Injuries caused by a defective product could result in a claim for damages. The standard jury instructions approved by the Supreme Court of Florida state that a product is defective if:
- it does not conform to representations of fact made by the defendant, orally or in writing, in connection with the sale, on which the plaintiff relied in the purchase and/or use of the product;
- it is not reasonably fit for the uses intended or reasonably foreseeable by the defendant;
- it is not reasonably fit for the specific purpose for which the defendant knowingly sold the product and for which the purchaser bought the product in reliance on the judgment of the defendant;
- it is in a condition unreasonably dangerous to the user and the product is expected to and does reach the user without substantial change affecting that condition;
- or by reason of its design, the product is in a condition unreasonably dangerous to the user and the product is expected to and does reach the user without substantial change affecting that condition.
A product is unreasonably dangerous because of its design if the product fails to perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would expect when used as intended or in a manner reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer or the risk of danger in the design outweighs the benefits.
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