Product companies put extensive time into conceptualizing, designing, prototyping, manufacturing, marketing, and distributing a product — either all in-house or, more commonly, through a series of supply chain partnerships that help to expedite the process, reduce overall costs, and decrease the risk of significant issues by relying on specialized partners. Much of the time spent during prototyping and manufacturing is spent ensuring that products work as expected and that full-scale production can carry on with minimal defects in manufacturing. Once a product’s components are produced, another team assembles them in a warehouse after the individual components have been quality checked (QC’ed). Then the final build is QC’ed by another team.
Product manufacturing is a long, involved, and complicated process that must account for many variables, many of which focus on safety and reliability once the final product is in the hands of a consumer. Failure to operate a proper quality control regimen throughout the manufacturing process can lead to major issues with the product, but this is only one possible liability issue that a company may encounter. Below, we will go through a number of potential product issues that a company may have to deal with once their product enters the market.
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Common Examples of Product Liability Issues
The following examples are not meant to be taken as an exhaustive list, but should only be used to get a better sense of some of the many different ways that a company may be held liable for an injury to a consumer following the proper use of a product. Whether or not you see your situation listed below, contact 1-800-Injured now to be connected with an attorney for a free initial consultation. No two product liability accidents are alike and will require a close look at the details before a legal professional can provide you with specific advice on how best to move forward.
Several different types of defective designs could put a user at risk, including inherently dangerous designs, lack of safeguards, or toxic chemicals present in the product. These faulty designs may be inherent in the initial design and overlooked until mainstream usage leads to dangerous and unexpected use cases, resulting from a manufacturing error, or maybe due to something else entirely. Regardless of how the defect made its way to you, the important part is that you are a victim and deserve compensation for your suffering. Many defective designs lead to class action lawsuits, and product recalls when many people are injured from the same flaw.
Defective Marketing — Failure to Warn
Many products have inherent dangers that come with using them, but it is the responsibility of the product company to warn potential users of these risks and threats. It is also the product company’s responsibility to provide clear and comprehensive instructions on using the product safely to reduce or eliminate the risk of an injury. Failure to provide proper warnings and instructions can lead to accidents and injuries that could have been avoided if the user were adequately informed of these risks and appropriate use cases.
When a company provides adequate instructions and warnings for a product with no design defects present, there is still a risk of injury if the product were to malfunction. Malfunctions may be due to several reasons, including manufacturing defects, environmental inputs, and more, and your attorney will need to take a close look at your accident to get a better sense of how your specific situation arose. Then, depending on the cause of your accident, your lawyer will need to determine the best path forward to get you the money you deserve.
Seeking Compensation Through a Product Liability Claim or Lawsuit
It can feel like an impossible task to take on a massive company with massive legal teams either in-house or on retainer, especially as an individual; however, you have suffered as a result of this company’s failure to provide you with a safe and dependable product, and you deserve to be compensated as a result. While no amount of money will undo the harm and damage of your accident, you should not have to take on even one dollar of the financial impact that your accident has caused.
When you are working with a product liability attorney in Orlando, they will go through all of the details of your case to determine how best to seek the money you deserve. Product liability cases can be incredibly complicated because there are many participants in the supply chain. Each participant may be either partially or fully liable, depending on the nature of your accident and the problems that caused the accident to begin with. Understanding product supply chains and liability is essential to determine who to pursue your damage and how to calculate a comprehensive set of damages to ensure that you get what you deserve.
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