Product safety expert witnesses may have backgrounds in a variety of fields, as the discipline applies to virtually every product made for business and/or consumers. Before any product is distributed, product design must be evaluated for safety purposes before it can be sold and utilized. Whether it concerns retail and consumer products, manufacturing, engineering, vehicles, sports equipment, industrial machinery, or any other type of field, product safety would be an integral factor in determining the outcome of a lawsuit.
Product safety lawsuits concerning quality or personal injury may result from very unique situations, some of which concern the product design and manufacturing, while others may be related to human factors and a misuse of the product in question. The development process of any type of product, including the stages of design engineering, mechanical engineering, laboratory testing, product design, and safety engineering, must adhere to certain codes and compliance, as well as OSHA regulations, for optimal safety. The failure to follow these rules and regulations when creating and manufacturing a product can result in product liability issues in the event of an injury or product defect.
Product safety expert witnesses may be licensed and/or certified as human factors professionals, safety and health managers, product safety managers, risk management associates, industrial hygienists, and other roles related to product safety.
For more than twenty years, ForensisGroup has matched attorneys with highly qualified experts with great success. Contact our experienced staff or Submit An Expert Request Form and learn more about retaining an authoritative product safety expert witness for your case.