New Jersey Product Liability Attorneys
When you buy a product or are prescribed a medication, there is a reasonable expectation the product will be safe for you to use. This is how it pans out most of the time, but there are instances where dangerous products make it to store shelves and into the pharmacies. There are numerous safety regulations in place to reduce the chances of dangerous products making it to the public, but sometimes serious defects are overlooked.
Despite all the government testing and consumer warnings, innocent people are injured and killed daily by dangerous products and defective drugs. Whether the harm was caused by a manufacturing defect or a failure to warn of possible side effects, our New Jersey product liability lawyers can fight to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have extensive experience protecting clients injured by dangerous products.
Types of Product Liability Claims
Product liability claims can come in many forms. We provide free initial consultations on claims involving the following types of defective products:
- Dangerous Pharmaceuticals
- Actos – (Pioglitazone) Type 2 diabetes medication
- Fosamax – Osteoporosis treatment
- Yaz – Birth control
- Risperdal – Antipsychotic medication
- Topamax – Anticonvulsant drug
- Zithromax – Antibiotic
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Zofran- Nausea and vomiting medication used during pregnancy that is linked to birth defects
- Unsafe Devices
- Transvaginal mesh implant
- Zimmer NexGen knee implants
- Hip Replacement – DePuy, Biomet
- Defective Automotive Equipment
- Seat belts
- Ignition Switches – GM Recall
- Defective Consumer Products or Manufacturing Flaws
- Manufacturing equipment
- Processing plants
- Conveyor systems
Defective or dangerous products pose a risk often not seen until it is too late. Product liability cases allow people to hold the manufacturers accountable for cutting corners in safety in favor of releasing a more profitable product. Product defects can appear in many situations, and making sure manufacturers are liable for their misdeeds is an important way to help prevent these kinds of situations from arising again.
Industrial and Workplace Product Defects
Industrial product defects injure and kill thousands of individuals annually. Manufacturers have a duty to their customers to provide them with safe products that have guidelines for correct usage highlighting any dangers that could exist. Industrial products are as varied as the businesses and manufacturers that utilize them. Industrial, construction, and manufacturing jobs may involve equipment that can pose a risk, even if they are used correctly. Examples of industrial and office product liability include:
- Construction equipment defects
- Insulation hazards, such as asbestos
- Defective industrial equipment
- Deficient safety equipment
- Products that cause ergonomic injuries
It is important to note that if you or your loved one was injured or killed on the job by dangerous machinery, such as during construction or in a factory, or exposed to dangerous or deadly fumes, vapor, or gases, there may be additional third party or workers’ compensation claims involved concurrently. We have the experience to handle your entire case; our New Jersey defective products lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of product liability cases.
Defective Household Product Claims
Household products that do not meet standard safety requirements are a common cause of serious injury in the United States. Manufacturers of consumer products have a duty to protect their customers from injury by including how to use the product according to directions and supplying warnings about potential dangers. If the products supplied to consumers do not have explicit warnings and instructions on their labels and the person using the product is injured, it is possible to file a product defect liability claim against the manufacturer.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure in their own home. Common product defects that can lead to serious injury, illness, or death include:
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Toys that pose a choking hazard
- Toxic toys
- Toxic jewelry
- Unsafe food
- Dangerous drugs
- Highly flammable furniture
- Flammable clothing
- Any product that failed to provide adequate warnings of potential dangers
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a consumer product that was defective, or a faulty product design, you could receive compensation if it resulted in injury, permanent disability, or wrongful death. The manufacturer has a responsibility to properly test and label items that are sold to consumers.
Our lead New Jersey product liability attorney, Todd Leonard, has been assisting personal injury clients with product liability claims for over 25 years. As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, he has received a number of awards and accolades for his work. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our New Jersey defective products lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for injury victims and recently achieved a settlement of over 20 million dollars in one case.
Contact a New Jersey Product Liability Lawyer
If you have been injured by a defective product or machine, it is important that you contact the New Jersey product liability attorneys of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm. We provide free initial consultations, Spanish bilingual legal services, and work on a contingency fee basis. With no risk to you, you can have your case evaluated and we can advise you about your rights. When you hire our experienced New Jersey defective product lawyers, you will get a whole team of legal professionals working for you. Call us at (973) 920-7900 today to discuss your case.