There is such a thing as bodily injury that’s caused by products that you use. It’s typically done when the product isn’t used correctly or not the way the customer expects it to. In some cases, it may be because it’s defective and doesn’t work like expected.
Some examples of this include:
- Some of the products falling onto someone and causing damage
- Poisoning because of the improper use or a mixture of the product
- Injury because of not too many warning labels on packaging
- Bones broken, death, or lacerations because maybe there isn’t something moving in the product, or maybe it is, but it’s faulty
The harm in this can vary in a lot of cases, but some of the most common causes of harm that’s created by injuries by improper usage or faulty products do include:
- Losing function of bodily parts, such as your liver or kidneys
- Damage to the mental abilities of a person
Typically, with faulty products they are either temporary or permanent damage, and death can happen.
What are Defective Products
Simply put, defective products are those that don’t work the way that they should, and it refers to products such as vehicles, housewares, electronics, and other items.
Typically, defective products are caused by one of the following:
- Bad design
- Lack of warnings or bad warnings
- Improper manufacturing
What is Needed to Prove Defective Products
Design defects are essentially defects that are presented and manufactured in ways that a harmful and inherently wrong in design. Basically, it means that the product design is far too dangerous for the average person to use, or there was a defect in it that shouldn’t be there.
The plaintiff that’s suing must prove the following:
- The design was defective
- It’s too dangerous for usage
- The creator could’ve designed this in a much safer way
For example, a chair that’s created in a bad manner that doesn’t support the weight of a user can lead to fall accidents, and will hold the person who created the product responsible.
Manufacturing defects are essentially errors in the way the product was created, and typically it may be done during the process, which makes it dangerous.
For example, let’s say that you’re making a vacuum, but an important screw was left out. in some cases, it could lead to accidents. With some machinery products, this can lead to great dangers.
Warning defects are essentially that there wasn’t enough warning on there that it could lead to injuries where it’s entirely preventable as well.
This could include the warnings not being visible, illegible, containing improper information, or even just not including warnings period.
For example, if you have medications, there need to be warnings of side effects and not to take it. But the thing is, if that’s not included, it can be grounds of a suit.
Who is responsible? Well the manufacturers, the distributors, and the sellers of the product if they continue to sell a product if it’s been recalled already.
In most cases, this can create a damages award for the person injured, including bills, lost wages, and also pain and suffering for this too. In most cases, if you do have a product liability lawsuit, you should contact a Personal Injury Attorney to help sort this one out, simply because they can help you get the compensation you need for the damage that’s caused.