Under product liability law, manufacturers and distributors of “dangerous or defective” products are responsible for the injuries those products cause. Injured parties can seek compensation through personal injury lawsuits. Product liability suits can be filed against anyone along a product’s supply chain including the designer, manufacturer, wholesaler, marketer and retailer. These cases are often class action suits.
There are three theories that form the basis of a product liability claim. They include:
In all three theories, the plaintiff must show that the defects in the product caused the injuries in question. A knowledgeable attorney can help you determine what theory is most appropriate for your product liability claim.
There are three types of defects that may be claimed in a product liability case. These include:
Product liability lawsuits can be brought against virtually any product. Some common suits involve motor vehicles, toys and children’s products, testosterone replacement therapy, talcum powder and other personal hygiene products, faulty machinery, tools, and food products. Additionally, unsafe pharmaceuticals often face product liability claims.
If you believe you have a product liability claim, contact us at Ankin Law Office to discuss your case. Our attorneys are skilled in handling all types of product liability claims and navigating this complex area of the law.