Product Liability Claims: What You Need to Know
Typically, several teams will be involved in the creation of a new product. First, a team comes up with a design, then a building group starts to manufacture the actual product. Finally, a group of marketing professionals will label and promote the product. Should any individual involved in this process make an error, either in the design, manufacture or marketing of the product, they may be held responsible if the defect causes injury to a consumer.
The attorneys at our New York City law firm are dedicated to holding manufacturers and other parties in the chain of commerce accountable for injuries caused by their defective products. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact us today for a FREE, no-obligation review of your claim. Call 212-736-5300.
What to Do If You’ve Been Injured
If you suffered a serious injury as a result of a defective product, the most important next step is to first seek medical attention. Be sure to keep the product and any medical records as evidence. If there are any witnesses to the accident, please collect their contact information as well. A product liability lawyer and other experts need to examine the product, all warning labels, instructions, and witness accounts to better assess liability.
Do I Have a Claim?
Manufacturers have a legal obligation to create products that are safe for public use and FREE from any defects. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective drug, medical device or product, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
If you believe you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the manufacturer, retailer, distributor, or other party who may be responsible for your injuries, please call 212-736-5300 to speak with a lawyer today.
In a product liability lawsuit, the Plaintiff’s attorney must demonstrate that the victim’s injuries were the result of negligence caused by the manufacturer or other responsible party. Consumers may suffer painful injuries if a product is poorly designed, improperly assembled, or inadequately labeled. Defective products may include but are not limited to:
- Medical devices
- Construction equipment and other heavy machinery
- Home appliances
- Children’s products
Recent Product Liability Case: $3,800,000 Recovery
In 2017, Block O’Toole & Murphy settled a product liability case in Long Island for a driver who was hurt as a result of a defective vehicle. He was standing on a pull out step of a truck when the step broke, causing him to fall backwards and strike his head, neck, and back against a trailer parked behind him.
As a result of the impact, he suffered spinal cord injuries and was diagnosed with a large disc herniation at C5/6. He ultimately underwent two cervical spinal surgeries as a result of his injuries. Represented by Block O’Toole & Murphy, he was awarded a $3,800,000 settlement.
Questions? To speak with an experienced product liability lawyer, call 212-736-5300 for a free case review.