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Types of Defective Products

By Steve Charpentier on August 16, 2013

Types of Defective ProductsThere are various kinds of legal matters that you may have to deal with in life. Some will involve the negligence of another individual, such as a drunk driver or a negligent property owner. Other times, you may have to deal with the negligence of a company, which can prove more difficult given the legal resources the company may have at its disposal. Given these matters, it's important that you have skilled personal injury lawyers on your side in order to ensure fairness in the justice system.

With this in mind, our legal team would like to look into the issue of defective products and the kinds of lawsuits that can be brought up regarding such products.

About Product Liability Lawsuits

Product liability lawsuits refers to claims brought against companies for putting out harmful and potentially deadly products. These products may cause injury or exacerbate injuries due to improper manufacturing, design, and so forth.

There are many different reasons why these sorts of lawsuits may be filed. Below are a few examples of the reasons why a product liability claim may be filed.

Defective Manufacturing of a Product

Having a product liability lawyer on your side is especially helpful when you're dealing with a product that has been poorly manufactured. This could mean:

  • Errors in assembly
  • Poorly secured parts
  • Low-quality materials used in construction

One example of defective manufacturing in a product is faulty seat belts and safety restraints. If the seat belts do not lock properly, this can have deadly results when they should be saving lives.

Defective Design of a Product

Another reason that people seek out assistance at our personal injury law firm involves poor design of a product. This could mean:

  • Bad use of materials in construction
  • The product presents an inherent safety flaw

One example of poor design is sharp corners or edges on a toy. These edges may lead to cuts and other injuries that could have been avoided had designers taken more care.

Failure of a Manufacturer to Provide Adequate Labels

Warning labels and solid instructions are crucial to avoiding injury. When a product manufacturer fails to provide adequate labels or instructions, this can result in injuries that should be preventable. One example of this is the failure to warn about using protective eye wear or ensuring proper ventilation when using chemical agents or solvents.

Defective / Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

We expect the medications we take to protect us from harm, but that is sadly not always the case. Many times, pharmaceutical companies make drugs that wind up being harmful to patients. These kinds of drugs need to be recalled from the market before the cause harm, and the companies who made them must be held responsible.

Death from Using Defective Products

Tragically, it is not uncommon for a death to occur as a result of a defective product. When such tragedies happen, we will assist clients in filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible company so that justice can be achieved.

Speak with Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers

For more information about product liability lawsuits and what they mean for victims and their families, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury lawyers today. With offices in Titusville, Cocoa, and Melbourne, our legal team can assist clients throughout the region, offering expert legal counsel and the peace of mind necessary to carry on.

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