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Product Liability Disputes

Have you suffered an injury as a result of a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Not all products operate as intended. When a product does not operate as intended it can cause harm. There are various laws ensuring that manufacturers produce products that are safe and suitable.

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Common disputes

Product liability laws cover most products offered for sale and disputes often arise due to:

  • Consumer goods such as appliances, furniture, clothes and foods;
  • Machinery such as motor vehicles;
  • Technology products;
  • Chemicals;
  • Aviation; and/or
  • Pharmaceuticals.
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What you need to prove

In establishing a product liability claim, you need to establish that the manufacturer supplied a good that either:

  • Was unsafe;
  • Was defective;
  • Was not fit for purpose; and or
  • Had inadequate warnings.

What compensation you may be entitled to:
The amount of compensation recoverable will depend entirely on your case. As a general guide, compensation will be assessed on:

  • Medical and other treatment expenses both past and expected;
  • Lost wages/ earnings;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life; and
  • Other damage.
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How we can help

The litigation and dispute resolution team at Ramsden Lawyers are experts in both plaintiff and defendant product liability disputes.

In properly considering product liability disputes it may be necessary to negotiate or correspond with:

  • Manufacturers;
  • Suppliers;
  • Distributors;
  • Insurance companies;
  • Medical professionals and institutions; and
  • Employers.

Let the Gold Coast team negotiate or correspond with these parties, so you don’t have to worry.

How we can help

We also offer advice to manufacturers, suppliers, importers and insurers in relation to product liability. Generally, prevention of a product liability claim is better than defending a product liability claim. However, if a claim does arise we can offer our expert services including:

Advising on product liability – throughout the entire product lifecycle;
Dealing with regulatory agencies;
Defending a claim, including investigation;
Settlement of a claim, both inside and outside court; and
Confidentiality, including media and other interests.

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How we can help

Lead by Partner, Derek Finch, the Gold Coast team has extensive experience in product liability disputes and is here to assist you in a timely and innovative manner. The dynamic team will utilize their resources to find a cost-effective solution suited to your desired outcome whether you are a plaintiff or defendant in a product liability dispute.

Contact us today on (07) 55 921 921 to schedule a consultation on the Gold Coast. The litigation and dispute resolution team will use their experience in the area to find the best solution for you.

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