If I offer a laboratory testing service for supplements, will I be liable for injury as a result of inaccurate reports?

Asked on October 22, 2018 under Personal Injury, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, if you provide inaccurate reports that lead to injuries, you and/or your business could be liable if the inaccuracy was due to negligence or carelessness (including poor staff training or supervision, older or poorly maintained equipment, etc.): businesses are liablefor injuries resultling from their carelessness. If the business is an LLC or a corporation, it is the business, not you personally, which should be liable; but if the business is a sole proprietorship, you would be personally liable.

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You will be liable for negligence for inaccurate reports causing injury. Negligence is the failure to exercise due care (that degree of care that a reasonable lab testing service would have exercised under the same or similar circumstances to prevent foreseeable harm).
Your liability will include medical bills, pain and suffering which is an amount in addition to the medical bills, and wage loss.

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