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What is a defective product?

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 8:45 pm    

A defective product is a product (thing) which is unsafe for its intended use.  A product can be unsafe because it is lacking something necessary to make it safe or because it contains something which makes it unsafe.  For example, a power saw lacking an appropriate blade guard could be a defective product.  An automobile which contains an airbag that goes off at extremely low speeds could be a defective product.

Under PA law, if you have been injured as a result of a defective product, you may be able to bring a lawsuit to recover for your injuries.

I have been involved with numerous defective product cases including cases where someone has been killed as a result of defective product. Others have suffered severe injuries such as brain damage, loss of fingers, or even a limb.  These injuries are extremely complicated cases.  A successful personal injury lawsuit often depends upon the preservation of the product and other relevant evidence as well as an immediate inspection by the appropriate experts.  If you suspect an injury was caused by a defective or unsafe product, you should contact us immediately.