Categories for Product Defects

Howard, Lewis & Petersen, Provo law firm has been dedicating to advocating for people who have suffered injury, illness, or other losses due to the negligence of another. One of the many areas of personal injury law that we practice is product liability. If you have been injured by a product you used, you may have a defect product liability claim. These claims typically fall into three categories or liability: (1) defective manufacturing; (2) defective design; and (3) failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions for safe use. Understanding these categories may help you determine whether you have a valid claim.


Defective Manufacturing

This is perhaps the most obvious type of product liability. In a defective manufacturing claim, the product is flawed during the manufacturing or fabrication process and as a result is somehow different from all the other ones on the shelf. For example, a batch of cough syrup tainted by a poisonous substance.


Defective Design

In this second type of product liability, the injury-causing product is inherently dangerous because of the designed nature of the product. The product may have been manufactured exactly to specifications, but the whole line of products is inherently defective. For example, a type of sunglasses that fail to protect the eyes from UV rays.


Failure to Adequately Warn or Instruct

Sometimes called, “failure-to-warn” claims, this type of product liability involves a product that is dangerous in some way that is not obvious to the average user, thus requiring special precautions or diligence when using it. For example, a toxic paint removing chemical that is corrosive to plastic or some other materials.


Product liability claims can often involve complex scientific data, state-specific laws, and field jargon. The help of an experienced attorney can help you seek compensation. Click here or call Howard, Lewis & Petersen today at (801) 373-6345 for a consultation with a Utah attorney.

Posted by: on: Apr 15, 2014 @ 02:22

Posted April 15th, 2014