‘Defective Products’ are those which cause injury to a person due to some defect in the products’ design, labeling, or use. In these cases, the manufacturers of the products are often liable for injuries caused and damages may be sought.
Product liability occurs in the following ways:
- Manufacturing defects. This refers to cases in which injuries were caused by defects in the manufacturing of a product. Examples can include auto manufacturing errors, such as an improperly connected brake line.
- Design defects. In cases of design defects, injuries are caused due to poor design, although there may not be any actual defect in the product. A recent example of massive design defects was the use of Firestone tires in the design of the Ford Explorer. These tires constituted
a critical flaw that caused the vehicles to roll.
- Inadequate warning. These cases involve injury caused due to a potentially dangerous product being mislabeled or sold without a proper warning. Recently McDonalds was judged to have sold hot coffee without proper warning, which resulted in injury. Another example
would be drugs sold to consumers without dosage warnings.
If you or one of your family members has been injured as a result of a product defect or one of the cases above, Campbell & McGrady may be able to help you recover damages you are entitled to. Contact us for a free evaluation of your situation.