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What is Product Liability?
Manufacturers have the responsibility to create products that won’t hurt consumers.
Unfortunately, many people are injured every day because manufacturers are negligent or careless – or because they value profits more than they value consumer safety.
The term product liability refers to businesses’ responsibilities to consumers.
Companies are required by law to put safe products on the market – those that don’t cause injury or illness.
Under federal law, you may be entitled to sue a company over a product that has caused you injury or illness, or that has caused the death of someone you care about.
Can You File a Product Liability Lawsuit?
If you are someone you care about has been hurt by a product, drug or medical device, you may have a product liability claim. (Your best bet is to get in touch with the product liability attorney in Texas to discuss the specifics of your case.)
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The Most Common Types of Product Liability Lawsuits Involve:
Product Defects During Manufacturing Process
Products With Defective Designs
Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
The United States government requires rigorous testing on drugs and medical devices to keep us all safe, but companies don’t always comply.
The good news? In many cases, drug and medical device manufacturers can be held liable when their products injure or harm people.
Many people have sued pharmaceutical companies over drugs such as Abilify, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Paxil, Risperdal and Zoloft.
There have also been several product liability lawsuits over dangerous medical devices such as defective breast implants, hip replacements, defective IUDs and vaginal mesh.
Products With Defective Designs
Sometimes products are just poorly designed.
When a company discovers a poorly designed product, it issues a recall – but that’s often only after someone has already been hurt.
Some examples of defectively designed products include toys that have small parts that can choke children, vehicles that are prone to flipping or catching fire, or heavy objects that don’t balance well and pose a danger to users.
Products Manufactured With Defects
In some cases, defects occur during manufacturing rather than in the design phase.
These types of defects don’t always include a whole line of products – they may just affect one batch of a product, like tainted pain relievers, equipment that was put together the wrong way in a factory, or a vehicle with a bad component.
A Word on “Failure to Warn"
If a manufacturer fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions, you may be able to hold them accountable.
Failure to warn claims usually involve products that most people don’t know are dangerous, such as medications that can interact badly with other drugs, chemicals that don’t include instructions on safe handling, and other products that require special warnings.
Talk to a Liability Injury Lawyer Now
If you have been injured because of a defective product or a lack of clear warnings, or if someone you care about has died as the result of a manufacturer’s negligence, it may be in your best interest to talk to a product liability attorney as soon as possible.