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What Is a Defective Product?

A defective product is any product that causes injury to a person due to faulty labeling, a design defect, or defective manufacturing. Defective products can include anything from food items such as an energy drink to carbon dioxide detectors to medical devices such as a knee implant. Generally the law that governs defective products is referred to as "product liability." This area of law refers to the responsibility held by the manufacturer, designer, distributor, or retailer of any consumer product to ensure that it does not cause harm to the consumer.

Common Product Defects

Recovering for Your Injuries Caused by a Defective Product

Three conditions must exist to recover for injuries caused by a defective product:

  1. The product had an unreasonably dangerous defect
  2. The defect caused an injury while the product was being used in a way that it was intended to be used
  3. The product had not been changed substantially in terms of operation from the way that it was originally sold

Limitations on Recovery for Defective Product Injuries

Contacting an Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, you should speak to with one or more Defective Products Lawyers 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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