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Holding Manufacturers Accountable for Design Flaws

Our design defect attorneys understand that consumers expect the products they purchase to be safe and reliable. However, when a product has a design defect, innocent consumers can suffer serious injuries and financial losses. Our experienced team of product liability attorneys is dedicated to helping victims of design defects seek justice and compensation from negligent manufacturers.

What Are Design Defects?

A design defect is a fundamental flaw in the product’s design that renders it unsafe for its intended use. Unlike manufacturing defects that occur during the production process, design defects are inherent in the product from the outset. These defects can lead to accidents, injuries, or even fatalities for consumers who use the product as intended.

Design defects compromise the safety of the product, making it more likely to cause harm or injuries to consumers. These defects may be present in various consumer goods, including but not limited to:

  • Automobiles and automotive components
  • Electronics and electrical appliances
  • Children’s toys and recreational equipment
  • Medical devices and pharmaceuticals
  • Household appliances and tools
  • Industrial machinery and equipment

Types of Injuries Caused by Design Defects

When a product has a design defect, it can lead to a wide range of injuries, some of which can be severe or life-threatening. The types of injuries resulting from design defects can vary depending on the nature of the product and the specific flaw in its design. Common injuries associated with design defects include:

1. Traumatic Injuries:

Design defects in automobiles, bicycles, or sporting equipment can lead to accidents resulting in traumatic injuries such as fractures, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and lacerations.

2. Burns and Electrocution:

Electrical appliances or devices with design defects can malfunction, causing electrical fires, explosions, or electric shocks that lead to severe burns and electrocution injuries.

3. Choking and Suffocation:

Design defects in children’s toys or small product components may pose choking hazards, especially for young children who may swallow or inhale small parts.

4. Defective Medical Devices:

Medical devices with design defects can fail to perform as intended, leading to complications, infections, or other adverse health effects for patients relying on their proper functioning.

5. Allergic Reactions and Toxic Exposure:

Design defects in pharmaceutical products or cosmetics may lead to allergic reactions, skin irritations, or even toxic exposure, causing serious health issues.

6. Structural Failures:

Design defects in buildings, bridges, or other structural components can result in collapses or failures, leading to significant property damage and potential injuries to occupants.

7. Malfunctioning Machinery:

Design defects in industrial machinery can cause accidents in workplaces, resulting in crush injuries, amputations, or other serious harm to workers.

8. Defective Safety Features:

Products like car seats, helmets, or safety harnesses with design defects may fail to provide adequate protection during accidents, leading to more severe injuries.

It is essential to recognize that design defects can have far-reaching consequences for individuals and families affected by these injuries. Victims may endure physical pain, emotional suffering, and financial burdens such as medical expenses and lost wages.

Proving Design Defects in Product Liability Cases

Successfully litigating design defect cases requires a thorough understanding of product liability laws and the ability to prove the following elements:

1. Defective Design:

We will work with expert witnesses, engineers, and industry professionals to analyze the product’s design thoroughly. Our team will demonstrate how the design deviates from acceptable industry standards and how it poses an unreasonable risk to consumers.

2. Foreseeable Risks:

We will establish that the manufacturer should have foreseen the risks associated with the defective design. This involves presenting evidence of prior accidents, complaints, or industry knowledge that indicates the potential harm posed by the product.

3. Safer Alternative Design:

Our skilled attorneys will propose an alternative design that would have made the product safe for consumers while preserving its intended functionality. This step is crucial in proving that the design defect was the cause of the injury or harm suffered.

Seeking Compensation for Design Defects

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a design defect in a product, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Emotional distress

Our product liability team will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a design defect in a product, don’t hesitate to seek legal representation. Contact the Leonard Injury Firm today for a free consultation with one of our experienced product liability attorneys. Let us fight for your rights and hold negligent manufacturers accountable for their actions.

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