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Product Liability Personal Injury Claim

April 9, 2016 Personal Injury,Products Liability

In 2012 and 2013, there were 94,960 product liability cases filed in federal courts in the United States. This accounts for 1 out of every 6 cases that were filed. In 2012, the median jury award for product liability lawsuit was $1,503,339.2 while the average award was $3,439,035. In recent years, the largest product liability cases in the US involved auto parts, silicone implants, and asbestos.

Under consumer protection act, you can now sue the manufacturer for injuries caused by a defective product. Under the consumer protection act, you can now sue the manufacturer for injuries caused by a defective product.

If you have suffered physical or mental injury or financial loss due to a defective product, you may be able to receive compensation. While 100% safety cannot be guaranteed, product manufacturers are still liable to ensure that anything they manufacture for consumer use meets certain safety standards.

According to the Consumer Protection Act, all manufacturers need to make sure that all the products they produce are safe. Things that may affect the safety of product include manufacturing errors, faulty design, use of unsafe, hazardous or other unsuitable materials, inadequate safety features, etc. A manufacturer may also be liable if their products do not have adequate safety warnings.

Product Liability Claims

There are many different types of product liability claims. Some examples are:

  • Injuries caused by faulty or defective toys
  • Injury or illness caused by contaminated or spoiled foods
  • Injury or illness caused by medical products such as pacemakers, heart valves, hip replacements, contraceptive devices, breast implants, and this list continues
  • Injury or illness caused by pharmaceutical products – this could also be due to medical negligence
  • Injury caused by beauty products, either arising in a salon or self-administered
  • Inadequate warnings
  • Inadequate instructions
  • Defective or inadequate materials used in product construction
  • Defective vehicles – cars, motorcycles, and bikes
  • Faulty or defective electrical products – hair dryers, television, kitchen appliances, game consoles, etc.
  • Inadequate warning after a fault or defect has been discovered or defected. If a manufacturer finds out that a product has a defect and does not take adequate steps to make consumers aware, you may have a product liability claim.

This list is not exhaustive and the product or the way it is marketed may have other types of defect which may make it possible for you to claim compensation.

Types of Damages

Injuries caused by defective products are more common than you think. Injured people can hold the manufacturer, retailer, or distributor liable for their injuries.

Here is a look at some of the type of damages you can receive for defective products:

  • You can receive compensation for medical bills from a defective product lawsuit.
  • You can get compensation for lost wages.
  • You can also receive compensation for damage to your property.
  • You can receive damages for pain and suffering due to injuries caused a defective product.

If you or a loved one has been injured or harmed due to a defective product, you should contact one of the many personal injury lawyers at RMFW Law at (212) 697-9280. No one delivers for their clients like us. RMFW Law knows how to start and finish cases.

RMFW Law has been around the block many times before. We know how to surge forward and claim victory. The first meeting is free. Give us a call. Let us determine if your case is viable or not. We want to hear what you have to say. If someone did you wrong, we will present a fantastic game plan for you. We have won millions of dollars for past clients, do you want to be on this striking list?