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What Is Product Liability?

When products are defective or dangerous, they have the potential to hurt someone. New York law requires all manufacturers to warn the public if their products are dangerous if it is used in a certain way. Yet, product liability lawsuits are often filed because of the severity of the injuries suffered by people. Death may even occur.

However, those injuries and deaths are often preventable. If manufacturers had properly warned the public of the dangers or explained better how their products were meant to be used, fewer people would be hurt or killed. People who are hurt or killed by defective products may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Common Types of Product Liability Lawsuits

Product liability lawsuits are filed in civil court. The common allegations regarding product liability are defective design of a product, manufacturing flaws, and a failure to warn. A product liability lawsuit can include one, two, or all three of the allegations.

Defective design. Defective design means that when the product was designed, it was flawed in a way that could cause an injury once it was manufactured and placed into the hands of the consumer. Designers and manufacturers have a legal obligation to create safe products. Because they should be experts regarding their product, they should know whether their design is defective. When it is defective, it is a form of negligence. If the dangerous condition cannot be corrected, the product should include a proper warning.

Manufacturing flaws. Manufacturing flaws occur when a problem happens during the time that the product is made. Think about automobile car recalls. One of the main reasons they occur is because of a manufacturing flaw. The material that was used during the manufacturing process may not be as strong as it should be. Other manufacturing flaws include breach of warranty and violations of strict liability. Those aren’t the only grounds for manufacturing flaws. Every manufacturing flaw allegation has its own set of elements that must be met.

Failure to warn. When a product is considered reasonably dangerous, the manufacturer has an obligation to warn the public of any danger that exists. The warnings must be considered adequate under state law. It is presumed that the manufacturer knew or should have known about the danger.

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Product Liability Defendants

Manufacturers aren’t the only defendants that may be named in a product liability lawsuit. Companies who supply materials may also be named if their materials were defective in some way. Sometimes, the company that sells the defective product may also be named as a defendant.

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If you or someone you love was hurt or killed because of a defective product, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for injuries, medical care, lost wages, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. To learn more about whether you may be entitled to compensation, call our product liability lawyers today.

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