Common Product Defects in El Paso
Under product liability law, a manufacturer is responsible for injuries caused by a product when the product is defective in its design, manufacturing, or marketing.
Defectively Designed Products
A product is defective in its design when it is defective in the condition the manufacturer intended the product to be created. Examples of design defects include:
- Children’s products that contain choking hazards or other dangerous attributes
- Safety products like helmets that cannot withstand basic impact
- Medicine that fails to treat the intended illness
- Unstable structures like tables or chairs
- Mechanical defects in appliances, vehicles, and tools
With a design defect, it must be shown that the product’s actual design is defective, and because of the defective design, an injury occurred. A trained El Paso legal professional can identify design defects and help you recover the financial assistance you need to move forward from a life-changing injury.
Defectively Manufactured Products
Arguably the most pervasive product defects are manufacturing defects. A manufacturing defect occurs when a mistake in the manufacturing process renders a product defective. A manufacturing defect can happen for several reasons, such as poor-quality controls in the manufacturing process, use of sub-standard materials during the manufacturing process, or manufacturing error. Examples of manufacturing defects include:
- Tires produced with sub-standard materials
- Piping or other bolts cross-threaded during production
- Electrical units with faulty grounding
- Contaminated food or drugs
An easy way to distinguish between a manufacturing defect and a design defect is by asking if the defect would exist if the manufacturer had assembled the product correctly. A design defect will generally affect every product of the same design, whereas a manufacturing defect affects only a limited number of the produced product.
Defectively Marketed Products
The third and final type of product defect results when a manufacturer fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions on the proper use of a product. Manufacturers are generally responsible for marketing defects when they fail to warn consumers of dangers not obvious in the product’s intended use. Examples of defectively marketed products include:
- Medicine without proper warnings of dosage or side effects
- Household cleaning supplies without adequate handling instructions
- Advertisements that encourage the improper use of the product
As with all defective product claims, the injury caused by the product must have been preventable had the manufacturer provided proper warning or instruction.
Is the Manufacturer of a Defective Product Responsible for my Injuries?
Defective products cause life-altering injuries every day across El Paso and the state of Texas. Like other bodies of personal injury law, when a defective product injures you, the party responsible for your injuries must compensate you for the harm you sustained. This includes both economic and non-economic damages.
The attorneys at the Ammons Law Firm work hard to ensure our clients recover every cent of compensation they are entitled to under the law. This tenacity has helped our firm recover over one-billion dollars for injured victims in El Paso and across the nation.
Contacting an El Paso Product Liability Lawyer
The Ammons Law Firm has represented residents of El Paso in product liability claims for over thirty years and has successfully held the nation’s largest manufacturers liable for defective products. Our team of trained product liability lawyers has the experience needed to identify a defective product and the resources necessary to hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.
When you need a law firm that you can trust and a team that you can count on, you call the Ammons Law Firm.
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