Harmful Defective Products
A defective product is a product that is unreasonably dangerous, does not carry sufficient warnings, or fails to provide complete or adequate instructions for the product’s use. These products might come with warranties that the manufacturers and retailers fail to honor. Defective products can include any of the following:
- Personal care products
- Children’s toys
- Household products and office equipment
- Medical devices
- Power tools and sporting equipment
- Automobiles and automobile parts
A product liability lawsuit presents a myriad of facts, research, and potentially liable parties. It requires identifying everyone including the manufacturer, retailer and distributor. There are also so-called “middle men,” such as wholesalers, suppliers, and distributors in the chain of distribution who may be responsible.
If you suffer injuries from a defective product, you can recover economic damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses. Plaintiffs can also sue for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Some product liability injuries are so serious that the plaintiff can sue for emotional pain and suffering as well.