Manufacturing Defects Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
In product liability cases, there are two types of defective products, design and manufacturing defects. Design defects slip by when a product is not properly tested for safety before it is released for purchase by consumers. Manufacturing defects occur when products that are designed to be safe and when used as intended, are incorrectly made. An error in the design or manufacturing process can create products that can pose unreasonable risks to consumers, resulting in serious injuries. When this occurs, the manufacturer may be liable for any injuries that occur.
All products should be safe to use as intended. If there is a risk of injury, manufacturers must provide a warning to inform consumers. When a manufacturing defect occurs, it may alter the performance of the product. There is no warning that the product may be unsafe to use as intended. This can be very dangerous, resulting in injuries that could have been prevented if the manufacturer was more careful in ensuring safety standards were met.
Examples of Manufacturing Defects
Defective products are produced all the time. In most cases, a product recall is used to inform consumers that an error was made by the manufacturer. Unfortunately, this does not occur until after many people have been injured and reported the defective product. Manufacturing defects may affect an entire batch of products, hundreds or thousands that are sold, or it could be just a few. Some examples of manufacturing defects that have occurred include:
- Installing wiring incorrectly in appliances
- Using the wrong fasteners or bolts
- Leaving sharp edges on molded parts
- Mechanisms that fail to work as designed
If a product has a defect that results in a serious injury or death, the manufacturer may be held responsible and required to pay restitution to the victim or their family. However, these are very complex legal cases that require extensive research and expertise. If you believe your family has been the victim of a manufacturing defect that caused serious harm, contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law to explore your legal options.