Products Liability:

Damages

The court can award the injured party various types of damages in a product liability case. The court can award compensation for medical bills, lost wages or property damage. The plaintiff can also be awarded for his or her pain and suffering. In a case where the injury from a dangerous product had a negative effect on the plaintiff’s marriage, the couple can receive compensation for loss of consortium. This refers to the companionship, care, affection and sexual activity between the couple. In some product liability cases, the defendant may be punished for negligence. In this situation, punitive damages may be awarded to the plaintiff to deter the defendant from continuing to manufacture and market a dangerous product.