Stuart Products Liability Attorney
Products liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product. Products containing inherent defects that cause harm to a consumer of the product, or someone to whom the product was loaned, given, etc., are the subjects of products liability suits.
Products liability claims can be based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty of fitness depending on the jurisdiction within which the claim is based.
In any jurisdiction one must prove that the product is defective.
Virtually all products fall within the purview of product liability law, including:
- Appliances (household and commercial)
- Children's toys
- Implants and Prosthetics
- Medical Devices
- Power Tools
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 200 product recalls every year. A product recall occurs when a manufacturer urges the public to return the product sold, typically for a refund, because the manufacturer believes that there is something wrong (or potentially wrong) with the item. The vast majority of recalls include appliances
- Electronic / electrical
- Children's products
- Sports / Exercise Equipment
Injuries due to defective consumer products can result in permanent disability and life-altering damages, including death.
We have represented individuals who were harmed by products that were designed or produced in an unsafe or unreasonably dangerous manner. In many cases, the products failed to perform as the manufacturer intended. In other cases, the products failed to be accompanied by warnings sufficient to notify a consumer about a hidden characteristic of the product that is dangerous. When a product is defective in one or more of these ways and a consumer is injured, the manufacturer may be liable.
Several factors may be at fault for a defective product that injures a consumer. Not only the manufacturer may be subject to liability; others who might be liable are regional distributor, wholesaler, local retailer, or general contractor, may also be at fault for the sale or use of the product.
If you or a loved one were injured by a dangerous product, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Contact the Law Offices of Glenn J. Webber @ (772) 287-5600 or fill out our online for here.