Product Defect ATTORNEYS
Designers, manufacturers, and vendors can all be held responsible for dangerous products with the help of a product-defect lawyer.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) estimates that in in the U.S. in 2012, children visited the emergency room 192,000 times for toy-related injuries. Countless other preventable injuries occur every year by consumer products. The CPSC estimates that 13.6 billion emergency room visits each year can be traced back to consumer-product-related injuries. Most of those who have been hurt in such a manner don’t realize that someone else may be responsible.
Claims for defective products can generally be classified into one or more of three categories: manufacturing defects, design defects, and failure to warn.
Manufacturing defects result from some error in the manufacturing process, like using poor-quality materials or shoddy workmanship.
Design defects predate the manufacture and result in an inherently dangerous or useless product, even with high-caliber manufacture.
Failure-to-warn cases relate to products that have non-obvious dangers that do not come with adequate warnings that, if included, could prevent all or some of the danger.
Product-defect cases are complicated because no two products, and no two defects are alike. Products-defect cases often involve multiple parties, experts, and can include tens of thousands of documents. Manufacturers and vendors are often high-dollar corporations who retain sophisticated attorneys to defend them. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you need a fearless and detail oriented attorney who can advocate on your behalf.