Faulty or Defective Product Lawyers

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What Is a Defective Product?

A defective product is a product with a manufacturing or design defect that makes the product unreasonably dangerous to consumers.

Can I Sue Because a Product Is Faulty or Defective?

When a commercial product does not work properly or causes harm to the user, a product liability claim is available. The plaintiff will have to show that the product was defective when it left the defendant’s control. The defendant might be the designer, manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the product. The plaintiff must also be able to demonstrate one or more of the following theories of liability:

Consumer Product Class Actions

Consumer product class actions are available when a large number of people are affected by the same product defect. If the same questions of law and fact are common to each group member’s claim, all members have similar litigation interests, and the group has the financial resources to secure adequate representation, a class action can be an efficient way of trying a large-scale products liability case.

Should I Consult an Attorney?

If you or a loved one have been injured by a malfunctioning or poorly designed product, you should speak to a personal injury attorney immediately to learn more about preserving your rights and remedies. Certain defective products may be part of a class action lawsuit.

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Last Modified: 08-11-2014 04:54 PM PDT

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