Understanding Defective Product Qualifications in Pennsylvania

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In Pennsylvania, plaintiffs can bring a cause of action to a manufacturer, seller, or distributor of a product that is allegedly defective if it falls under one of these categories: strict liability, breach of warranty, or negligence. Cases of product liability typically utilize the legal theory of strict liability, resulting from defective design, manufacturing defect, or lack of sufficient instructions or warnings for a product. So, what qualifies as a defective product? Keep in mind, to establish recovery when alleging another party defectively designed a product, injured parties must prove the product caused unreasonably serious injury based on two different standards used in Pennsylvania court.

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