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Different Types of Product Liability

It can be troubling when you purchase a product to use for a specific task only to learn it is defective. What’s more? Defective products and other items can potentially harm someone if they were designed, manufactured, or marketed improperly, and these injuries can range from minor scrapes or cuts to full-out catastrophic damage. Because of this, it is important to understand your rights as a consumer in the event a major accident were to occur. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys discuss the ins and outs of a product liability claim and the different types of product liability.

Manufacturing Defects

When people purchase a product, there is an expectation that the product in question will perform as it is intended to. For instance, a heat exchanger for a technological application in the oil and gas industry should do just that — remove waste heat from technology so that the application itself does not overheat. Indeed, this is true for all products from heat exchangers to household appliances and equipment, as well as everything else in-between.

Though in an ideal world, all products would work as they are intended to, in reality, there are several areas where things can go wrong. Among these areas, the three we see most often involve manufacturing defects, warning defects, and overall design defects.

Specifically, manufacturing defects occur when something goes wrong during the creation and assembly process. If a manufacturing defect occurs, it can mean that the final product will not be in compliance to standards set forth by the designated industry. Moreover, this can occur on a large-scale with the use of mass production, meaning several products may be defective and recalled. For more information about manufacturing defects and product liability law, call our office today.

Warning Inadequacies

In addition to manufacturing issues, product liability can occur when a product fails to include all of the necessary risks, warnings, and  instructions. This is known as a marketing defect or a failure to warn. As you may be aware, there are several household tools or products that can be unsafe and must be handled with care. Some examples include a lawn mower or a fire grill. The use of such products can potentially lead to major burns and other concerns, which is why it is important that necessary warnings and guidance are included.

Design Defects

Finally, design defects can occur when the specifications of a project do not result in an item that is as safe as it could be. Some common examples of design defects in products may include furniture that is top-heavy, poorly designed power tool safety guards, products containing hazardous materials, and more. If a product has a flawed design, the reality is that anyone could get seriously hurt. To make sure your rights are protected in a product liability case, consult with our legal team today.

Consult With Our Team

Product defects can occur at various stages of the creation process, and failing to create a product without optimal safety measures in mind can result in a serious accident or injury. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 to learn about the different types of defects in product liability law and how you can get started on your claim.

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Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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