What is Products Liability?
If you buy a brand new car with brand new tires, and you’re driving straight down
the highway, and suddenly the tread on your tire falls right off. If you have a medical problem that requires surgery with some sort of implant,, like a hip replacement, and the implant is so poorly designed and manufactured that it falls apart in 3 years. Or you are prescribed medicine by your doctor that causes severe adverse effects that the pharmaceutical company knew about when they marketed it to your doctor but failed to warn him or her about those dangers. These are all examples of Products Liability cases. You, the consumer, are entitled to expect that the products you buy are safe for their intended uses. Whenever you purchase a product and, through no fault of your own, it is defective and causes an injury to you or someone else, then the law can hold not only the manufacturer of the defective product responsible, but also the company or companies that designed it, distributed, sold, or furnished the product.