Can I Sue in Miami a Foreign Corporation That Made a Defective Product?

Yes, you can sue a foreign corporation for a defective product sold in the United States. In order to make your claim, you must prove the following aspects: your loss, the existence of a defect, failure to warn about risks, and that it was the product's defect that caused your injury despite the proper use of the product.

It is possible to sue a foreign corporation for a defective product that is later sold in the United States. Having a Miami-based, experienced legal professional to represent you is the only way to make sure that you will get adequate recovery for injuries. In order to prevail in a Florida product liability lawsuit, even if you are suing a foreign corporation, plaintiffs are required to prove the following elements of a negligence claim:

  • Loss: you must show that you or a loved one suffered an actual injury or monetary loss as a result of using the manufacturer’s product;
  • Defect or failure to warn: you must prove that the product was defectively designed, defectively manufactured and/or that the manufacturer knew or should have known of risks and failed to warn consumers;
  • Proximate cause: you must show that the defect proximately caused the injury;
  • Product was used as intended: you must show that you or a loved one were using the product as the manufacturer intended to be used or in a way the manufacturer could expect a reasonable person to use it.

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