Injured by a Defective Product?
What is Products Liability Law?
Products liability law is the area of law that deals with claims arising from defective products. A defective product that causes injury can come in many different forms. It could be a physical object that doesn’t work as intended, or it could be a chemical substance that is harmful to human health.
In either case, if you’ve been injured by a defective product, you may have a legal claim against the manufacturer or distributor of the product.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you think you may have a claim, you should speak with an experienced products liability lawyer at Cariati Law to learn more about your legal rights and options.
A defective product lawyer in Toronto can review the facts and circumstances of your case and help determine whether you have a claim. Additionally, a top-rated injury lawyer in Ontario can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected.
If you think you have been injured by a defective product, call the Cariati Law product liability law division for help. You can speak with a professional for free. There is never a fee charged upfront, and if there is no recovery, there is no legal fee.
What are the 3 types of product liability claims?
There are three main types of product liability cases: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects.
- Design defects occur when there is something wrong with the design of the product. For example, if a car has a faulty design that makes it prone to rollovers, that would be considered a design defect.
- Manufacturing defects happen when there is something wrong with the way the product was made. For example, if a toy contains lead paint, that would be considered a manufacturing defect.
- Marketing defects occur when there is something wrong with the way the product was marketed. For example, if a toy is advertised as being for children under three, but it is actually hazardous for small children, that would be considered a marketing defect.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Below are 10 types of product liability claims that have been brought against the manufacturer.
1. Johnson & Johnson talcum powder ovarian cancer cases
2. 3M military earplug hearing loss litigation
3. Ford Pinto fuel tank fires
4. General Motors ignition switch defects
5. Takata airbag explosions
6. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fires
7. Toyota sudden acceleration claims
8. Roundup herbicide non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases
9. Buckyballs magnet ingestion injuries
10. Philips AED defibrillator failures
There are many Child Injuries from Defective Products.
The number of children injured by products recalled for fire- and burn-related hazards alone more than doubled in the last five years. The safety of products being marketed and sold to children is too often sacrificed in the interest of making a profit.
Children cannot protect themselves from dangerous or defective products.
Some of the most hazardous children’s products recalled include:
• 1,000,000 Hasbro Easy-Bake Ovens™, responsible for 82 burns and the amputation of a child’s finger.
• 180,000 units of Creative Innovation™ Pro-Flying Saucer™, responsible for burning 7 children.
• 233,000 units of Fisher-Prices’™ Crib Mobile Toy®, responsible for dripping battery acid on six infants, chemically burning them.
Other findings in the child product safety report that:
• Elkton Sparkler Inc™ had the largest product recall at 1,700,000 units of Bamboo Stick Sparklers®.
• Thirty percent of the products recalled failed to pass the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act; all were articles of clothing.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to produce, market, and distribute products that are safe for use by customers of all ages. Children cannot protect themselves from dangerous or defective products and often do not realize a product is unsafe until after they have been injured. At Cariati Law, we hold manufacturers responsible for creating and marketing defective products that harm the people that buy them.
Call Cariati Law if you think you were injured by a defective product.
If a loved one has been injured by a defective product, the personal injury lawyers of Caraiti Law can help you fight for your right to compensation. It is important that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible since a limitation period may apply to your Ontario injury claim. The Toronto, Mississauga, and Hamilton product liability lawyers of Cariati Law stand ready to help you. Please contact us today for a Free Consultation at 1.888.629.8040.
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