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Home » Areas Of Practice » Product Liability Cases » Defective Product Lawsuits

Defective Products Lawsuits

There are several types of defects that fall under the umbrella of product liability. The difference between the defects is determined by what has caused a product to malfunction. Typically a product defect falls under one of the following categories:

Design Defect – There is a flaw in the intended design of a product that causes the product to be unreasonably dangerous to consumers

Manufacturing Defect – The product does not conform to the specifications of the designer or manufacturer due to problems in the manufacturing process.

Marketing Defect – Improper labeling on the product or insufficient instructions given to the consumers so that the consumer is not warned of a product’s hidden dangers.

Types of Product Liability Claims

Product liability laws are in place to protect consumers against manufacturing defects, flaws in design or insufficient marketing of the dangers of the product. Product liability claims come in several forms: negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty. Strict liability occurs when the manufacturer took all precautions to create a safe product, however, an injury still occurred. Negligence is a more serious claim that occurs when the manufacturer did not use reasonable care to prevent injury to consumers. Finally, a breach of warranty claim exists when a product fails in its performance and causes an injury.

Regardless of the type of defect or product liability claim, contact an experienced firm that can review your claim, advise you of the best course of action and aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, contact The Dwyer Law Firm now.