With corporations moving more of their manufacturing activities overseas to take advantage of cheap labor and lax regulations, product liability claims are becoming a serious problem. Read on to learn about product liability claims and find out how you can get help from a product liability lawyer.
Products with Manufacturing Defects
For any manufacturing operation, quality control is essential. However, due to lack of funding or a disinterest in public safety, many companies skimp on verifying the safety of their products. The result of this cost-cutting is products that are manufactured with defects. These defects can cause injuries to customers who put their trust in the products they buy. Injuries from defective products due to a manufacturing error is one of the primary causes of product liability claims.
Products that Have Been Improperly Designed
Before a product can be produced and put to market, it often goes through a rigorous design process, working out any kinks and making sure the product is safe for the public. Unfortunately, design flaws can be overlooked. When there is a design problem, it means an entire product line is faulty and possibly dangerous. The easiest example for this type of product liability is a massive car recall. Liability claims involving manufacturing errors are far too common, and can cause serious injury.
Failure to Warn
Some products have the inherent capacity for causing harm if they are not properly handled. A good example of this would be caustic paint, or medications with serious potential side effects. Using one of these products and suffering an injury isn’t an actionable claim in and of itself, but if a dangerous product doesn’t not come with a safety warning or directions for proper usage, then you might have a case. It is a manufacturers duty to warn you about the potential hazards of using their product. When they don’t and an injury occurs, a liability claim is sure to follow.
What to do if you are injured by a defective product
If you are injured by a defective product you should consult with an attorney who understands product liability claims. If you have questions regarding product liability claims, contact the attorneys at Connor & Connor PLLC for a free initial consultation. Our legal team has expertise in a wide range of law, including product liability claims, and will do everything in our power to help you. Request a consultation from Connor & Connor today and get the compensation you need and deserve.