Manufacturers, distributors and retailers are required to meet specific standards for the products they sell to the public, to ensure their products are delivered to their consumers defect free. Consumers have a right to expect that when they purchase a product, that the product is safe to use. If the consumer uses the product and an injury occurs, they are protected by product liability laws.
Manufacturers who fail to perform the necessary tests to ensure their products meet manufacturing standards before a product is distributed or sold, could be considered negligent for marketing a defective product. If the manufacturer was negligent and their actions caused harm to the consumer, the injured consumer is entitled to seek compensation for their pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a defective product, you might be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Injuries as a result of a defective product might be based upon failure of the product to perform in the manner for which it was sold, or it contained defects present in product design or manufacturing process. Product liability claims can be made for a variety of defects including defective, unsafe or faulty:
- Medical devices and implants
- Farm equipment
- Manufacturing equipment
- Motor vehicles
Depending upon the defect and the level of injuries sustained, you might be eligible for compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future loss of wages
- Quality of life issues