According to the legal dictionary, a manufacturing defect is a “deviation from design specifications during production resulting in a product’s defect, frailty, or shortcoming.” In lay terms, it means the manufacturer made an error either in the design or the fabrication of a product that causes it to not work as intended. This can be especially dangerous in many cases, such as those of faulty medical devices and prescription drugs.
Even a product that is designed well can still harm the consumers that buy it. Manufacturing defects can happen when a product is improperly manufactured and strays from its intended design. A good example is a bottle of prescription medication that becomes contaminated if the lid does not function or if the contents of the bottle are contaminated by a worker or improperly maintained processing facility. In the case of medical devices, an IVC filter that prematurely breaks as the result of substandard manufacturing is considered a product with a manufacturing defect. These types of defects can cause serious injuries to their consumers, and their makers can be found liable in court.
Manufacturing defect law in the United States generally protects consumers who may become injured by a company’s defective products. This is commonly known as product liability law and allows injured plaintiffs to file a manufacturing defect lawsuit in order to enforce their rights and recover damages for their injuries.
These plaintiffs can recover monetary damages including those associated with hospital bills, continuing surgeries and medical care, prescription drugs, lost wages from their work, and even wrongful death other related damages. Manufacturing defect lawsuits also play an important role in making sure that companies who sell products in the United States and worldwide keep these products safe for consumers everywhere. However, some manufacturers can be in such a hurry to get their products to market that corners are cut and consumers pay.
In the United States, a tort refers to a, “body of rights, obligations, and remedies that is applied by courts in civil proceedings to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others.”
An MDL stands for multidistrict litigation and is a special legal procedure conducted in federal court that is designed to quickly conduct the handling of complex cases, which can include dangerous drug and medical device lawsuits.
It means the manufacturer made an error either in the design or the fabrication of a product that causes it to not work as intended. This can be especially dangerous in many cases, such as those of faulty medical devices and prescription drugs.
A defective design in a product is one that is so great, the product cannot be utilized for the purposes intended or is even made hazardous as a result of the defect, imperfection, or design flaw. In the case of medical devices, this can be a deadly mistake.