Massachusetts manufacturers, distributors and sellers are required to ensure their products are safe for public use. Failure to fulfill this duty can result in serious consequences if a consumer is injured or killed by a defective product. The liable party may become responsible for medical bills, lost wages and other damages related to the defective product injury. If you or a loved one was injured by a defective product, you may be able to pursue a product liability lawsuit. Contact our Boston defective product attorneys today for a free legal consultation.
Although any type of product can be deemed defective, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission most commonly receives injury reports from the following types of products:
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, fill out our free case review form to speak with a Massachusetts product liability attorney.
Massachusetts product liability law covers three types of product defects: marketing defects, manufacturing errors and flawed product designs. Each of these product defects can be further explained below.
Marketing Defect: Manufacturers have a responsibility to alert consumers to any hazards associated with their product. When failure to include proper warnings or instructions leads to an injury or death, the manufacturer can be held liable through a product liability lawsuit.
Manufacturing Error: This type of product defect occurs when a product is manufactured differently than its intended design. For instance, the manufacturer may use an improper material or fail to assign a quality control team to inspect the product. An example of a product with a manufacturing error would be a three-legged chair that was designed to have four legs.
Flawed product design: This type of product defect is inherent in the product itself. The design of the product makes the item unsafe for public use. This type of product defect appears prior to the manufacturing process. For instance, a toy that has removable magnets which could be swallowed may be an example of a product with a flawed design.
The Shepard Law Firm represents consumers who were injured by defective products. Our Boston defective product lawyers have years of experience fighting on the behalf of Massachusetts residents who were injured by defective products and are dedicated to ensuring manufacturers are responsible for the side effects of their products. If you or a loved one was hurt by a defective product, contact our Boston defective product lawyers today.