With all of the quality testing, R&D, technology, and so forth that companies have access to, one would think that each product will arrive at your doorstep faultless. However, even in our modern world, that is not always the case. In 2020, nearly 11 million people were treated in emergency departments for injuries resulting from consumer products.
For example, Philips CPAP lawsuits are on the rise. They are suspected of causing cancer due to the foam in the product degrading, being swallowed by the user, and then exposing them to potentially dangerous gases and carcinogenic chemicals. This led to several users getting diagnosed with cancer and other serious health injuries. The recall was issued June 2021 and involved an estimated 3-4 million devices that could be affected.
How to know if you have a product liability claim
In summary, if a faulty product causes harm to a person, a product liability claim could be in order.
There are several types of product defects. Here are some common ones:
Design defects: Since the beginning, the product’s design has been unsafe but was still sold to the general public. Examples include a super top-heavy car that could easily roll over or a lawnmower that does not have an automatic shutoff.
Manufacturing defects: Issues that occur in the process of creating or assembling the product. Examples of this include a tea kettle that received a hairline crack during packaging and explodes on the user.
Marketing defects: Incorrect labels, insufficient instructions, or inadequate safety warnings are part of marketing defects. Examples of this include a medication that does not state the side effects for a pregnant person.
Our New York personal injury lawyers, investigators and paralegals understand the challenges of bringing a successful product liability action. We will discuss your situation with you in complete confidence, and there is never a charge for a consultation. With more than 150 verdicts in excess of $1 million dollars and more than $1 billion in settlements for our clients, Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore (KDLM) is consistently recognized for our successes. Year after year, our firm is recognized as one of the two or three top law firms for all types of plaintiff personal injury work.
$20,000,000 for the injuries of two recent college graduates who suffered third-degree burns from a popular household decoration.
$2,800,000 for the injuries and wrongful death of a 41-year-old woman who was crushed to death due to an elevator malfunction that resulted from negligence by the elevator repair company and improper maintenance by the building manager.
$2,750,000 for the injuries and wrongful death of a 74-year-old man killed in a Long Island boat explosion.
Contact Our New York Product Liability Attorneys
Consumer product liability suits, industrial design faults and manufacturing defects come in many varieties. If you or a loved one has been injured by what you believe is a product design or manufacturing error, talk to us.
When injured New Yorkers want the toughest, most respected legal representation, they talk to KDLM personal injury lawyers, investigators and paralegals. We will discuss your situation with you in complete confidence, and there is never a charge for a consultation. Call us today at (212) 267-4177.