When Use of a Product Causes Severe Injury

Posted By: Tony Baratta | August 12th, 2020

Every day, we use products to help us accomplish our tasks and fulfill our obligations. When we buy something, we are in fact, relying on the manufacturer of those products and putting our safety and security in their hands. We trust that their products are safe for our use.

If you are using products in the way they are intended, yet become seriously injured because of it, you can have a potential claim against the manufacturer. This is called product liability.

What is product liability?


Product liability law protects persons who have been hurt by the use of a product. It requires that manufacturers make sure that their products are safe for their intended purpose. Manufacturers and suppliers should foresee any hazards that may arise and work to mitigate the risks. If the risks cannot be completely controlled, at the very least their needs to be a warning to users so that the latter will practice handling care.

Should a user become seriously injured because of the product, while using it for its intended purpose, the liability is on the manufacturer. The victim can file a claim against the company and receive compensation to settle medical bills and other costs involved in the injury.

About the Author

Anthony J. Baratta (Tony) is a trial attorney. He has tried more than 50 cases to Juries in State and Federal Courts and has litigated thousands of personal injury and medical malpractice cases in his 30-year career. Tony is the founding partner of Baratta, Russell, & Baratta and an active board member of the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association (BPIA). Tony is also on the board for the Philadelphia VIP and performs pro bono work for the Laurel House, a non-profit for victims of domestic abuse. In addition, Tony is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for trial attorneys, voted one of Philadelphia’s Super Lawyers for the past 14 years, and a 2018 recipient of the First Judicial District Pro Bono Award for the Civil Trial Division.

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