Defective or Dangerous Products Liability
The law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer.
This means that the manufacturer or seller of a product is expected to supply products that are not defective or harmful to consumers when used in a typical and expected manner.
When a product has a defect or poses an unexpected risk of harm, the product cannot be said to meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. If a person is injured by a product, the injured person can seek compensation for the damage caused to him or her as a result of the defective product.
Spencer Farris wants you to know that you don’t have to pay for defective products. Your personal injury lawyer will fight for your compensation and your life back.
Product Liability: Injury
For example, a knife is not defective if it cuts someone. Knives are, by their nature, sharp, and cuts are expected if they are not handled carefully. However, if a knife explodes in the cold, it would clearly be defective. Likewise, a drug that causes an unexpected consequence could be defective, as does certain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) dye.
Liability for a product defect could rest with any party in the product’s chain of distribution such as the manufacturer, wholesalers, a retail seller of the product or an assembler/installer.
Typically, Product Liability claims are based on “negligence,” “strict liability,” or “breach of warranty.”
Let us help you assess if you have a product liability claim. Contact The Farris Law Firm at 314-A-LAWYER (252-9937) today for a free consultation.
About the author, S.E. Farris
Spencer Farris is a personal injury lawyer at The S.E. Farris Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri. See his profile on Google+