According to the Cornell Law School Website, “Products liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts (at the top of the chain), an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner (at the bottom of the chain). Products containing inherent defects that cause harm to a consumer (or someone to whom the product was loaned, given, etc.) of the product would be the subjects of products liability suits. While products are generally thought of as tangible personal property, product liability has stretched that definition to include intangibles (i.e. gas), naturals (i.e. pets), real estate (i.e. house), and writings (i.e. navigational charts).”
Three types of defects create product liability:
- Design Defects: The product had issues before it was even manufactured. It is, and has always been, unreasonably dangerous.
- Manufacturing Defects: Occurs during the construction or production of the item. Out of many items manufactured, only a few units are defective.
- Marketing Defects: The user was given improper instructions on how to use the product, or the instructions failed to warn consumers of the latent dangers of the product.
If you believe you have fallen victim to any or all of the three design defects listed above, please reach out to us.
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