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Legal News GavelA defective product can lead to devastating injuries and, in the worst cases, even death. We understand the pain, stress and disturbance that being injured by a defective product can cause in your life. If you or someone close to you has been harmed by a defective product or failure to warn, you have the right to seek damages from the at-fault party. At Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., our highly skilled Massachusetts products liability attorneys will work aggressively to make sure that the people we represent recover full and fair compensation in their case.

Products liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective product into the stream of commerce, and ultimately into the hands of a consumer. There are three types of product defects that incur liability to manufacturers and suppliers: design defects, manufacturing defects and marketing defects.

Design defects generally exist before the product is manufactured and refer to inherent flaws in the design of the product. Manufacturing defects, on the other hand, occur during the construction or production of the item. Marketing defects, often referred to as warning defects, deal with improper instructions and/or a failure to warn consumers of potential dangers of the product. In other words, the product was designed and manufactured properly but the manufacturer or seller failed to provide adequate warnings of its foreseeable risks of harm.

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Legal News GavelDefective products can cause catastrophic injuries and damage to both persons and property. If you or someone close to you was injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, we protect the rights of injured victims throughout the entire legal process. With more than two decades of experience, our Massachusetts product liability lawyers understand the area of law governing the rights of persons who have been injured due to defective products.

Unfortunately, consumer products injure many people in Massachusetts and across the United States every year. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 359 reported injuries due to these products in 2015. For instance, clothing was associated with 345,836 injuries that resulted in a visit to the emergency room. In addition, the CPSC issued 410 recalls, and 10 companies were fined with civil penalties in the United States.

Product liability is an area of law designed to hold manufacturers and sellers accountable for placing a hazardous product into the stream of commerce, and ultimately into the hands of a consumer. Put another way, the manufacturer or vendor of goods has an obligation to compensate for any injury caused by defective or faulty merchandise that is sold on the market.

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