California Defective Products Burn Injury Lawyer

Each year thousands of products are recalled due to inferior performance, poor quality, faulty designs, and other defects. Often times, these products cause serious injury – such as burns – to consumers.  When manufacturers fail to take responsibility for products that do not perform as promised or advertised, consumers must either repair the product at their own expense or buy a new one. Fortunately, there are multiple remedies under the law for consumers to hold manufacturers accountable.

A defective product is any product that causes injury to a person due to faulty labeling, a design defect or defective manufacturing. Generally the law that governs defective products is referred to as product liability. This area of law refers to the responsibility held by the manufacturer, designer, distributor, or retailer of any consumer product to ensure that it does not cause harm to the consumer.

When a consumer sustains an injury due to a defective product, a number of parties can be held liable for releasing a product that they knew or should have known posed a risk to users. The jurisdiction in which the product liability case is filed will determine the liability of those involved in the chain of commerce as the defective product passes from the manufacturer to the consumer. A person or company can be held liable for a number of products ranging from faulty medical devices to foods which cause food poisoning.

The three primary categories of product defects in California include design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects.

  • Design defects – defects of this nature are present in the product from the beginning, even before it is manufactured. It is a flaw in the original blueprint of a product which causes it to be unreasonably dangerous and creates a hazard for potential users. This type of defect will typically be found in all of the manufactured products.
  • Manufacturer defects – defects of this type result from some abnormality in the manufacturing process and are more of a statistical exception in the manufacturing or assembly than the norm for that particular product. Based on the theory of strict liability, a manufacturer is liable for any manufacturing defects that occur as a result of faulty construction, regardless of whether they took care throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Marketing defects – defects of flaws in the way the product is marketed like improper labeling, insufficient instructions or inadequate safety warnings.

Burn injuries can often be caused by defective products. The attorneys at the Liljegren Law Group have handled many products liability cases involving burn injuries caused by defective products. Burn injuries are among the most painful type of injury anyone can endure. They can require multiple surgeries, including plastic surgery. Types of burn injuries include:

  • Thermal burns from hot objects
  • Scalds from hot liquids
  • Chemical burns and associated fumes from caustic chemicals and combinations of chemicals
  • Explosions can occur in car accidents, construction site accidents and in industrial settings as well as at home
  • Electrical burns from defective products or failure to follow proper lockout procedures

If you or a loved one has sustained a burn injury caused by a defective product in California our attorneys can help. Our experienced burn injury lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlement and verdicts for people who have sustained serious burn injuries and other types of injuries in their accidents. Our California burn injury attorneys can answer your questions and offer guidance in the wake of these life-changing injuries. Because these cases sometimes involve an injured consumer fighting a large corporation, or require considerable investigation into the cause of the incident, it is critical to involve personal injury attorneys who are experienced in burn cases. Contact the Liljegren Law Group today at 866.613.9906 for a free legal consultation.

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