What damages can I recover in a defective product case?

What Damages Can I Recover?

Damages are awarded to make restitution to you for the wrongs that a defective product has caused. In a defective product case, you are entitled to recover economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

You may be entitled to recover three types of damages:

  • economic damages: covering medical bills, lost earnings, and other expenses that can be documented with bills, receipts, and employment records;
  • non-economic damages: include pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, loss of independence, emotional anguish, and others which cannot be quantified in dollars and cents;
  • punitive damages: designed to punish the company that produced the product when the defect was the result of egregious wrongdoing or blatant disregard for the life, health, or wellbeing of the consumer.

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