Blume Goldfaden NJ defective product lawyers have decades of experience in handling hundreds of product liability cases. We can determine if injuries were due to a product being potentially hazardous, whether there was inadequate protection against those hazards, or, if the injuries were caused by other deficiencies in design, manufacture, distribution, and/or in the instructions and warnings provided to the user and consumer.
While we use them routinely every day, there are a wide range of products, such as power tools, ovens, water heaters, industrial machines, automotive products, and medications that can all cause serious harm if they are designed, manufactured or distributed improperly. The same may be said of products which are seemingly innocuous; those which we tend to think of as harmless (e.g., perfumes, clothing, paint, food, etc.) In addition, the way in which a consumer is instructed in how to use a particular product can affect its potential to cause harm. The bottom line is: a manufacturer has a duty to put safe products into the stream of commerce for consumers and workers to use.
As a general rule of thumb, a manufacturer has a duty to design a safe product (e.g., lead-free paint on a childís toy, or, toxin-free foods). If a product can not be designed 100% safely, then a manufacturer has a duty to guard or protect against that aspect of the product that is dangerous (e.g., a machine guard, or, air bags). If a productís dangerous propensity can not be adequately guarded, then a manufacturer has an obligation to provide clear instructions and warnings as to its use (e.g., handgun, or, fireworks).
When a product has defects in its design manufacture, distribution, or, in the instructions and warnings to the user, those defects and deficiencies may result in foreseeable injury.
For everything from medications, to chainsaws, automotive products, bicycles, toaster ovens and cleaning fluids, the designers, manufacturers and distributors of products, must ensure that consumers and workers are sufficiently protected from being injured by the products’ use. Employers must also not intentionally utilize potentially harmful products to ensure that their employees are protected.
A failure to properly protect a product’s user from harm, or a failure to properly warn a consumer of potential dangers inherent in the nature and use of a product, may constitute product liability.
Blume Goldfadenís attorneys have extensive experience in handling hundreds of New Jersey product liability cases. We work with engineers and human factors experts to determine if injuries were caused by a productís potential dangers, inadequate protection against such hazards, or by other deficiencies in design, manufacture, distribution, and instruction to the consumer. Contact us for a consultation at no cost to you.
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