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Marietta Product Liability Lawyers
Consumers rely on products every day—our cars, home appliances, infant carriers, and even our prescription drugs. We expect these products to be safe and free of hazards. However, many products that reach the marketplace are not as safe as they should be. One small defect can create many defective products which, in turn, can seriously injure you and others.
When products are defectively designed or manufactured, or if a company fails to warn of problems with their products, and you or your loved one suffers harm, you may be eligible to seek compensation through a product liability claim. Contact the Marietta product liability lawyers at The Champion Firm to discuss your case in a free consultation. Let us explain your options for financial recovery.
Why Should I Choose The Champion Firm for My Product Liability Case?
Product liability cases tend to be more complex than other types of personal injury claims. It can be challenging to prove that a product is defective and that the defect is the cause of your injuries.
The Marietta product liability attorneys at The Champion Firm know what it takes to build a strong and persuasive claim against product manufacturers, retailers, or marketers on our clients’ behalf. We have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
If a defective product caused you or a loved one harm, our personal injury lawyers in Marietta can help you understand your rights and determine the best possible legal options for your specific situation, whether it’s filing a single-plaintiff claim or joining a larger mass tort or class action lawsuit.
When you choose The Champion Firm, you get personalized and compassionate legal representation from start to finish. We will handle all the legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on getting the medical care you need to move forward with your life.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you retain our services, you pay no upfront costs. Our fee comes from the compensation we recover for you.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to the legal responsibility that manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and other entities involved in the production and distribution of a product have for injuries or damages caused by that product.
When a product is found to be defective, unsafe, or not properly labeled or marketed, and these defects or issues result in harm to consumers or users, the responsible parties may be held liable for any resulting injuries or damages.
Some types of defective products include:
- Prescription drugs
- Medical devices
- Infant and child products
Types of Product Defects
There are typically three main types of product defects that can lead to product liability claims:
These occur when there is an error or flaw in the manufacturing process that makes an individual product different from its intended design. Even though the product may have been designed safely, a defect during production can render it unsafe for use.
These defects occur when there is a fundamental flaw in the product’s design, making it inherently dangerous or unsafe for its intended use. In such cases, all products of that design are potentially hazardous.
Marketing or Labeling Defects
Sometimes, products are not adequately labeled with proper warnings, instructions, or information about potential risks associated with their use. This can lead to liability if consumers are not adequately informed about the product’s potential dangers.
Who Can You Hold Liable in a Product Liability Claim?
In a product liability case, several parties along the supply chain may be held liable for injuries or damages caused by a defective product.
The specific parties who can be held responsible can vary depending on the circumstances, but typically, the following entities may be subject to liability:
- Manufacturer: The manufacturer of the product is often the primary party held liable in product liability cases. This includes both the company that assembled the product and any component manufacturers that supplied parts used in the product.
- Distributor or Wholesaler: Entities that distribute or wholesale the product may also be held liable if they were aware of a defect and failed to take appropriate action or if they were responsible for introducing the defect. Their level of liability may depend on the degree of control they had over the product’s quality and safety.
- Retailer: Retailers that sell the defective product to consumers can sometimes be held liable as well, particularly if they were aware of the product’s dangerous condition or failed to provide adequate warnings. However, retailers are typically considered less culpable than manufacturers and distributors.
- Designers and Engineers: In cases of design defects, the individuals or teams responsible for the product’s design may be held liable. This can include engineers, architects, and other design professionals who played a role in the product’s development.
- Testing Laboratories: If a product was tested by a third-party laboratory, and the laboratory failed to identify or report defects, you can hold it liable in some cases.
- Advertisers and Marketers: Entities responsible for the product’s marketing and advertising, including agencies and marketing departments, may be held liable if they made false or misleading claims or failed to provide adequate warnings about the product’s risks.
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Types of Damages in a Product Liability Case
In a product liability claim, damages refer to the financial compensation that an injured party (plaintiff) may be entitled to receive from the party responsible for the defective product (defendant). Damages are intended to compensate the plaintiff for the losses and harm they suffered due to the defective product. There are two main categories of damages in a product liability claim: compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Compensatory damages are designed to compensate the injured party for their actual losses and expenses resulting from the defective product. These damages are further divided into economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are quantifiable financial losses that the plaintiff has incurred as a direct result of the defective product. They may include medical expenses, lost income, reduced earning capacity, future lost income, and the repair and replacement of property damaged by the defective product, for example, if the case of a defective vehicle or auto part.
Non-economic damages are less tangible and include compensation for intangible losses and suffering. They may be compensated for the physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish experienced due to injuries caused by the defective product. If the plaintiff’s injuries have affected their relationship with a spouse or family member, this compensation can be sought for the loss of companionship, care, and support.
Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, are different from compensatory damages in that they are not intended to compensate the plaintiff for their losses. Instead, the primary purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for their wrongful conduct and deter similar misconduct in the future.
To receive punitive damages in a product liability case, the plaintiff typically needs to demonstrate that the defendant’s actions were particularly egregious, reckless, malicious, or intentional.
Contact a Marietta Product Liability Lawyer From The Champion Firm Today
You expect the products to be safe. But sometimes the products that make it to the consumer marketplace have design or manufacturing defects that make them unsafe. Or, manufacturers are aware of certain risks with their product but fail to warn consumers. If you or a loved one suffered harm from a dangerous product, you may hold those responsible through a product liability claim and recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
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