The maker of a product owes a duty of care to users of the product, and when the manufacturer breaches that duty by producing a faulty product, the maker is liable for the injuries caused by use of the product. Product liability refers to an area of law devoted to protecting people from unsafe and defective products that cause injury or death through no misuse of the product.
Types of Defects
Defective products are often the result of either design or manufacturing defects. A faulty design makes the product inherently unsafe to all potential users of the product. A manufacturing defect could be the result of a problem on the assembly line or with the materials used, or some error anywhere along the production line.
Failure to Warn
Another way in which a product may be considered defective is if it contains incomplete or inadequate warnings. When products require special precautions to be used safely, the manufacturer has a duty to provide clear warnings or instructions that are easily noticed and understood by the consumer. When a product is made or sold without adequate warnings, it is a defective product, and the makers, distributors, or retailers are liable for any injuries it may cause.
The product liability lawyers at Langdon & Emison have years of experience litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from defective products. Our experience ranges from large products such as construction equipment to household items such as oscillating fans. If you were injured by a defective product, contact Langdon & Emison to consult with an attorney today.
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