Most people never think about product liability because most products we purchase are completely safe. However, there are always those rare instances when products cause harm to the user. Whether due to a manufacturer’s failure to detect a problem or because of a quality control failure, a product can cause serious personal injury.
According to Free Dictionary, product liability cause of action is defined as “In most jurisdictions, a plaintiff’s cause of action may be based on one or more of four different theories: Negligence, breach of Warranty, Misrepresentation, and strict tort liability.”
Three Types of Product Liability
There are a number of ways a product can fail. For example, a poorly attached cord could cause a fire. Some other types of common product liability include:
1. Drug liability – Drugs that are FDA approved often have unintended side effects. Death, disability and birth defects may not have been fully disclosed by the manufacturer.
2. Medical devices – Many people recall hearing about medical appliances such as DePuy Orthopaedics hip implants which were shown to have significant problems that resulted in additional surgery for many patients.
3. Recalls – Oftentimes, motor vehicles, baby furniture and other items are recalled due to defects that made them unsafe. In many cases, these defects were found only after serious injuries or even death occurred.
If you or someone you loved was injured or died as a result of a defective product, you should contact us. We will help ensure that if you are injured, have a child born with a birth defect or lost a loved one as a result of a product liability, that you get the compensation you deserve.