Thousands of people are injured by defective and dangerous products every year. Product liability law provides legal theories which allow an injured party to recover their damages. Product liability refers to a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer being held liable for placing a defective or dangerous product into the stream of commerce and available to the consumer. All businesses and individuals in the stream of commerce are responsible for a defective or dangerous product. Products should meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer and not be otherwise defective or dangerous.
Product defects generally fall into three categories: design defects, manufacturing defects and marketing defects. Marketing defects are defects in the manner in which a product is sold. This includes the lack of adequate warnings and/or instructions. Design defects are deficiencies intended in the product. Manufacturing defects are generally unintended.
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You should consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible if you believe you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product. Products liability cases are complex and will require an attorney’s expertise and experience from the very beginning to ensure all material and relevant information is obtained, preserved and secured.
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