Over the years, defective products have injured and even killed countless people in the United States. Federal regulations and administrative agencies try to protect consumers from using potentially dangerous products, but sometimes that system simply is not enough.
When a consumer or patient receives a defective product that causes injury or worse, he or she has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. They may sue the manufacturer or seller of the defective item. Thousands of people file lawsuits every year claiming companies put profits above public safety by designing defective products or failing to warn users of their risks.
Product liability is the law governing injuries people suffer from defective items. It can help injured people receive financial compensation for their suffering.