Product liability refers to the legal liability of manufacturers and traders for harm caused by defective products. A person injured by a faulty product has a right to pursue compensation from responsible parties in a civil lawsuit. This type of personal injury case is known as a product liability claim.
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- Design defects: Problems can exist in the design of the product before it is manufactured. Design flaws can make a product unreasonably dangerous to use. In most states, including Nevada, the burden is on the injured party to prove that the design was defective.
- Manufacturing defects: Flaws can occur in the process of manufacturing a product. Manufacturing defects usually occur in only a few products of the same type.
- Marketing defects: This type of defect occurs when a manufacturer fails to provide proper instructions or to warn consumers of the dangers of using a product.
When someone is hurt by a defective product, any party in the chain of manufacture may be legally responsible. Potentially liable parties may include:
- Parts manufacturers
- Assembly manufacturers
In the case of dangerous drugs, the pharmaceutical company that manufactured the product may be held liable. Other parties that may share legal responsibility include doctors, clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies.
How to Prove & Win a Product Liability Claim
To recover compensation for injuries caused by a faulty product, you must be able to prove that the product is defective and that it caused you harm. This establishes liability, regardless of the intent or the level of care exercised by the responsible party.
For skilled legal representation in a Henderson product liability claim, contact Ofelia Markarian Law Group, PLLC at (725) 999-4050.