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Defective Products Lawyer


Consumers have a right to expect the products they buy to be safe and to work as intended. When they don’t, things can go seriously wrong, and people can be hurt. When a manufacturer or seller of a dangerous or defective product is held accountable for injuring a consumer, it’s called products liability. In fact, anyone who exposes a consumer to the dangers of a defective product — from the maker of the product, or its component parts, to the wholesaler and retailer — can be held responsible for that product and the injuries it causes.

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from unsafe products that include tires, seat belts, child safety seats, medical devices and more. Some of these products are “recalled” by manufacturers and some are not. Either way, the fact remains that many of these injuries could have been avoided if manufacturers or distributors had taken additional steps to ensure consumer safety.

There are three types of product defects that involve manufacturers and suppliers: design defects, manufacturing defects and defects in marketing. Design defects exist before the product is manufactured. While the product might serve its purpose, it may be unreasonably dangerous to use due to a design flaw. Manufacturing defects occur during the construction or production of the item.  In this case, only a few products of the same type may be flawed. Defects in marketing deal with improper instructions and a failure to warn consumers of potential or hidden dangers.

The law states that every product should meet “the ordinary expec­tations” of a consumer. It should work as intended, and it should not put the consumer at risk for injury from hidden dangers. Those responsible for making and supplying defective products are held by the law to be responsible for the injuries they cause.

If you or someone close to you has been injured by a defective product, contact Derrick Connell for your free legal consultation.