Defective Products & Devices
LAWYERS AGAINST DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS & DEVICES SERVING CALIFORNIA
The development of online shopping has led to an entirely new wave of business for many companies and has opened the doors for new start-ups to gain traction. However, along with this expansion has also come the potential for safety considerations, and eventual consumer injuries. Thousands of products are recalled every year, including car seats, airbags, and toys – many of which could impact our families.
There are different ways to approach a defective product if you or a family member have been injured. The crux of any argument lies with the type of injury:
- Design defect
- Label defect
- Manufacturing defect
Each type of defect has a different approach in seeking damages from the responsible party.
Design defect claims must prove that the product design itself was responsible for the resulting injury and damages. For example, a car seat which was not designed to withstand the impact of a vehicle crash could be labeled as having a design defect, if the car seat manufacturer touted its safety record and encouraged consumers to buy the products.
Typically, a victim of an injury caused by design defects need only prove:
- The design defect; and
- The connection between the defect and the injury.
While manufacturers must ensure their products pass rigorous safety tests and meet certain federal standards, manufacturers must also foresee potential inherent dangers in their products and must warn consumers of these dangers. This is often observed through pharmaceutical companies which produce various medications. Certain side effects must be carefully tested and included on the medication’s warning labels.
Manufacturers are held to a strict liability standard for the failure to include accurate warnings. The failure to warn consumers about risks caused by their products leads to potential liability in case of injuries.
Manufacturing defects are often the most common types of product defects which impact consumers. With the number of goods which are produced throughout the world, a certain percentage of products are placed in the marketplace which might have defects that could lead to injuries. Manufacturers have a duty of care to adequately test each product before placing it into the market stream and eventually into the home of the consumer. If the manufacturer has not met their duty of care, they can be held responsible for any resulting accident which causes injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, whether it be caused by a design defect, manufacturing defect, or label defect, you are entitled to bring a claim for your damages against the responsible party.
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