Every day, we use a wide range of products manufactured by different companies. At some point, you may find yourself injured as a result of using one of those products. If this should ever happen to you, it’s important to understand your rights under Massachusetts product liability law. Below is some information that may help.
Examples of Product Liability
Injury can result from the use of almost any product, and the type and extent of injury will vary. Examples of injury and product include:
- Shock or fire from electronic products
- Illness or death from use of medical equipment or drugs
- Illness or physical injury from household supplies
- Injury from a safety product’s failure
- Contamination or injury from toys
- Birth defects from use of food or health products
Keep in mind that these are only a few examples of some of the more common injuries from products. For further questions on what products fall under product liability, contact Tramontozzi Law
Causes of Injury from Use of Products
Illness, injury, or death related to product liability can be a result of a number of different things. This includes defective design, manufacturing mistakes, and failure to disclose proper operation and product maintenance.
- Defective Design – A design of a product may be flawed and cause injury to those who use it.
- Manufacturing Mistakes – A error may have occurred in the manufacturing process. For example, a part may not have been assembled properly, an incorrect part may have been used, or a substandard part may have been installed. For items that are ingested, perhaps an item was not stored or handled properly, leading to bacteria growth.
- Failure to Disclose – Most products come with instructions on how to properly operate and maintain it. Incorrect instructions or failure to warn consumers of a particular hazard may result in product liability.
Filing a Claim Against MA Product Liability Law
As with all accidents in the state of MA, there is a statute of limitations. If you are injured as a result of using a product, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. First and foremost, get prompt and adequate medical attention. Secondly, contact a Massachusetts product liability attorney. Your attorney can review the facts in your case and provide you with the proper guidance and support on how to take legal action. John Tramontozzi at Tramontozzi Law understands MA product liability law and how to best protect your rights. Contact him today for a free consultation.