Defective design, defective manufacturing, and failure to warn of danger all create unreasonable risk of harm. Everyone in the chain of distribution, from manufacturer to retailer, owe you a duty to deliver safe products.

If you were injured using a product the way it’s meant to be used, you have the right to recover damages.

Manaster Law Firm will fight to right the wrong that hurt you.

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A dangerous product is not necessarily a defective one. A claim against a manufacturer or distributor of a product rests on the existence of a defect.

A lawnmower is dangerous, but that does not mean it is defective. A person who flips a lawnmower over and sticks their hand in its spinning blade is unlikely to have a claim. If a person is using a lawnmower the way it is supposed to be used, and part of the blade breaks off and strikes them in the head, then they may have a legal claim. The question is whether the lawnmower contained a defect that made it inherently and unreasonably dangerous for normal use.

There are three types of defects that may give rise to a legal cause of action:

  • Design Defect: A design defect is a failing in the design that makes a product dangerous to use in the way it is intended to be used.
  • Manufacturing Defect A manufacturing defect is a flaw that occurs during the manufacturing process that renders a product unsafe for its ordinary use.
  • Marketing Defect: A labeling defect is a shortcoming in the instructions or warnings that make a product unsafe to use in the typical manner.
Proof in a product liability case requires a showing that one’s use is as intended. It also requires proof that no changes were made to the product.

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