The most common claims are based on manufacturing defects. In these cases, the designs are safe, but something occurs during the manufacturing process to make the products unsafe. A product has a manufacturing defect if it does not adhere to its design and doesn’t perform as safely as its design called for.
Most marketing defect cases involve manufacturers that fail to warn the public about an inherent danger of their products. These types of claims often arise from cases involving prescription medications. It is important to note that the duty to warn does not extend to every possible risk. Instead, the manufacturers’ duties to warn extend to those risks that reasonably should have been known based on the prevailing knowledge.
It is important to note that strict liability claims are not simple cases to win. There are exceptions to strict liability, and companies often have defense lawyers who aggressively defend against these types of claims. The product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig L. Cook are experienced in handling these types of cases, and we are able to anticipate the defenses that might be raised so that we can counter them.
When we accept cases involving defect products, we take time to learn all that we need to know about the product and its industry. We may consult experts when we review the design and manufacturing process. This helps us build strong cases that show liability for our clients, which we can then use to seek fair settlements on their behalf.
In a product liability claim, there may be multiple parties that are liable. Every entity that is involved in the chain of distribution may be potentially liable. This includes the designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer. Your product liability attorney will work to identify all of the parties that should be named as defendants to your lawsuit so that you might recover all of the compensation to which you are entitled.
At the Law Offices of Craig L. Cook, we offer free consultations with a product liability attorney so that you can learn more about your potential claim.