Becker & Becker: Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyers

Product Liability

Defective Products & Manufacturing Defects

There are two types of product liability claims. The first is for products that have a design defect. For example, this type of product was correctly assembled at the factory however it was designed and manufactured with a flaw. The second type occurs when the design is correct but there is a flaw in the manufacturing process. This is the scenario where one product in the assembly line has a defect while all of the others are fine.

Since products come in a variety of shapes and sizes, the claims can vary widely. Products liability claims can be for virtually any product that a consumer purchases, ranging form toys to industrial machines.

To present a claim of product liability, the victim must prove that the product was defective in some manner and that defect caused injury. Some examples of such instances are: food borne illness caused by the restaurant leaving the food out so that it spoiled or was not cooked thoroughly; improper design of the gas tank of a car causing the car to explode on impact; improper packaging so that the wrong medicine was placed in the prescription due to error; improper assembly of a bicycle by the seller so that the wheel comes off and a child is injured during use; and the failure to place adequate safety devices or grounds on industrial machines in the work place causing injury to the worker.

If you think you have been wrongfully injured by a product, contact the law offices of John F. Becker, LLC either by phone at (412) 765-3980 or email for a free consultation.