Before releasing a product into the marketplace, manufacturers must ensure their product is FREE from defects and includes appropriate warnings and/or instructions. Because product manufacturers and suppliers have a legal obligation to protect consumers from unreasonable harm, they can be held accountable should a product defect lead to an injury or death. In cases of wrongful death, surviving family members of the deceased may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer or supplier of the product to collect damages for medical bills, loss of companionship and other damages.
Our New York wrongful death lawyers are available to protect the rights of those who lost loved ones as a result of defective product injuries by holding the manufacturer, supplier or other party accountable for releasing a dangerous product into the marketplace. If your loved one died due to a defective medical device, drug or product, contact our New York wrongful death attorneys through our FREE case review form to find out if you have legal recourse.
Types of Defective Products
When a defective product is released into the marketplace, it can pose a risk of serious injury or death. Types of defective products which can result in a wrongful death in New York can include:
- Cars and car parts
- Medical devices
- Consumer products (tools, kitchen appliances, household chemicals)
- Children's products (cribs, toys, high chairs)
- Machinery and industrial products
Some defective products are recalled to protect further harm to consumers. However, even when a product recall has been issued, the manufacturer can still be held liable through a defective product lawsuit. If you suspect your loved one died as a result of a defective product, you may want to speak with a wrongful death attorney in New York who can evaluate your claim to determine if you are entitled to monetary damages.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in New York
Product liability cases involving wrongful death can be complex. Proving that the manufacturer or similar entity was responsible for an individual's death can involve the assistance of doctors, engineers and other professionals who have a thorough understanding of product development, medicine and government regulations. Fortunately, our New York wrongful death attorneys have built relationships with these professionals to ensure each of our client's claims has a strong foundation. If a loved one has died as a result of defective medical device, drug or product, do not hesitate to contact our New York wrongful death attorneys to find out if we can assist with your claim.