Product Liability And Defect
Unsafe products can result in serious personal injury or even death, so it is crucial that manufacturers do everything necessary to guard against potential defects. If they do not, the manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and sometimes suppliers and sellers are legally responsible when a injury or death results from an unsafe product. Many states have a Products Liability Act that describes the legal duty of the manufacturer. This can include the “consumer expectation test,” i.e. is the product unsafe beyond
In product liability cases, multiple parties could be held liable for your damages. For example, in cases involving dangerous drugs or defective medical devices, the manufacturer marketing, prescribing doctor and distributor might all be aware of a product’s shortcomings. The only way to get full compensation from all four responsible parties is to prepare to win your case at trial.