A COMPANY SHOULD BE HELD LIABLE FOR SELLING YOU A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT
Manufacturers are responsible for the products they create. Part of this is making sure that a product meets safety requirements before it is sold to the consumer. Even though this is an important step in the manufacturing process, a company’s urgency to increase profits can often result in products that don’t meet safety requirements slipping through and ending up on the shelf of a store. Product liability is the responsibility of a manufacturer or vendor of goods to compensate for an injury that is caused by a defective product.
The Fort Lauderdale and Miami attorneys at Madalon Law strongly believe companies need to be held accountable for manufacturing or selling an item that puts someone in danger and causes injury. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured and believe it may have been due to a defective product then you need to contact a firm that can review your case and let you know what your options are. We fight for the rights of victims throughout the state of Florida and never charge for a case review.
Our legal team understands the importance of identifying the design flaw, manufacturing error and negligent party that is responsible for the victim’s serious injury or death.
Examples of product liability cases can include:
- Defective child seat
- Defective crib
- Defective toys
- Defective brakes on a car, truck or other vehicle
- Defective home appliance that results in electrocution or other serious injury
- Defective power tools
- Defective tires that result in a vehicle rollover or other type of accident
- Other defective auto parts
- Medicine with an inadequate or faulty warning label
- A bad batch of medicine that results in injury or illness
- Defective medical products
- Medtronic bone infuse graph
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT TYPES
When a person is injured by a defective product, the type of defect can determine who is liable. The state of Florida has two primary categories for defective products.
Design defect: A design defect in a product would mean there was an error in the blueprint of the item that resulted in it being unsafe. A design defect would mean that every manufactured product would be defective and need to be recalled.
Manufacturing defect: A manufacturing defect occurs when there is an error in the assembly process that was not intended to be part of the product made available for purchase. Unlike design defects, a manufacturing defect will be found in a much smaller quantity of the product.
ERROR IN WARNING LABELS
There are rules and regulations that companies must follow when it comes to their warning labels. Labels must be easy to read and offer a detailed explanation of dangers. They must also inform the consumer of existing hazards, severity of risk involved, the effects of the actual hazard and how to avoid it. A manufacturer of a product that is reasonably certain to cause harm if used in a foreseeable way has the duty to give adequate warning of any danger associated with the product. Failure to warn on a label can result in serious injury and even death.
WHO IS LIABLE WHEN SOMEONE IS INJURED DUE TO A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT?
In a product liability case, the injured consumer can seek compensation from more than one party. The three parties in the distribution of a defective product will include the manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer. Hiring a firm that understands these cases and what it takes to identify all the negligent parties could be the difference between getting the financial compensation that is deserved and getting nothing at all.