Looking at the 21st Century, it is amazing to think about how far society and technology have come. One hundred years ago, we had few machines or technology impacting everyday life. Now things like automobiles, computers and home appliances impact the lives of just about everyone in Pittsburgh and throughout the country. As well designed and thought-out as these technologies and machines are, sometimes things go wrong. When they do go wrong, it can result in injury to the user.
If this is starting to sound familiar, you or someone you love may have been impacted by an injury that could be attributed to products liability. One specific area of injuries resulting from such liability are called manufacturing defects. These occur due to an error that happened when the product was being assembled. Although unintentional, these types of mistakes can have serious ramifications for consumers who use a product that has a manufacturing defect.
Manufacturing defects do happen and they can cause injury to the people that use the products that include such defects. The ‘smoking gun,’ so to speak, in products liability cases of manufacturing defects is the product that was improperly assembled. When examined, it will likely display the outward signs of failure or malfunction that could have caused the injury to the user.
A full investigation of any product suspected of malfunction is critical in cases of alleged products liability. Evidence can support suspicions of manufacturing defects, potentially proving them true. This can help victims recover for any losses suffered due to an injury caused by a manufacturing defect. Each case is different and will come with its own set of challenges, but people who are injured by a consumer product should understand their legal options.
Source: FindLaw, “Defects in Manufacturing,” Accessed Feb. 27, 2016