After a Manufacturing Defect Injury: Get the Right Legal Advice on Getting Compensation

Manufacturing defects can be found in nearly any product, from hairdryers to cars to homes.

One example was seen during the building boom of 2005 to 2006, which created a drywall shortage throughout the US. More than 550 million pounds of inexpensive drywall was imported from China to make up for the shortage.

But the product soon proved defective. The imported drywall off-gassed hydrogen sulfide, which produced a rotten-egg odor, corroded nearby metal, and destroyed electronic equipment. Homeowners also suffered physical side effects, including difficulty breathing, bloody noses, a persistent cough, recurring headaches, and asthma attacks.[1]

Cars frequently carry manufacturing defects. In 2011 alone, auto manufacturers recalled 15.5 million cars in the US. The reasons ranged from small manufacturing defects to severe safety issues.[2]

Unfortunately, not every product is recalled before someone is injured by its defects.


Products liability law requires the manufacturer, distributor or retailer to compensate consumers injured by their defective or dangerous products.

There are many products that are commonly found to carry manufacturing defects. These can include:

  • Asbestos and other building materials
  • Chemicals
  • Child and baby cribs and safety seats
  • Children’s toys
  • Clothing and bed linens
  • Cosmetics
  • Electrical appliances
  • Firearms
  • Food and drink
  • Medical products and devices
  • Motor vehicles
  • Power tools and machinery
  • Prescription and over-the counter medicines
  • Sports and recreational products
  • Tires
  • Tobacco

If you or someone close to you was injured or killed while using a product with a manufacturing defect, you may be able to recover damages in a products liability/personal injury lawsuit. It is vital that you have the knowledge and experience of a dedicated personal injury and manufacturing defect lawyer, who can advise you on whether you have a claim against a product manufacturer or seller, and help you receive the best possible compensation for your losses.


Under the “strict liability” standard, manufacturers are still responsible for any injuries caused by their defective or dangerous products.

But products liability case can present complex legal challenges, as the attorney must prove the connection between the product and the injury.

We will work hard to prove that the product had a design or manufacturing defect, or that the product did not carry adequate warning about its possible dangers. We will produce all evidence showing that the product caused the injuries, and that you were using the product as it was meant to be used.


If you or someone close to you has suffered a manufacturing defect injury, you need a dedicated Philadelphia personal injury lawyer working hard for you and your family.

Product liability cases require a great deal of experience and extensive legal knowledge. Gay Chacker & Ginsburg’s product liability and personal injury attorneys work with investigators and medical and technical experts to prove our client’s cases.

Your attorney will gather all medical and technical evidence needed to prove where the manufacturing defect lies, and link your injuries to the defect. We will keep you informed at each stage of the process, answering your calls and keeping you updated on the progress of your claim.

We have decades of experience in manufacturing defect injury cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding states. We are tenacious in fighting for our clients’ right to compensation for lost property and/or lost income and benefits, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Contact us now to learn more about how we can help and to speak to a Philadelphia manufacturing defect injury lawyer. There is no risk or obligation. We charge you no legal fees unless we recover money damages for you. Call us today at 800-529-4030 for a free consultation, and start recovering your losses.