Product Liability

Mr. Distasio discusses injuries caused by defective products and other’s misuse of those products.

Information on Product Liability Laws

Product liability law is an area of law that provides for compensation when someone is injured by a defective product.  Generally, a personal injury lawyer has to prove the product was unreasonably dangerous, was negligently designed, negligently manufactured, or did not have proper warnings.

  • Defective products can come in many types
  • Defective industrial machines, consumer products like automobiles and toys
  • Defective medical devices
  • Defective drugs

Even if the operator of the device was negligent, the manufacturer may still bear some of the responsibility.  Manufacturers have the duty to foresee reasonable misuses of a product and design it to be safe when it is misused.