Product Liability

Helping you seek compensation after a defective product causes serious injury

Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they offer to consumers are free from inherent dangers and provide ample warning of any hazards they know do exist. Failure to do so could result in serious injuries. If you’re experiencing the aftermath of an injury due to a defective product, speak with the skilled New York personal injury lawyers at DeToffol & Gittleman. We have a deep knowledge of products liability law, answering your questions at all times and finding the best avenues possible to pursue the monetary damages you need and deserve.

Our attorneys recovered for the damage suffered by the Core Distribution Model 770 Type I ladder manufacturer, for its poor design, when it collapsed causing our client to suffer spine fractures. If this happened to you, we can help you too. Call us now.

SMITH & NEPHEW CERAMIC ON CERAMIC Hip Replacement Failure. Recent Case: Cordova v. Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew’s ceramic on ceramic hip prosthesis are reported to prematurely crack after implant, causing patient to greatly suffer though revision surgery to replace them. Our attorneys recently recovered for the damage suffered by patient whose Smith & Nephew ceramic on ceramic hip joint failed showed signs of early failure. If this happened to you, we can help you too. Call us now.

LYSOL MOLD & MILDEW REMOVER WITH BLEACH severely injures woman’s eye. Recent Case: Casella v. Reckitt-Benckiser

During routine bathroom cleaning, we recovered for our client damage, who suffered a severe eye injury from the Lysol brand Mold & Mildew Remover with Bleach. If this happened to you, we can help. Call us now.

Dangers presented by defective products

Sometimes, defectively designed manufactured products can cause serious consumer injuries. Although the range of defective product cases is fairly broad, most claims fall under one of three basic products liability categories: defectively manufactured products, defectively designed products or products without adequate instructions or warnings. Understanding the differences among these categories will make it much easier to identify your claim and accurately present your case in court.

  • Defectively manufactured products. This category is arguably the most common and obvious type of products liability, occurring when a product was defectively produced. This defect can occur as the result of an error in the manufacturing process, making the product different from some or all of the other ones produced at the same time. Common issues are related to defective auto parts, unsafe baby furniture and faulty medical devices.
  • Defectively designed products. This type of liability occurs when the product contains an inherent design flaw, rather than a flaw in its construction. Design defects typically affect an entire line of products, and can occur even if the products were perfectly assembled according to the manufacturer’s standards. Examples of design defects include car models with a tendency to flip or power tools with inadequate safety guards. Again, personal injury claims regarding defectively designed products must be caused by the design flaw rather than failure on the consumer’s part to use the product correctly.
  • Failure to provide adequate instructions or warnings. This type of products liability involves products that are inherently dangerous in some way but did not come equipped with adequate user instructions or warnings. These dangers are typically not obvious to the user and require using extra caution. Examples of this type of claim include defective drugs lacking warnings about their dangerous side effects or chemicals sold without safe-handling instructions.