When manufacturers prioritize profits and deadlines over quality products, mistakes can happen very easily. And when those mistakes cause trouble, it’s not the manufacturer who suffers - it’s the innocent consumer.
Product liability claims arise when a person is injured by a defective or otherwise dangerous product. In Massachusetts, products liability claims are viable only if the resulting injury stems directly from a manufacturing defect. Morgan & Morgan attorneys in Boston have experience with these claims, and may be able to help you as well.
Defective products or drugs can lead to considerable financial loss, serious injury, and even death. If you or a loved one is dealing with the fallout of an injury caused by a defective product, you may have more options than you realize. To learn more, contact Morgan & Morgan for a free case evaluation.
Types of Product Liability Claims
Chapter 93A of Massachusetts law regulates business practices for consumer protection. If you have a product liability claim, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help you pursue it for compensation. Product liability claims generally fall into one of four main categories described below: defectively manufactured products, defectively engineered products, marketing defects, and failure to warn or instruct.
Defectively Manufactured Product: A defectively manufactured product is one which contains a flaw not in its blueprint design, but rather in its individualized manufacturing. In other words, the defective product is different from the other ones on the shelf due to a unique error in its production. As with any Massachusetts product liability case, persons wishing to file a claim involving a defectively manufactured product must be able to show that there was a defect, that the defect caused their injuries, and that their own negligence did not play a part.
Defectively Designed Product: Defectively designed products are those with inherently dangerous or defective design models. Unlike defectively manufactured products, in which only singular instances of the product are faulty, products with a design defect contain an error in their engineering or blueprints. In these cases, the entire line of products is defective and/or dangerous.
Marketing Defects: Marketing defects claims typically involve products that have been falsely or incorrectly advertised. Most commonly, these types of claims are filed against pharmaceutical companies who advertise that a drug or medical product can be used in an unapproved and dangerous function, or a company that claims its product is safe when they are aware that it is not.
Failure to Warn or Instruct: Claims concerning the failure to warn or instruct are typically filed against manufacturing companies that neglect to provide adequate warnings, instructions or any otherwise necessary information about a product which deviates from the commonly marketed model. If the average customer believes a product should behave a certain way and it does not, the manufacturer has a responsibility to notify the customers of the difference to avoid problems.
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Morgan & Morgan attorneys understand the ins and outs of product liability cases, the little details and complexities that can make or break a case. Although past success cannot guarantee future outcomes, we’ve helped clients nationwide receive millions in compensation, and we may be able to help you as well. For more information, fill out our free, no-obligation case review form and we will evaluate your case.