A manufacturing defect is just one cause of unsafe product injuries and wrongful deaths. Every day, unsuspecting consumers suffer terrible harm because companies put profits before consumer safety. When this happens, consumers should know that they have the right to pursue legal action against the businesses responsible.
Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s product liability lawyers have helped countless clients fight back against greedy companies and manufacturers of defective products. If a defective product causes you or your loves one injuries, call now for a free consultation.
Product Liability Law
In Ohio and across the nation, consumers have legal recourse for injuries caused by defective products. This recourse is available in the civil courts through what is known as product liability laws. These laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but all jurisdictions provide some protection and recourse for injured consumers and third parties.
Ohio product liability law allows an injured party to pursue an action for any of several reasons. If a product is defective in design or in manufacture, lacks sufficient warning about the risks of a product, or does not fulfill a warranty about the product, it may be considered defective.
One of the more common types of product liability cases is the manufacturing defect claim.
What Is a Manufacturing Defect?
In broad terms, a manufacturing defect is a problem with a product that occurs in one or more products because of some error in the process of making the product. A manufacturing defect is unintended, and not according to plan. This is in contrast to a design defect, where an intended aspect of the product is itself the defect.
Manufacturing defects may occur in production, construction, assembly, or fabrication of a product. The defects may result from mechanical errors, human errors, or any number of reasons. The important distinction is that the defects are not part of the intended design, but instead are the result of some error in the process of physically making the product.
When Should You Contact an Attorney?
As a general rule, if you are injured using a product and you do not believe you are at fault, you should contact an experienced product liability attorney. No matter the jurisdiction, product liability law is among the most complicated areas of law and no one should forego their legal rights because they do not know the law.
A product liability attorney can help you understand the law and advise you of your options in pursuing one or more businesses that may be liable for your injuries. Product liability claims also require examination of the products in question, consultation with experts and engineers, and of course negotiation and, frequently, filing of a lawsuit. To meet all of these needs, it is essential that you contact an attorney as soon as possible following your injuries.
Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA – A Cleveland, Ohio Product Liability Law Firm
Companies that put profits over safety cannot be allowed to escape justice. If you or a loved one have suffered injury or wrongful death because of a defective product, call Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA now for a free consultation.