As consumers, we expect the products we purchase to be safe and work properly. We trust manufacturers will issue effective warnings for their products, as well as instructions on how to use them correctly and safely. However, at times products sold that are not properly designed or manufactured or contain inadequate warnings. Often times these failures lead to injuries to consumers. If you or someone you love has been injured by a Dangerous or Defective Product, you may be entitled to significant damages.
Michigan’s Product Liability Law
“In a product liability action brought against a manufacturer or seller for harm allegedly caused by a production defect, the manufacturer or seller is not liable unless the plaintiff establishes that the product was not reasonably safe at the time the specific unit of the product left the control of the manufacturer or seller and that, according to generally accepted production practices at the time the specific unit of the product left the control of the manufacturer or seller, a practical and technically feasible alternative production practice was available that would have prevented the harm without significantly impairing the usefulness or desirability of the product to users and without creating equal or greater risk of harm to others. An alternative production practice is practical and feasible only if the technical, medical, or scientific knowledge relating to production of the product, at the time the specific unit of the product left the control of the manufacturer or seller, was developed, available, and capable of use in the production of the product and was economically feasible for use by the manufacturer. Technical, medical, or scientific knowledge is not economically feasible for use by the manufacturer if use of that knowledge in production of the product would significantly compromise the product's usefulness or desirability.” MCL 600.2946
The key to every product liability case is whether the product was defective when it left the control of the manufacturer.
Ways A Product Can Be Found to be Defective
- Negligent design of the product;
- Negligent manufacture of the product;
- Inadequate safety warnings;
- Breach of an express warranty about the product given by the manufacturer;
- Breach of the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a specific purpose; and
- Fraud or misrepresentation made when the product was sold.
Our Michigan Product Liability Attorneys Are Here to Protect Your Right to Compensation
Being injured by a Dangerous or Defective Product can be painful, traumatizing and expensive. Product liability claims can be complicated. Only an experienced Michigan personal injury attorney will be able to analyze your case and obtain and maximize collecting the damages you deserve.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a Dangerous or Defective Product, click the “Text Us” button on this page, complete our contact form, or call us at 248-258-3500 today to schedule an appointment for a complimentary initial consultation.