Manufacturing Defect Lawsuits
Many products are designed to work as intended and are proven to be safe for consumers, yet a manufacturing error can make them dangerous. Unlike dangerous design defects which make all products with the same design a risk, manufacturing defects only impact those with flaws created during the manufacturing process. When a consumer is seriously injured from using a product with a manufacturing defect, they may have the right to sue for compensation for their injuries.
Most products are mass-produced, with many on an assembly line with thousands of similar products made every day. Manufacturers are expected to monitor for quality to ensure that products are meeting the safety and design standards expected. However, a glitch in equipment or poor-quality materials can cause an error to occur that impacts the safety of the product. If not caught at the manufacturing plant, these products can be released for sale and put consumers at risk of injury.
Proving a Manufacturing Defect Claim
All defective product personal injury cases must prove the product was defective, and using it as intended caused an injury. For manufacturing defect claims, it is important to show that the consumer used the product as it was designed, but a defect in the product that occurred during manufacturing caused an injury. For example, a coffee maker that causes electrical shock due to wiring left exposed during the manufacturing process is a manufacturing defect. If the person is pouring water into the coffee maker as intended and is seriously injured from an electrical shock from exposed wiring, they may have the elements of a successful manufacturing defect lawsuit.
At Conley Griggs Partin LLP, we represent clients that have been seriously injured due to manufacturing defects and other product liability issues. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation if you have been injured due to a defective product.