A man in Texas was awarded $7 million after being injured by a defective product. The man, who was 55 years old at the time of the accident, was using a power saw when it malfunctioned and caused him to suffer a serious injury to his hand. He sued the manufacturer of the saw for negligence, and a jury awarded him $7 million in damages.
The man’s attorney said that the jury’s verdict was a “just” outcome. “My client suffered a serious injury as a result of the manufacturer’s negligence,” the attorney said. “This verdict will help him to recover from his injuries and get his life back on track.”
The manufacturer of the saw has said that it is “disappointed” with the jury’s verdict and is considering an appeal. However, the verdict is a reminder that manufacturers can be held liable for injuries caused by their products. If you have been injured by a defective product, you should speak to an attorney to discuss your legal options.
What is a Defective Product?
A defective product is one that is unreasonably dangerous to the user. A product can be defective in design, manufacture, or warning. A design defect is a flaw in the product’s design that makes it unreasonably dangerous. A manufacturing defect is a flaw in the product that occurs during the manufacturing process. A warning defect is a failure to warn users of the product’s dangers.
What Are the Different Types of Injuries that Can Be Caused by Defective Products?
Defective products can cause a wide variety of injuries, including:
- Serious injuries, such as brain damage, spinal cord injuries, and amputations
- Minor injuries, such as cuts, bruises, and burns
What Should You Do If You Have Been Injured by a Defective Product?
If you have been injured by a defective product, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. You should also contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and can represent you in a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact an Attorney Today
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Russell & Hill can help you get the compensation you deserve. We will fight for your rights and make sure that you are fully compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To schedule a free consultation, please call us at 206-516-2045. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options.
Here are some tips for avoiding injuries from defective products:
- Read all product warnings and instructions carefully.
- Inspect products for defects before using them.
- Do not use products that are damaged or defective.
- Report any defects to the manufacturer or retailer.