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Defective Products – Failure to Warn

Winning a successful defective products claim can be very complex when the defect is not necessarily in the design or the production of the product in question, but in the marketing and promotion of the item.

The fact is that some products are inherently dangerous. Chainsaws, electric heaters and many painkillers are in and of themselves very dangerous products sold in the retail space every day, but if the manufacturer does not take ample steps to ensure that the consumer is made aware of their inherent dangers, they and other arms of the distribution chain could be on the hook for defective products personal injury damages.

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Defective Products – Manufacturing Defects

When defective products cause injury the injured party is often entitled to compensation from the responsible party. Whether that responsible party is the manufacturer, or the distributor, the seller or the marketing company that promoted its use, the fact is there is a responsibility on the part of anyone in the chain of distribution for commercial products to protect the consumer public where necessary.

If you have been injured by a defective product, it is very important that you personal injury claim be based on the appropriate legal theory. If not, while you may be entitled to compensation, you may have a great bit of difficulty in recovering it.

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Defective Products Personal Injury – Understanding Responsibility

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Defective products personal injury claims can prove quite confusing for the average consumer today. Understanding the manufacturer's responsibility in providing consumer products to the buying public is often key in helping to determine if you have a valid defective products claim.

Also, understanding that the manufacturer may not be the only responsible party when a product causes undo harm or injury is very important. Knowing who is involved in the chain of custody from manufacturer to retailer and what each role's responsibility to the consumer is may be the first step to identifying responsible parties in a defective products claim.

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Product Liability: Who to Sue?

When a person is injured as a result of a product that is defective or whose design poses a danger, identifying all parties that may be liable for your injury is not always the easiest thing. Yet it is extremely important that each party responsible for that product’s availability in the market place be identified because doing so increases your chances for full recovery of damages in a personal injury claim.

Essentially, all parties within the chain of distribution may be considered responsible for any injuries that product poses. So any person or entity that participates in getting the product from manufacture to distribution to consumers may be fair game when considering a defective products case.

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