Dangerous and Defective Product Cases

Michigan product liability lawyers handle products liability cases for people injured by dangerous products and defective products.  When products are poorly designed, badly manufactured, or improperly installed, serious injuries or death can result. Almost everything we purchase, excluding houses, vehicles, and heavy-duty equipment is a consumer product. Manufacturers and retailers are obligated to ensure that products they sell to the public are safe. If a defective consumer product causes injury to a person, the manufacturer and all those directly responsible for introducing the product to the public may be liable for the resulting damages.

A defect is an imperfection that renders a product unsafe for its intended or reasonably foreseeable uses. There are three general kinds of defects: design defects, manufacturing defects, and warning defects. When and entire product line is inadequately planned, such that it poses unreasonable risks to consumers, a design defect is present. When the design is defective, even products perfectly manufactured are defective. A production or manufacturing defect, on the other hand, arises when a sound design plan is not followed and the product is improperly manufactured.

A defective product is a one that is responsible for damage or injury to a person as a result of some defect in the product itself, its labeling or in the way that the product is used. The manufacturer or the person who sold the product to you may be held liable. A product may not be deemed defective if it is used by the consumer in an unreasonable manner or in a fashion that is in conflict with its designed purpose. Recently, lawsuits have been brought against manufacturers of riding lawn mowers, tires, car seats, space heaters, water heaters, pressure cookers, and table saws, among others.  Recently, millions of children’s toys made in China have been recalled because they contain lead paint hazards. 

Other lawsuits filed by Michigan product liability lawyers for dangerous consumer products include:

  • Medical devices, like defribilators
  • Tools
  • seat belts
  • Airbags
  • Playground equipment
  • Cribs
  • Curling irons
  • Toys, often involving choking hazards
  • Flammable clothing, like children’s pajamas
  • Helmets, for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and football
  • Household products, like drain cleaners

The present Michigan Product Liability Act requires proof that the product was unreasonably dangerous at the time it left the manufacturer’s control, and a practical and technically feasible alternative design was available at the time of production. The Michigan Product Liability Act dramatically impacts all Michigan defective product claims. 

Michigan product liability lawyers regularly handle cases for buyers, users, and even bystanders for damages or injuries suffered caused by defects in goods purchased because a manufacturer can be held liable if the product in question has a defective condition that makes it unreasonably dangerous to the user or consumer.  The injuries caused by defective products range from brain injuries to loss of limbs to death.

You may be able to recover damages to cover your medical bills, time lost from work and any property damage that was caused by the defective product; pain and suffering (damages for the pain that you endured as a result of your injury); and even punitive damages (if the defendants’ conduct was so egregious the courts may award damages that punish the defendant).  If you've been injured or become ill due to a product defect, contact a Michigan product liability attorney right away.

Due to the complexities involved in Michigan dangerous defective product injury cases, you should contact the Michigan products liability injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. to see if you have a case.



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