Manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers can be held liable when their products cause harm or death to an individual. These products can include vehicles, medications, health devices, machines, electronics, and even basic items of daily living. Liability may be established under a number of theories such as:
- A defect in the design of the product.
- A defect in manufacturing of the product.
- A defect in marketing of a product, or a failure to warn of risks associated with the product.
Depending upon the circumstances, a defendant in a products liability case may be held strictly liable for any damages resulting from the use of a product.
There are many potential defenses which can be raised in a products liability case including that the product was altered after it was manufactured or sold, or that the product was being used improperly. It is very important to seek legal advice from an attorney who is experienced with product liability law. Bergen & Bergen, P.C. has successfully resolved numerous product liability cases, and is familiar with the specific requirements for such cases under Georgia law. Please contact us at (912) 233-6600 if you or a loved one has been injured by a product.