Manufacturing Defects

Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability provides that “a product contains a manufacturing defect when the product departs from its intended design even though all possible care was exercised in the preparation and marketing of the product.” Certain manufacturing defects can affect an entire line of products, but many manufacturing defects are isolated cases of errors committed in the typical manufacturing process that ultimately made products unsafe. 

Individuals who are harmed by defectively manufactured products may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. A company or other party responsible for a manufacturing defect may be unwilling to admit it made any mistake.

Lawyer for Manufacturing Defects in Atlanta, GA

If you suffered catastrophic injuries or a defectively manufactured product in Georgia killed your loved one, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel before you speak to an insurance company. 

The Balams Firm represents clients in product liability actions in communities all over DeKalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Clayton County, and Cobb County, such as Forest Park, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Norcross, Smyrna, Sandy Springs, Milton, East Point, and many others. 

ReShea Balams is an experienced personal injury attorney in Atlanta who will conduct an extensive investigation into the cause of your accident and work to hold the negligent party fully accountable. You can have our lawyer provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call (404) 445-2005 to receive a free initial consultation.


Georgia Manufacturing Defects Information Center


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Proving Manufacturing Defects in Atlanta

The plaintiff in a product liability case alleging a design defect will generally need to show four things: 

  • The product was defectively manufactured; 
  • The product was used as intended; 
  • The person’s injury was caused by the defectively manufactured product being used correctly; 
  • The injury resulted in real damages. 

In certain cases, evidence of a product malfunction alone may be provided a reasonable basis for a manufacturing defect. Other cases may require more substantial proof of a departure from certain design specifications.


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Types of Manufacturing Defects in Fulton County, GA

Different products go through many different manufacturing processes. A single error committed during any one of these different processes can have a profound impact on a product’s safety. 

Some of the typess of mistakes that may occur during certain manufacturing processes that can result in dangerous products include, but are not limited to: 

  • Contamination of food or medicine; 
  • Improperly installed motor vehicle components; 
  • Incorrect or missing screws, bolts, or fasteners; 
  • Wiring errors; 
  • Machine errors; 
  • Cheap materials; 
  • Failure to install necessary safety guards; or 
  • Loose or broken chains or other connective material.

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Georgia Manufacturing Defects Resurces

Product Safety Recalls | Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Unit — Visit this section of the Georgia Attorney General’s website to learn more about product recalls. You can find a list of federal agencies and the specific types of recalls they handle. Links are provided to all of these agencies. 

Can We Reliably Tell the Difference Between a Defect in “Design” and one in “Manufacture” in the Software Product — View the full text of an article examining the unique characteristics of software that increase the overlap between manufacturing defects and design defects. The paper touches on how product liability is defined under Restatement of (Third) Torts: Products Liability, application to the software product, and why software is different. The paper concludes that “there is currently no reliable method by which we can distinguish a manufacturing from a design defect in the software product.”


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Find a Manufacturing Defects Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed by a defectively manufactured product in Georgia? You will want to make sure you contact The Balams Firm before speaking to an insurance company. 

Atlanta personal injury lawyer ReShea Balams helps victims in Decatur, Johns Creek, Riverdale, Roswell, College Park, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Marietta, and many other nearby areas of DeKalb County, Cobb County, Clayton County, Gwinnett County, and Fulton County. Call (404) 445-2005 or complete an online contact form to have our attorney review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free, no-obligation consultation. 


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