Those who purchase a product never assume that the product will cause them harm, especially if they are using the product as intended. Unfortunately, however, there are millions of products recalled each and every year, with the majority of recalls occuring because of defects that make the products potentially dangerous. Sometimes, products aren’t recalled until it’s too late and someone has already been harmed. If you’re someone who has suffered an injury as a result of a defective and dangerous product, our Las Vegas product liability lawyer can help you. Call us today for your free consultation.
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Types of Product Defects
When a product is dangerous, this is usually because it has one of three different product defect types. The three types of defects that create liability for a product liability case are:
- Design defects. If a product is defectively designed, this means that it is inherently dangerous. An example of a defectively designed product is a chair that is only designed to support up to 100 pounds of weight; most adults weigh over 100 pounds, making a collapse and potential injuries inevitable.
- Manufacturing defects. Manufacturing defects, on the other hand, are product defects that are not inherent in the product’s design but instead originate from an error in the manufacturing process. For example, if the chair above was designed to support up to 300 pounds, but improper securement during manufacturer resulted in the chair collapsing when used by a 105-pound person, then liability would be based on a manufacturing defect.
- Labeling defects. Finally, the third type of defect is a labeling defect. This might include a lack of instructions for how to safely use the product, or lack of a warning if a product could be dangerous. Using the same chair label above, if the chair was designed to only be used by people who weigh under 100 pounds, the label must clearly state this and state potential risks of not heeding this warning.
What Your Rights Are When Harmed
Practically any product has the potential to have one of the defects listed above, although defects with motor vehicles, prescription drugs, furniture, electronics, and household goods are the most common. If you are harmed by a defective product, you may have a case against the product manufacturer or anyone along the chain of distribution if you can prove one of the defects above. You may also have a case if you can prove that the manufacturer or a distributor knew of the defect and risks associated with the product, yet continued to manufacture or/and sell the product regardless.
If you can prove that the responsible party should be held liable for your harm, then you can seek damages for the full amount of losses you have suffered, including compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
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