There is a certain expectation when you purchase a product that it works as advertised. When you buy a new refrigerator, you expect it will keep your produce cold and preserved. When your refrigerator catches on fire because of a manufacturing defect or failure to provide a warning of a certain step needed to install it, you are left at risk of injury.
Product liability is a subsection of personal injury that exists to protect your rights as a consumer. Nobody should be injured by a medical device or home appliance because of the manufacturer or marketer’s negligence. If you have fallen victim to a product liability case in Florida, look no further than the team of dedicated attorneys at McPherson & Thomas, P.A. We’ll help review the basics of your case and ensure you have the grounds to file a claim and get your rightfully deserved compensation.
3 Qualifiers That Make a Valid Product Liability Case
A valid product liability case comes from a variety of different factors. Three potential qualifiers include the following:
When a product is not properly labeled with the potential risks of use, the manufacturer may be found to have provided a negligent lack of warning. Failure to warn is a serious misstep in the manufacturing process and can result in the mismanagement or use of products. This can even be considered a full product or marketing defect, leaving the product faulty or defunct.
Without a warning label or statement made by the manufacturer or marketer, it is possible for users to attempt to use the product in an unforeseeable and unsafe manner, leaving them at risk of injury. Depending on the product and its intended use, mismanagement could result in severe injuries, such as burns, exposure to hazardous chemicals, and more.
Sometimes products simply do not work. For example, if you are receiving a medical transplant like a hip surgery and you receive a flawed device that actually exposes your blood to toxic chemicals, the company will recall the product, and you will be eligible to file a claim for your damages. Faulty products can sometimes be hard to identify, especially if you are unsure how the product should work.
Other examples of faulty products include prescription medications, medical equipment, faulty kitchen equipment, and even motor vehicles.
A product liability claim may be based on strict liability and/or negligence. When you have suffered injuries due to a faulty product or failure to warn, you are owed compensation for your damages.
Consult With a Compassionate Florida Product Liability Lawyer Today
Your attorney will work diligently to demonstrate these three qualifiers have been met and that you are owed compensation for your injuries. When you partner with McPherson & Thomas, P.A., you are partnering with a firm that possesses the compassion and skill set necessary to bring your claim to justice. We take a people-first approach to personal injury and will represent your claim with the care and attention it deserves.