Product manufacturers, designers, and sellers have a duty to provide consumers with safe and effective products. If a faulty or defective product has injured you or a loved one, our Mount Juliet product liability lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations; call (615) 622-6060 or request one online today.
When someone is injured or killed by a defective or unreasonably dangerous product, the victim or their family has the right to file a product liability lawsuit. Product liability cases fall into three categories:
When a product is inherently dangerous due to a problem with its conception or design, rather than an issue that occurred when it was made—an example of a product with a design defect is a power tool with a safety guard that doesn’t prevent injuries.
With a manufacturing defect, it is typically a batch or a limited number of products that have a defect. Essentially, it is a problem due to defective components or when a product isn’t manufactured correctly, departing from its intended design. Some examples of manufacturing defects are using the wrong materials when constructing a product, including screws, bolts, and fasteners, or using harmful chemicals during the production process.
This type of defect is related to the instructions or marketing materials that come with a product or the lack thereof. An example of a failure to warn claim is failing to label a medication that warns of known drug interactions or failing to declare allergens on a food label.
There may be multiple parties liable for the injuries you sustain from a defective product. The parties that can commonly be held responsible are:
Other potentially liable parties can include outside consultants or contractors, engineers, product marketers, or any other involved in the distribution chain.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, please get in touch with The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, PLLC. Call (615) 622-6060 to schedule a free consultation with our Mount Juliet personal injury attorney.