A manufacturing defect describes an unforeseen malfunction or failure of a product, which deviates from its intended design and purpose. Such defects can lead to safety issues, accidents, product recalls, and product liability lawsuits
Expert witnesses used in manufacturing defects cases may have a particular area of focus in specific industries, so it is important to retain an expert who is knowledgeable with the particular product in question. Applicable areas of expertise include quality control and engineering, product recalls, product safety, logistics, and cost engineering.
Manufacturing defects are part of the larger legal area of product reliability, which places responsibility on that of the manufacturer if a product were to fail in some way. The manufacturer is also legally responsible for any injuries the product may have caused in its failure to operate at functional levels. Lawsuits involving manufacturing defects often involve some type of injury as a result of product failure.
Manufacturing defects may happen with any type of product, whether it is intended for home or industrial use, so it is important to acquire the right type of expert matching the details of each case. Contact ForensisGroup today Submit An Expert Request Form for additional information on retaining the best available manufacturing defect expert witness.