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Are there any rules as to what constitutes a defective product?

 

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There is no set of rules to determine what constitutes a defective product, however manufacturers, wholesalers, vendors and distributors may be held liable for injuries to consumers caused by their goods.  

If a product is determined to be defective or dangerous, and it causes someone harm, that person may be eligible for damages in a defective product claim. If you have been injured by a defective product in Pennsylvania or New Jersey a Philadelphia defective product lawyer can talk to you about the ins and outs of a product liability claim.

Negligence That Can Lead to a Philadelphia Defective Product Claim

Listed below are some of the types of negligence that can lead to a Philadelphia defective product claim: 

  • Design defects;
  • Manufacturing defects; and
  • Marketing defects.

 
Marketing defects may be the result of improper labeling of a product's functions, or insufficient warnings on packaging labels. For instance, if a child's toy has small, interchangeable parts, there should be a caution label about the possibility of choking. This information is needed to ensure that consumers use products properly and safely. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of any type of manufacturer or retailer negligence or defect, a Philadelphia defective product lawyer can help you file a product liability claim.

Proving Negligence in a Philadelphia Defective Product Claim

To prove negligence in a defective product claim, you must be able to show that the responsible party/parties failed to adequately protect the consumer. You needn't have been the owner or purchaser of the product in question in order to file suit.

If you have been severely injured by a defective product, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia product liability lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396


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