Manufacturers, distributors and vendors have a special responsibility to their customers. An injured party can file a product liability lawsuit against a product’s manufacturer or vendor when a defective product causes injury. Based on the precise cause of the injury, the claim may involve a defect in design or manufacture, or a failure to warn of an unreasonable risk of injury. If you would like more information on whether you can sue for a defective product, please continue reading, then contact an experienced Stamford, Connecticut defective product lawyer today. Here are some questions you may have:
Many different types of products may have dangerous defects that result in the consumer sustaining serious injuries. Some of the most common products encountered in product liability cases include:
- Medication: The manufacturer’s warning label was inadequate or the drug’s negative side effects caused significant injury or even death.
- Defective consumer products: Improperly designed or manufactured toys, cars, home appliances and other consumer goods may cause significant injury or death.
- Defective machinery: Workers often sustain injuries while on the job due to poorly designed equipment.
- Food: Farmers, food packagers and vendors have a duty to sell food items that are clean and safe to eat, but every year hundreds of thousands of packaged food products are recalled due to being unsafe for human consumption.
Generally, product defects fall into one of three categories:
- Design defects: These arise from the very design of a product, such as a design that results in the product being inherently unsafe when used as intended.
- Manufacturing defects: These arise from an error in the manufacturing process, resulting in an unsafe or unsound product.
- Marketing defects: These arise when a product lacks sufficient safety warnings or is improperly labeled.
As outlined in the introductory paragraph, you may hold a wide range of individuals accountable for injuries sustained from a defective product. Nevertheless, to hold any individual liable for a defective product, the plaintiff must prove:
- They sustained an actual injury or monetary loss.
- The product is defective due to a manufacturing error, defective design or failure to warn.
- The defect caused their injury
- They were using the product as it was intended when they sustained an actual injury or monetary loss.
Generally, you have three years from the date of the injury, death or property damage in which to file a product liability lawsuit in Connecticut. Before you do so, you should call our Fairfield County, Connecticut personal injury lawyer immediately.
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