design that could have been made economically.
– Marketing Defects/Failure to Warn cases focus on improper labeling, insufficient instructions, or inadequate or even non-existent safety warnings. Depending on the jurisdiction for the case, a plaintiff’s conduct in using the product may be taken into consideration in these claims.
Product liability cases can be extremely complex, expensive to prosecute, and they are vigorously defended by manufacturers. When a product injury occurs, the best way to proceed is with a thorough investigation and evaluation of the cause(s) — conducted by a personal injury attorney with experience in handling product liability accidents and injuries.
The skilled personal injury lawyers and defective product injury attorneys here at Zweben Law Group understand the complexity of investigating, litigating, negotiating, and resolving product liability claims and are fully knowledgeable of the complicated issues, defense strategies, and legal options involved.
Contact Zweben Law Group TODAY for a free, confidential evaluation of your case and let us advise you of your rights.
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