Manufacturers have the responsibility to produce products that are held to certain safety standards. If these standards are not met, someone who has used their product may be entitled to compensation. In product liability cases, the manufacturer of the product is held responsible for any damages that the product may have caused.
In a product liability case, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the product had a defect that could lead to harm or injury. There are three primary points in the manufacturing process where defects can occur.
Types of Product Defects
Design Defects: If something about the design of a product is inherently unsafe, this can be a viable product liability case. Design defects can affect a large amount of people who have used the product, because every product has the potential to be dangerous.
Manufacturing Defects: This occurs when there is a flaw in the process of the product’s assembly or manufacture. This leads to a potentially faulty and unsafe product. This does not necessarily affect the entire line of a product, only those that were produced in a faulty manner.
Marketing Defects: Sometimes, the product is not presented to the public properly. Information about the product may be inaccurate or incomplete. Examples of this are incomplete safety warnings or faulty assembly instructions.
Examples of Product Liability Cases Include:
- A vehicle with airbags that fail to inflate during a car accident
- A medication that fails to disclose that its users could have heart attacks as a side effect of its use
- A power tool that does not have the proper guard for safe use
In all of these examples, an attorney that is experienced in product liability cases is needed to prove negligence by the manufacturer. Your attorney should also be familiar with the laws of your particular state as well. At The Cochran Firm of the Mid-South, we are ready to take cases in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a faulty product, contact us to help you get the compensation you deserve. To schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced product liability attorneys, please contact us today at 901-523- 1222 or fill out our form at www.cochranmidsouth.com/contact.