Spotlight On Human Factors Experts In Product Cases

By Eric Probst (October 27, 2021, 5:50 PM EDT) -- When facing the challenges of proving or overcoming strict liability while prosecuting and defending product liability lawsuits, parties and their counsel often rely on myriad experts to prove or defend their cases.

Plaintiffs rely on experts to prove a product was manufactured or designed defectively, or contained inadequate warnings. Defendants retain counterparts to argue the opposite. One type of expert used is the human factors expert.

Plaintiffs use these experts to argue the product was unsafe when the user encountered it. Human factors experts on the defense side opine that human error contributed to the accident, relying on fatigue, inattention, distraction,...

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