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Dangerous & Defective Products

A person injured as the result of using a product manufactured or marketed in a defective or dangerous way may have a claim against the manufacturer or distributors of the product.  Product manufacturers are held to a standard known as strict liability which means that the injured person need not prove negligence or intentional wrongdoing on the part of the manufacturer.  Demonstrating that the product is defective in some way which resulted in an injury is sufficient to win the case.  Products that have been found to be defective include consumer products such as appliances, children’s clothing and toys.  Other, highly publicized claims against product manufacturers include automobiles, airbags, tires and certain medical devices.  If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of an unsafe product, you should speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following the accident.  To learn more, visit our section on Dangerous and Defective Products.

Cornell University Law School – Products Liability Law

An Overview of Product Liability