Product defects are characteristics or flaws in a product that make them dangerous to use. If a manufacturer, designer, or other party is responsible for selling dangerous goods on the market, they may be responsible for compensating victims who are injured by their products.
If you were injured by a defective product, you should not be responsible for paying for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses you suffered. An experienced defective products lawyer at The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson is here to help you demand the compensation you deserve. We provide a free consultation where we can discuss your legal rights and options. Contact us or call (214) 617-3223 today to schedule your consultation.
Types of Product Defects
There are three types of product defects that are recognized under product liability law:
- Design defects – A design defect is an inherent flaw in a product based on the way it is designed. The flaw makes the product unreasonably dangerous to consumers. All products that are made with the defect will share the same defect.
- Manufacturing defects – A manufacturing defect is a flaw in the manufacturing process. A certain number of the products may be affected by the defect.
- Marketing or warning defect – A marketing or warning defect arises when a product is marketed in a certain way or lacks adequate warnings to protect consumers from unreasonable harm. Even if the product was not designed in a dangerous way or did not have a problem during the manufacturing process, a product can nevertheless be defective if proper information is not shared with consumers with the product’s packaging or other marketing materials.
Types of Defective Product Injuries
Some of the most common types of injuries caused by defective products in Plano include:
- Choking – One of the most common reasons for recalls is when a product breaks into small pieces and poses a choking hazard to babies and toddlers. Children are notorious for sticking things in their mouth and can choke on these hazardous items.
- Burns – Some defective products can result in serious burns to consumers, potentially requiring them to undergo painful skin grafts and other medical procedures.
- Respiratory injuries – Some defective products like IVC filters can result in respiratory injuries when small parts of a device migrate to other parts of the body, like the lungs or heart.
- Sexual dysfunction – Some medical devices like transvaginal mesh can cause discomfort during sex, irregular bleeding or discharge, and bladder and bowel function problems.
- Fractures – Fractures may occur if a product such as a high chair, swing set, or piece of furniture suddenly breaks or collapses.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Product Defects?
Depending on the situation, your personal injury attorney may find one or more of the following entities responsible for injuries caused by product defects:
- The party who designed the product when a design flaw exists
- The manufacturer if a flaw occurred during the manufacture or assembly process
- A wholesaler who sold the product
- A retailer who sold the product
Contact The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson for Help
If you were injured by a defective product, we are here for you. Contact or call The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson at (214) 617-3223 to learn more about how a Plano defective products attorney can help.