Under New York law, manufacturers must properly design and thoroughly test their products to ensure they will not cause harm to the user. If a product has the potential to pose a risk to the user, the manufacturer must include proper warning labels and instructions to warn consumers of the hazard and to minimize the risk of injury. A product which causes the user unreasonable bodily harm due to a defect is considered a defective product, and may allow the injured consumer the opportunity to pursue legal recourse against the manufacturer or other entities responsible for the defective product.
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Types of Defective Products in New York
There are many products that can lead to an injury or death. Potential defective products that could cause serious injuries and death include:
- Car parts
- Children's toys
- Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
- Medical devices
- Household appliances
Consequences of Defective Products
Defective and dangerous products, such as those listed above, have the ability to cause serious harm. Brain damage, burns and other injuries caused by defective products may require costly medical care, which can be difficult to fund if the individual is unable to work. Additionally, consumers who have been injured by defective products in New York may be unable to care for themselves, perform simple daily activities, or partake in activities they once enjoyed. However, these people have legal rights that may allow them to sue the manufacturer, seller, or designer.
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, it's important to retain the product which caused the injury, as well as any packaging, warning labels or instructions. Keeping the potentially defective product will make it easier to prove the type of defect that caused your injuries. An experienced defective product attorney can then advise you on how to proceed. To contact a lawyer today about your claim, complete our FREE, no risk case evaluation form.