We use and are surrounded by commercial products every day. Sometimes these products can be faulty and lead to severe injuries to consumers. In Indianapolis, you can file a product liability claim to recover the damages, pain and suffering, and other losses that a faulty product may have caused. The Indiana Products Liability Act, commonly known as “the Act,” governs all product liability cases and defines what constitutes a defective product.
A manufacturing defect is defined as a properly designed product but left the manufacturer in a faulty manner or other condition than intended. For example, during the manufacturing process of an over-the-counter medication, it was infected with an incorrect ingredient. The medicine could cause major harm to anyone who consumed it due to unintentional contamination.
A design defect is when a product fails to work as safely as a reasonable person would expect, even when used as intended. This is because the design of the product itself is inherently unsafe, such as a crib with bars that are too far apart that could allow an infant to fall through.
Failure to Warn
Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to warn users about the risks that come with using their products. If they fail to do so, it constitutes as a failure to warn. For example, if someone ingested harmful chemicals after microwaving a food container because the packaging failed to warn consumers that it was not microwave-safe.
Consequences of Defective Products
Damages caused by a defective product can be physical, emotional, temporary, or permanent. Injuries caused by defective products include but are not limited to;
- Broken bones
- Organ failure
- Wrongful death
Filing a product liability claim can help you establish negligence and help you recover economic and non-economic damages.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer Today
The skilled and knowledgeable lawyers at Yosha, Cook & Tisch have years of experience handling product liability claims. We understand the importance and care needed to help you or a loved one injured by a defective product. Our firm could fight endlessly for you and your family to receive the compensation and justice you deserve. If you are looking for legal assistance to help you file a product liability claim, visit our firm today.