Injuries caused by defective products and dangerous drugs can be serious, with potentially lifelong effects. Products are usually defective because of manufacturing defects, design defects, and warning defects (i.e. failure to warn). When a product is deemed defective and you sustain physical injuries and damages as a result, you may be eligible to pursue monetary recovery.
The Villages defective products lawyer could review your case and help you to prove the legal elements necessary for compensation. A successful civil case may be able to help you cover your economic and non-economic damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of consortium, among other damages.
Manufacturing defects are typically caused by an error in the assembly process. If a manufacturing defect is present, the manufacturer may be held strictly liable for the product defect, regardless of fault.
In order to prove that a manufacturing defect exists, the injured consumer must be able to show that the product was defective when it entered the “stream of commerce.” In other words, the defect must have been present at the time the product left the factory where it was produced.
A design defect is a product flaw that causes a product to be unreasonably dangerous or hazardous for potential consumers. A design defect may be determined by a civil court to exist if:
A product’s warning label must be easy for consumers to read and understand, and it should be placed in an area where consumers can both locate and appreciate it. A product warning may be insufficient if any of the following is true:
In cases where a consumer is injured by a defective product, the injured consumer may be able to pursue legal recovery against a product manufacturer or distributor by alleging negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty on the part of the manufacturer or distributor.
In order to prove negligence, the injured consumer must show that there was a duty to manufacture, sell, or distribute a safe product, but that the manufacturer or distributor breached this duty of care. Under a strict products liability theory, the injured consumer only needs to prove that a product defect exists – and that an injury resulted.
Under a breach of warranty theory, an injured consumer may be able to recover compensation when a manufacturer or retailer fails to stand by express or implied warranties associated with product use.
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If you have sustained injuries because of a defective product, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation. A knowledgeable Villages defective products lawyer at Glover Law Firm could help you explore potential legal avenues of recovery, file a lawsuit, prove your case, and represent you throughout your entire case.