New products are being launched every day in order to improve the lives of millions. But while many products may be innovative or helpful, sometimes there are those that cause serious injury, disability, or even death. These defective or dangerous products cause injuries to countless numbers of consumers annually.
When products are rushed to market, the care that is necessary to safely protect the public suffers, often leaving the consumer to deal with the harmful consequences.
TYPES OF PRODUCT DEFECTS
There are three types of defects that may cause injury:
- Design defects are those that are present from the very beginning. In other words, something is wrong with the very design of the product that causes it to be harmful. For example, a chair is designed with three legs and ends up tipping over easily.
- Manufacturing defects are those that occur during the course of production. For example, the brakes on your new car do not work when you try to stop.
- Marketing defects are those that occur when advertising is false, labeling is improper, or safety warnings are inadequate. For example, a prescription drug bottle that does not warn of certain side effects.
Dangerous products can be found in a variety of categories, with common defects occurring with:
- Car Seats
- Baby Equipment
- Heavy Equipment
- Space Heaters
- Electrical Devices
- Medical Equipment
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Everyone has the right to expect that the products they utilize will work and not cause harm to them or others. Products liability cases can be extremely complex and deserve the attention of a knowledgeable and experienced Pennsylvania Defective Products attorney. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner evidence can be preserved.
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The information contained in this page is general in nature and is not intended to be, nor may it be relied upon as legal advice. Freeburn & Hamilton, P.C. does not handle the type of matter discussed on this page, but will refer it to lawyers and/or law firms who do handle these types of matters.