When an injury to body, mind, and/or property is caused by products purchased or utilized by consumers in the marketplace, the companies that manufacture and/or sell the products can be held responsible (liable) for the injuries. This may occur due to design defects; missing, incomplete, incorrect or misleading product instructions; and missing product parts.
Product liability actions include any injury that occurs as the result of a product’s malfunction, including medication. These are just a few of the product liability and defective medication cases we’ve handled:
• Our client was a young home healthcare aide in her early 30’s who suffered substantial liver damage after ingesting an over-the-counter weight loss medication. We obtained a favorable settlement for our client, the amount of which is subject to a confidentiality agreement.
• We represented another woman in her 30’s who suffered a back injury after her chair spontaneously collapsed. We successfully pursued our client’s claim against the chair’s Italian manufacturer and ultimately obtained a favorable settlement for our client that is subject to a confidentially agreement.
• Our client was a 31-year-old man from Westchester who suffered a significant ankle injury when his jet ski malfunctioned. The defendants aggressively disputed liability by claiming that the plaintiff was at fault, before they yielded and agreed to our settlement demand.
|• Brain injury||• Back injury|
|• Fractures||• Soft tissue injury|
|• Paralysis||• Blood products|
|• Neck injury||• Prescription medications (i.e., Vioxx)|