New York, New Jersey and Nationwide
We expect the products we purchase to be safe and effective. A product that injures or causes illness to consumers should not have made it to the shelves. However, when a defective product is put on the market for sale, people may be seriously injured or killed. Defective products can include medications, power tools, vehicles, and more.
Every year, defective product cases are brought to court by individuals pursuing compensation for injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. Some cases are brought by groups of people in the form of mass tort, which aim to provide compensation and justice in a single definitive court ruling. Some victims of defective products are not aware that others have been injured by the same product until they speak to the experienced New York City product liability attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC.
Well-Known Defective Products
Many defective products have been in the news, and have been the cause of millions of dollars in compensation awarded to victims by the courts. Defective products seen in the news lately include:
- Baby swings and cradles
- Child safety seats
- Medical devices
- Food products
- Hair dryers
- Printing presses
- Space heaters
Recently Toyota has gained notice in the media for failing to recall certain models of cars which displayed sudden acceleration malfunctions, causing injury and death to many victims and their families across the country. As a result of the malfunctioning parts, Toyota has issued the largest recall in its history, and has been forced to answer for their deadly defective product before Congress and in court.
Types of Product Liability
In the U.S., product liability laws differ from state to state. However, there are three main types of liability claims most often seen include:
- Design defect
- Manufacturing defect
- Failure to warn
These three main claims of liability are associated with negligence, breach of warranty, strict liability, or consumer protection.
Protecting Your Rights in Defective Products Cases
It can be extremely difficult to prove product liability. This is why you need an experienced product liability attorney on your side. At Morelli Ratner PC our attorneys work tirelessly to protect the rights of individuals like you who are victims of the negligence of manufacturers in releasing products unsafe for consumers. We have represented both individuals and groups involved in mass tort cases against those responsible for the manufacture and sale of known dangerous items and against those whose negligence or short cuts have made products unstable or dangerous.
If you have suffered injury or the loss of a loved one because of a defective product, please contact the experienced defective product attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC today to learn how we can help further your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. We serve clients in New York City, Manhattan, New York, and New Jersey.