What Are You Entitled to from a Defective Product injury?
Today, more than ever, the workplace individual may be exposed to a product such as a lathe, a press or a variety of other equipment types which because of a defect in the product causes an individual to be injured. In such defective product instances, not only is the injured worker entitled to collect worker’s compensation benefits from his employer’s insurance company, but an additional defective product claim may be brought against the manufacturer of the equipment that caused the injury.
Seeking Compensation for Injured Consumers
- If a company releases a product that is dangerous to users—without informing them of the risks of use—users have the right to pursue litigation against those companies. Our firm can help.
If you have been injured while using a faulty, dangerous, or poorly-designed product, contact the attorneys at the Anzalone Law Offices today. We can be reached today at 877.256.6933.
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Types of Product Liability
Product liability is a broad umbrella term for claims that stem from a dangerous / defective product. However, it is clear that not every product defect is similar. In fact, there are many differences regarding what can cause a product to malfunction or cause injury. What they have in common is the manufacturer’s obligation to your safety.
The following is a list of the top defective product categories:
→ Design Defects
→ Failure to Warn
→ Manufacturing Defects
→ Product Recalls and Safety Alerts
→ Appliance and Electronics
→ Auto Product Liability
FAMOUS PRODUCT LIABILITY CASES
“Failure to Warn”
Some of the most well-known product liability cases in legal history are “failure to warn” cases, which hinged upon manufacturer knowledge regarding their products.
Big Tobacco’s failure to warn users about the cancer-causing nature of cigarettes in the 1960s led to an initial wave of product liability suits, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that companies like Philip Morris and others were taken to task for their part in causing lung cancer in 1000s of smokers.
The cases flooded courts around the nation, leading entire state governments to sue the four “majors” for failing to disclose to consumers smoking’s addictive nature. Documents revealed that company officials knew about cigarette addiction and lung cancer risks, but did not share this information with federal officials or buyers. A portion of the money secured in trials against Big Tobacco went toward informing the public about the health risks of smoking.
Asbestos manufacturers also faced severe litigation for knowingly endangering their workers. They caused illness and death for workers for decades before being brought to justice. Incriminating evidence revealed that many employers forbade their workers from speaking about or reporting lung issues, which indicated their knowledge about asbestos exposure. Thanks to product liability cases, hundreds of thousands of workers and their families received the care and resources they needed for the rest of their lives, and countless others were spared the effects of asbestos exposure.
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Our Firm’s Victories
Largest Settlement In The History Of Luzerne County
Three senior citizens, who together with fourteen other passengers, died in a private plane crash returning from Atlantic City.
Flash Over Fire
Flash over fire which resulted in burns to a child from a failed gas stove flexible connector, structured settlement obtained in excess of $12 Million.
Settlement for a motorcyclist who was killed instantly when he was struck by a bobtail tractor backing up at an intersection.
INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT?
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