Dangerous and defective products often cause life-altering injuries. Many times, the injuries are no mere accident. Their cause can be traced to a defective product or to a design or manufacturing flaw that was previously known to the manufacturer. In our society, manufacturers can be held accountable for failing to properly design and manufacture products.
As product defect attorney, Mr. Vosseller is dedicated to holding manufacturers accountable for producing dangerous products. He has represented clients in cases against foreign and domestic auto manufacturers for injuries caused by poorly designed seat belts and airbags, inadequate roof strength, vehicle rollover propensity, and other flaws. Mr. Vosseller has also represented clients who were severely injured by defective medical devices, industrial equipment, machinery, unsafe exercise equipment, and unreasonably dangerous household products.
A design defect is a flaw in the conceptual design of a product. Essentially, the danger is present before the product is actually manufactured. In many instances, a manufacturer discovers the dangerous defect after the product is sold to consumers. Although the manufacturer is required to announce a recall of the product, some manufacturers refuse to acknowledge the danger or issue the recall after many people have already been hurt.
A manufacturing defect occurs during the actual assembly or production of an item. A manufacturing defect may be present in only one particular item, despite the overall production of thousands of the particular type of item. Or, a manufacturing defect may be present in every item produced because the original design was not followed.
“Marketing” or “Warning” Defects
In some instances, manufacturers may be held accountable for failing to clearly warn consumers about the possible risks and dangers of their products. Instructions and warnings must be clearly worded, prominently displayed, and effective.