Three Types of Product Defects for Product Liability Lawsuits

There are three types of product defects that can result in product liability cases: Design defects, Manufacturing defects, and Marketing defects.

When a product is defective and causes an injury, there are three types of defects possible.

1) Design Defect: This basically means the whole product was designed poorly or not properly tested, in which case all the products will likely be defective and dangerous.

2) Manufacturing Defect: The product was designed fine, but the error or dangerous aspect was introduced during the making of the product. Often not all the products will be dangerous, just those with the problem caused during manufacturing.

3) Marketing Defect: The name of this is a little misleading because the problem may not be contained within the scope of what most people consider marketing. Instead, this defect is often seen in the warnings and instructions included with a product - if the manufacturer fails to provide proper warning labels or clear instructions to help consumers avoid injuries they can be held liable.

Many products are defective buy may not cause injuries. Many injuries caused by products may be the result of user error and not a defect. But if you have been injured by a product and believe it may have been caused by one ht of three product defects you read above, you should contact a personal injury attorney in your state to help you through the claims process.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication at the time it was written. It is not intended to provide legal advice or suggest a guaranteed outcome as individual situations will differ and the law may have changed since publication. Readers considering legal action should consult with an experienced lawyer to understand current laws they may affect a case. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.

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