Wrongful Death Caused by Defective Products

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Wrongful death product liability

Every day we rely on numerous products to carry out our daily routines. Throughout the day, we use different types of products, from dental and body hygiene products to driving to work. 

While many people won’t think twice about whether a product is safe, a defective product can result in serious consequences, including fatal injuries. 

Here, we will discuss wrongful death claims caused by defective products and the legal remedies available to victims’ heirs. 

Examples of defective products.

There are different types of defects in a product. For example, a product may be defective from its inception, or it may have been damaged during transport. Additionally, a product can be defective due to incorrect assembly or poor quality control.

Defective products that cause fatal injuries come in many forms, including:

  • Medical devices (e.g., pacemakers and breast pumps). A faulty pacemaker could fail to prevent a heart attack.
  • Children’s toys (e.g., cribs and strollers). A stroller that falls apart while being used can cause a child to be dropped on the ground and sustain fatal injuries.
  • Automotive parts (e.g., tires and airbags). Faulty vehicle parts like tires, brakes, and airbags can cause deadly accidents.
  • Drugs. If a drug manufacturer adds the wrong proportion of chemicals to produce a drug, the formula will change, and the defective product can cause injury or death to a person. 

Claims for defective products that cause wrongful death.

Claims for defective products that cause wrongful death.

Whatever product you choose, there is a standard to ensure quality and to protect the consumer. Drug regulatory authorities provide guidelines for drug manufacturers, while the automobile industry has standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In general, product guidelines vary from industry to industry, depending on the product. Without compliance with these guidelines, the product can be dangerous.

Heirs whose loved ones passed away due to a defective product can claim compensation for the negligence of the company that made the defective product. Some of the damages include emotional pain and suffering, funeral costs, and financial loss incurred by the death of the diseased.

But to win a wrongful death claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate negligence, recklessness, or breach of warranty on the part of the defendant. As such, the plaintiff needs to show that the defendant was responsible for the unfortunate incident. This means that the heir must provide proof that the product had a defect that made it unsafe for its intended use. A product defect can happen during design or manufacturing. The manufacturer or seller can also be at fault if they fail to warn the user about potential risks.

Pre-settlement funding for wrongful death caused by defective products.

Losing a loved one due to a defective product can be devastating. It’s unfortunate that the legal process can take a long time, leaving heirs to deal with everyday expenses and the painful aftermath of their loss.

If you lost someone due to a defective product, have a viable lawsuit, and need financial assistance for now, pre-settlement lawsuit funding could bring some relief. Pre-settlement funding allows you to receive a portion of the potential settlement prior to the conclusion of your case. It can provide your family with immediate comfort and support during this painful period.

You can apply for pre-settlement funding at any stage of your lawsuit through Baker Street Funding. To get started, simply apply now or contact us at (888) 711-3599. There is no financial risk, as repayment is due after your compensation arrives, not before. Only pay if you win.

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