Product liability means a manufacturer of a consumer product failed to design or manufacture the product to avoid causing harm to the users. Defective drugs which cause injury or harm are a type of product liability case.
While there are many federal regulations that govern the design and manufacture of many machines, those regulations only provide the minimum standards and don’t relieve the manufacturer of its responsibility to make a reasonably safe product.
Our firm’s expert product liability lawyers have successfully represented workers, homeowners and car drivers and passengers in many types of product liability cases. They have involved automobile seat belts and car seats, hydraulic presses, record presses, cutting machines, metal bending machines (press brakes), heating systems and many others.
Product Liability Lawyers Settlements and Verdicts
$2,750,000 settlement for a 15 year old girl diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease who lost her ovaries as a result of the negligence of the team administering radiation therapy.
$2,000,000 settlement structured for a 6 month old who sustained a brain injury in an automobile accident because the car didn’t stand up to the accident properly. Automobiles are supposed to be designed to not only protect the occupants from injury from the crash, but also protecting them from the second impact (the impact with the interior of the vehicle).
$1,500,000 verdict in Federal Court in New York for a woman whose hand and wrist were crushed in a record press that made vinyl LP records. This 35 year old woman was using a hydraulic and steam press to make LP records. At the time of the accident the worker had placed her hand back into the machine to adjust the top label, but the electric beam was at the bottom of the opening affording her no protection at all.
With degrees in engineering and biology hanging on walls right alongside their law diplomas, Gurfein Douglas are your Lawyers With An Edge when fighting.
With degrees in engineering and biology hanging on walls right alongside their law diplomas, Gurfein Douglas are your Lawyers With An Edge when fighting. Attorneys at Gurfein Douglas offer their clients extensive knowledge, passion and commitment to each case. Richard Gurfein holds a degree in engineering and Preston Douglas holds a degree in biochemistry. They both lecture locally and nationally to bar groups on topics ranging from medical malpractice to courtroom evidence and law office technology. During his tenure as president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA), Gurfein was instrumental in changing jury selection laws to end bias against the injured victim. Douglas has contributed multiple articles to various law publications and is currently the editor in chief of the NYSTLA’s New York Litigation Review.