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Product Liability

Product Liability Lawyers Baltimore, Maryland (MD)

The lawyers at Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek are highly experienced in handling product liability cases. A product liability case arises when an individual is injured from a product that is defective. In a strict product liability case the Plaintiff need not prove that the Defendant had knowledge of the defect or was negligent. The focus is not on the conduct of the manufacturer, but upon the product itself.

Three types of product defects can give rise to a product liability claim:

  • A Design Defect – This occurs when a product line is designed in such a manner as to be unsafe for reasonable use.
  • A Manufacturing Defect-This occurs when an individual product in a larger product line in manufactured in a way that makes it unfit for reasonably safe use.
  • A Defective Warning-This occurs when a product does not provide a sufficient warning, either through labeling or package insert, such that the product can be used safely.
  • A manufacturer can also be liable for negligence. The manufacturer of a product has a duty to use reasonable care in the design, manufacturing, testing, and inspection of the product to see that the product is safe for any reasonably foreseeable use. The failure to fulfill this duty is negligence. In a negligent product liability case the focus is on the manufacture’s conduct and the product.

The lawyers at Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek have handled groundbreaking product liability cases. An example of some of those cases include actions against the manufacturers of Chemlawn and the Hummer motor vehicle. The Chemlawn case focused around individuals who had ingested the product and become severely ill, due to the chemicals leaching into groundwater that supplied their private drinking wells. In the case against General Motors the Plaintiff’s alleged that the H1 Hummer motor vehicle was defectively designed with seat belts that were prone to malfunction at high speeds.

This page is designed to provide you with basic information regarding what may constitute a product liability case. If you feel that you may have been severely injured by an unsafe product please call Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek, where a lawyer will assist you with further information.

Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek’s office is located in Baltimore, but the Firm handles cases throughout the State of Maryland and beyond.