Product Liability and Defective Products
Holding manufacturers responsible for injury and death
As consumers, we use countless numbers of different products. We assume that the products we use are safe and reliable when used as directed. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured or die each year due to poorly designed or defective products. These products include automobiles, insulation, tools, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and household products. New York and federal product liability laws hold manufacturers and distributors of dangerous products responsible for injuries and deaths resulting from their use.
At Lozner & Mastropietro, in Brooklyn, our attorneys have successfully recovered compensation for our clients in complex and challenging cases involving product liability. A lawyer from our practice will be happy to answer your questions or evaluate your personal injury or wrongful death claim related to the use of a dangerous or defective product. Please contact our office to make arrangements for a complimentary consultation.
Product Liability: Statistics
Manufacturers have a duty to design and manufacture products that are safe for their consumers to use. They are also required to warn consumers of any potential problems related to their product. When a manufacturer creates an unsafe product, or when the manufacturer or distributor fails to warn consumers that a product might be dangerous, the manufacturer is liable for resulting injury or death.
A product is considered defective if it is unreasonably dangerous to the ordinary user. Strict liability holds a manufacturer or seller of a defective product responsible for the resulting injuries or wrongful death, regardless of fault or intention. There are three primary categories that make a product defective:
At Lozner & Mastropietro, in Brooklyn, New York, our lawyers are dedicated to helping victims and families of victims injured by defective products recover compensation and to seeing that dangerous products are removed from the market. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a defective product or you simply need more information, please contact us at 718-615-0044 or click Tell Us About Your Case.
To learn of recent recalls, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/
To learn more about product safety, see the Food & Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov/
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