Learn about product liability laws, which govern how someone injured by a dangerous or defective product is compensated.
Product Liability Claims - Legal Overview
If you've been injured by a dangerous or defective product, here are the legal elements you'd need to prove in order to get compensation.
Strict Product Liability Laws
"Strict liability" rules govern most legal claims for injury caused by dangerous or defective products. We explain the concept here.
Defenses in a Product Liability Lawsuit
Learn about the ways a seller or manufacturer would try to avoid legal liability for injuries caused by a defective or dangerous product.
Do Disclaimers Prevent Product Liability Claims?
If you're injured by a dangerous or defective product, can a disclaimer prevent you from a successful injury claim?
How a Recall Affects a Defective Product Injury Claim
A recall may serve as evidence in a product liability case, but it doesn't prove or disprove manufacturer liability on it's own.
Breach of Warranty in a Defective Product Case
Here's how a warranty (express or implied) can affect your defective or dangerous product injury case.
"Failure to Warn" in a Defective Product Case
If a manufacturer fails to adequately warn of potential dangers of its products' use, it may be liable for any resulting injuries.
Defective Product Claims Involving Medical Devices
When a patient is injured by a defective medical device, a product liability claim may be made against the manufacturers or sellers of the device. Read on to learn more.
Product Liability Lawsuits for Choking Hazards
These types of product liability claims are usually brought by parents whose child choked on a toy, but adults can file a lawsuit for an injury to themselves as well.
Types of Liability & Injury Lawsuits for Food Poisoning
Learn about the different legal theories under which a business could be held liable (and sued) for food poisoning.
Pharmaceutical Injury Cases: The Generic Drug Liability Problem
A recent Supreme Court decision protects generic drug manufacturers from product liability claims.
Lawsuit for Defective Breast Implants: Who's Liable?
If someone is harmed due to a faulty breast implant, a lawsuit may be filed against the manufacturer - or less often, against the plastic surgeon.
Difference Between FDA Class I, II, and III Recalls
The three classes of FDA product recalls are ordered by the degree of risk of injury to the public.