With all goods bought and produced, there is a certain standard of safety and quality that is expected. In some cases however, these standards are not met and result in serious injury. Defective or unsafe products have caused many injuries and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered from such, you must contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Product liability law is not limited to retail or manufacturing goods. Defective products can be found in industrial products, airbags, tire cases, hip replacements, tools, medical devices and instruments, automobiles, and prescription and non-prescription drugs and medicines.
That list isn’t even final. There are many other product categories that fall under product liability law. The law essentially considers three types of defective product—manufacturing defects, design defects and marketing defects. Manufacturing defects are defects that have occurred somewhere in the process of construction, even if the design is perfectly put. Design defects occur due to a design flaw. Unsafe or defective marketing refers to improper or insufficient labeling, instructions or improper safety warnings. Product liability law generally considers matters on a “strict liability” basis, which means that if a defect in the product exists, the supplier or manufacture will be liable for it.