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FAQs About Defective Products in Missouri

Frequently Asked Questions

Product manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure the products they make are safe for consumers to use. Manufacturers are required to provide consumers with warnings of potential hazards. Despite this requirement, defective and dangerous products cause thousands of injuries each year.

At Page Law, we hold manufacturers and other involved parties accountable for the harm caused by dangerous products. Our St. Louis product liability attorneys are aggressive in recovering compensation for clients injured and damaged by defective products.

Below are some frequently asked questions and answers related to product liability lawsuit.

What is a Missouri product liability claim?

A product liability claim means you are holding manufacturers, designers, and/or sellers of products liable for personal injuries suffered as a result of a dangerous product. If a dangerous or defective product causes injury or death, the injured victim or their survivors, may seek damages from responsible parties in court.

Which parties can be held liable in a Missouri product liability claim?

For a product liability claim to arise, the product must have been sold in the marketplace. Liability may usually rest with any party in a defective or dangerous product’s chain of distribution, including:

  • Manufacturer of the product
  • Manufacturer of component parts of the product
  • Assembler or installer of the product
  • Distributor of the product
  • Retail store that sold the product to the consumer

What are the different types of product defects?

Products can be defective in several different ways. Product liability claims may be brought against responsible parties based on:

  • Design Defects: Products are inherently unsafe, even before manufacturing, due to a flawed design.
  • Manufacturing Defects: Defects that occur in the process of manufacturing or assembling a product can make it unsafe for use by consumers.
  • Marketing Defects: Inadequate safety warnings, improper labeling, or insufficient instructions can result in products that are unsafe for use.

What law governs Missouri product liability claims?

There is no federal product liability law. Claims are typically based on state product liability statutes. Missouri Revised Statutes Section 537.760.1 is the Missouri state law regarding product liability claims. State statutes modeled on the Uniform Commercial Code also contain warranty rules affecting product liability.

What types of damages can be recovered in Missouri product liability cases?

The amount of compensation recoverable in a product liability claim depends on the extent and severity of injuries and damages suffered. Damages may include past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, etc. In certain cases of malicious or grossly negligent behavior, punitive damages, designed to punish the defendant and help deter similar actions in the future, may also be available.

Why choose Page Law to handle your Missouri product liability claim?

At Page Law, our St. Louis personal injury lawyers devote their time to helping injury victims and their families in wrongful death and serious personal injury cases. Our narrow focus allows us to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing state laws and case law in personal injury field. We are committed to providing personal attention to our clients, while maintaining an intense focus on results in every case we take on.

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