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Defective Products

Consumers have a right to expect the products they buy to be safe and to work as intended. When they don’t, things can go seriously wrong, and people can be hurt.

When a manufac­turer or seller of a dangerous or defective product is held accountable for injuring a consumer, it’s called products liability. In fact, anyone who exposes a consumer to the dangers of a defective product — from the maker of the product, or its component parts, to the whole­saler and retailer — can be held respon­sible for that product and the injuries it causes.

Products can be defective in several ways:

Design: This means the manufac­turer developed and designed the product with a defect.

Manufac­turing: This is when a product is not made or assembled correctly-something went wrong in the manufac­turing process.

Marketing: This is the case when products are not marketed with the necessary labels or accom­panied by suffi­cient instruc­tions for use, or if the manufac­turer fails to warn consumers about dangerous aspects of the product.

The law states that every product should meet “the ordinary expec­ta­tions” of a consumer. It should work as intended, and it should not put the consumer at risk for injury from hidden dangers. Those respon­sible for making and supplying defective products are held by the law to be respon­sible for the injuries they cause.

If you or someone close to you has been injured by a defective product, consider contacting Terrell Hogan today.