Anyone who is injured by a product they purchased may be able to file a product liability claim. Defective product claims fall into three categories and the type of claim you file will depend on where the defect occurred. Whether you were injured by a product that defectively manufactured, defectively designed or one that didn’t include adequate warnings on the label, contact a product liability attorney in Beaver Dam WI as soon as possible to discuss your injuries and your right to compensation.
Claims for defective manufacturing stem from products that were appropriately designed but not properly manufactured. One example of a product manufacturing defect is a bottle of shampoo that includes a chemical that causes a user’s hair to fall out. These kinds of problems are typically isolated to one batch of products but may affect many people. Manufacturers often issue recalls when they discover a defect in their products.
Products with defective designs do not harm people due to some accident in the plant where they are made. These products are missing critical safety elements in their design. The shampoo in the above example would have had a design defect if its formula included a chemical that adversely affected the hair follicle and caused everyone who used it to lose their hair. Manufacturers who do not properly test their products run the risk of these kinds of lawsuits.
The third type of product liability claim stems from inadequate or lack of warning labels on products. These kinds of lawsuits are common with products marketed to children. Products that include small parts or magnets need labels warning parents of young children that they pose a safety risk. Over-the-counter medications must also provide sufficient warnings if they may make a user drowsy or anxious.
If you or a loved one was injured by a product you purchased, consult a product liability attorney in Beaver Dam WI right away to discuss your rights. Quincey Becker Schuessler Chase and Devitt SC will work hard to get you a settlement you deserve and protect other consumers from suffering the same kind of injury.