The law recognizes that certain products are dangerous, and that consumers should know that the product is dangerous when they purchase it (e.g. guns, knives, etc.). Though, if a consumer uses a product without an inherent risk (e.g. coffee machine, nasal spray, etc.) and is injured, then you potentially have a case.
All jurisdictions require a connection between the product defect and the injury. You may not have a case if you are injured by a defective product but the injury was not caused by the defect. This is an argument you should expect if you pursue a product defect claim. Numerous product liability cases rely on the testimony of experts where both the plaintiff and defendant use the expert testimony to establish or deny a link between the product defect and the injury.
An experienced product liability attorney, like those working for Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan can advise you about the potential success of your case, and how the manufacturer and other defendants may try to avoid liability.
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