Types of Product Defect-Injury Claims

by Heath Harte on Oct. 07, 2015

Consumer Rights Accident & Injury  Products Liability Accident & Injury  Personal Injury 

Summary: In this article, you will learn about the three different types of product defect-injury claims: Defectively Manufactured Products, Defectively Designed Products, Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings or Instructions

As Stamford and Westchester personal injury attorneys, the Law Offices of Heath D. Harte have

helped many clients with their defective product claims. If you have been injured by a product

defect, then consider the following:

The claims typically fall into three categories of product liability: (1) manufacturing defect; (2)

defective design; or (3) failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions about proper use of

the product.

Defectively Manufactured Products

One of the most obvious types of product liability is when the product was built incorrectly and

thus caused an injury. In these cases, the injury-causing product was somehow different from all

the other ones on the shelf. For example, a swing set with a cracked chain.

Defectively Designed Products

In this type of product liability, the product’s design is inherently dangerous or defective. These

defects do not come from anything in the manufacturing process, but rather an entire line of

products is inherently dangerous, regardless that the product was perfectly made according to

specifications. For example, a line of electric blankets that can electrocute the user when turned

on high.

Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings or Instructions

The final type of product liability claim is about the product’s proper use. Failure-to-warn claims

are a result of a danger of that is not obvious to the user or that requires special diligence. That

special diligence must be available to the consumer, otherwise the result could be injury.

Product liability cases can be complicated so if you have questions or concerns, click here or call

the CT and NY injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Heath D. Harte for a consultation. 800-928-


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