What is a Defective Product?

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May 19, 2016
Colson Hicks Eidson

Miami Product Liability Attorney Explains the Types of Design and Manufacturing Defects

Despite the efforts of government and private organizations to ensure the quality and safety of consumer products, including but not limited to the FDA, people continue to be injured by unsafe products. These products can be anything from machines to vehicles to defective drugs. In this video, Miami defective product attorney Julie Kane explains the shortcomings of product design and lists examples of defective product injury cases that our law firm has handled in the past.

Our defective product attorneys offer legal aid for victims of unsafe consumer products near Miami and are equipped to handle defective product cases nationwide.

Video Transcription:

Well, you’d like to think that no consumer products are potentially dangerous. By the time things get sold to consumers in the United States, either they should be designed to be safe or they should be designed with warnings specific to prevent a consumer from using them in a way that will hurt the consumer. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. There are all kinds of drugs and medical device products that prove to be defective under the product liability theory. There are other products that turn out to be defective in certain situations and we’ve handled a number of cases involving a bunch of different types of products that have been proven to be defective and unreasonably dangerous. Here at Colson Hicks Eidson, we’ve handled cases involving boats that had defective components that caused people harm, we’ve handled cases involving jet skis that had defective components and caused people harm. I have personally handled cases involving scuba tanks that have exploded because of a defective metallurgical condition. We have cases involving motorcycle handlebars that failed because their metallurgy and the way that they were molded together isn’t quite safe enough and it fails on the road allowing someone to be harmed. There are all kinds of consumer products. One case that we’ve handled in the office involved a flower cutting machine and it didn’t have the proper guarding, so the person using the machine ended up losing fingers because the machine wasn’t designed in a way to protect the person using it. And those things happen. When they happen, you should consult an attorney.

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