Faulty products reach the market and customers from time to time. Yet such purchases can entail inconveniences, unintended expenses, or even injury. Indeed, manufacturers and supply chain sources are liable for the injuries their products cause. Should you face such a situation, research what constitutes a product liability claim, how to file such a lawsuit, and what products commonly cause injury. Moreover, seek an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for the compensation you deserve.
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Below, we outline the stipulations of product liability cases:
Once you suffer an injury caused by a defective product, you can seek a product liability lawsuit. Such products can include toys, personal care items, and appliances. Moreover, you may seek legal recourse against any manufacturer whose product causes injury or death through error, design flaw, or improper warning label.
Filing a Lawsuit
Before filing a formal suit in court, your attorney can negotiate with the product’s manufacturer or insurance company. Rely on your lawyer for assistance in reaching a fair settlement through this process.
If the responsible party refuses to settle for a fair amount, file a formal lawsuit. Doing so will place the decision for compensation (and its amount) in a court judge’s hands. To file, you must prove the following:
- You used the product as intended
- The product was defective or failed to instruct proper use
- You were injured or suffered losses
- The product caused your injury
Product Liability Examples:
- Food Products: You can file a lawsuit against a food supplier if you suffered negative symptoms due to issues with their product. For instance, if you consume foreign objects—such as glass or animal remnants—lodged in their food or if products cause food poisoning from salmonella or listeria. In either case, you must prove that consuming the product caused your symptoms.
- Medication: If you suffer an illness, injury, or disease while taking a prescription or over-the-counter medicine, you may sue its manufacturer. However, your case must revolve around a side effect that failed to appear in the medication’s warnings. If the side effect did appear on the label, you have a more difficult medical malpractice lawsuit.
- Toxic Chemicals: Products containing toxic chemicals without sufficient warning can cause injury. For example, children’s toys with lead paint can cause lead poisoning. Other toxins include phthalates, BPA (bisphenol-A), triclosan, parabens, and formaldehyde—all of which can be in the product or its packaging. These toxins may be ingested or absorbed by the body without the consumer knowing.
- Medical Devices: Medical device failure that leads to bodily injury falls under product liability rather than medical malpractice. This category applies to everything from hip replacement devices to expendable medical supplies such as catheters, syringes, needles, and dental tools.
- Mechanical Devices: Mechanical equipment such as auto parts, lawn equipment, and home improvement tools may have defects or safety hazards. Moreover, such devices require thorough warning labels and instructions to ensure proper use. File a product liability lawsuit if you experience an injury from using a defective mechanical device.
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