I have represented clients throughout Indiana who have been injured by dangerously defective products. Each year, however, many consumers suffer serious injuries and death from wide range of defectively dangerous products including everything from automobiles, toys, furniture, and paint products to medical devices, medications, pharmaceuticals, and food products. When a person suffers harm because of a defective product, he or she may bring a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or supplier of the product to recover money damages for physical injuries, emotional distress, and associated economic losses, such as medical bills and lost wages. Additionally, a victim may also be able to recover punitive damages where the manufacturer or supplier acted with “flagrant disregard” for the safety of consumers. Some of the theories used against the manufacturers and suppliers are:
- A design defect-there is some inherent flaw in the design of a product that makes it dangerously defective.
- Manufacturing defects-occur when there is some error or mistake made during the manufacturing process that causes one of the products or one batch of the products to be dangerously defective.
- Failure to Warn- Manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers of foreseeable non-obvious risks associated with the use or foreseeable misuse of a product. Where a manufacturer, or sometimes a supplier, fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions, a consumer who is harmed may bring a products liability claim to recover money damages for his or her injuries and pain and suffering, as well as resulting economic losses.
- Warranty Claims- A manufacturer may also be liable for harm caused by a product where the product fails to conform to any representations or warranties the manufacturer made about the product.
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