Do I have to prove the manufacturer was negligent in the design or manufacture of the product?

Under the theory of strict products liability, it’s no longer necessary to prove negligence. What you have to show is that a product is not reasonably safe for its intended purpose and causes a harm. If you do that, under the theory of strict products liability, the manufacturer and the wholesaler and retailer, anyone in the chain of distribution, or liable for the injuries.

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