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MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEYS

Companies that make and sell products are responsible for ensuring that they are reasonably safe if used properly. Giving injured victims the ability to sue for damages deters companies that might otherwise cut corners and release products they know are unsafe. Companies can be held liable for many types of dangerous products including faulty medical devices, food poisoning and toys that create choking hazards. Deadlines can be short and evidence can be destroyed, so you should call an experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island product liability attorney as soon as you suspect you’ve been harmed by a product. The Botelho Law Group is the top product liability attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

Manufacturing Defects

When factories make mistakes that cause products to be defective and unsafe, it’s called a manufacturing defect. Mistakes during production may impact only a small number of products produced at the factory or all products after a change in methods or a breakdown in the production process occurred. When a company becomes aware of a manufacturing defect, the proper procedure is to recall the product, notifying all consumers that have purchased about the defect and offering to refund the purchase price, replace or repair the problem. Manufacturers are strictly liable for the products they produce, which means that they are responsible for the harm they cause even if they take all reasonable safety precautions while producing the product.

Design Defects

Designs defects are flaws in the concept of the product itself, making it dangerous when produced as intended. There are three questions courts ask to determine whether a manufacturer is liable for a design defect:

  • Was the plan for the product unreasonably dangerous?
  • Was it possible for the manufacturer to anticipate how the product could hurt a consumer?
  • Was it possible, and economically feasible, to design the product to make it safer?

For example, a toy is designed with a sharp piece protruding that is causing children to be injured. When looking at the original design, the sharp piece protruding is clearly depicted and the hard material that will be used is described. The piece could have easily been made with a blunt edge and/or from a softer material, without any additional cost. This scenario would give rise to a product liability case, but each set of facts is different. If you, or your child, has been injured by a defective product, it’s important to call an experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island product liability attorney to discuss your case. The Botelho Law Group is the top product liability attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

Failure To Warn

Some products are perfectly safe when used properly, but can be extremely dangerous under other circumstances. Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products are properly labeled with instructions for use and warnings about improper use. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recommends that warning labels should do the following:

  • Provide information about existing hazards;
  • Provide information about the severity of the risk that is taken by using the particular product;
  • Provide information the hazard itself and
  • Instruct about how to avoid the hazard.

The visibility of the warning label should have a connection to the risk of harm that’s likely to occur. For example, rat poison is appropriately labeled with a huge skull and crossbones as tremendous harm could result from ingestion. If you believe you’ve been harmed by a product that was not properly labeled, you should call an experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island product liability attorney. The Botelho Law Group is the top product liability attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Product Liability Attorney

Product liability cases are complex and litigation is usually required to obtain compensation for victims. Companies that produce dangerous products will do everything possible to cover up their misdeeds so it’s important to hire an experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island product liability attorney to take them on. The Botelho Law Group is the top product liability attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

 

Joseph F. Botelho, Esq.
BOTELHO LAW GROUP
Attorneys At Law

901 Eastern Ave.
Unit 2
Fall River, MA 02723
Office:  888-269-0688

https://www.botelholawgroup.com/