Defective Products
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Defective Products
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

New Jersey Product Liability Attorneys

NEW JERSEY PRODUCT LIABILITY: TABLE OF CONTENTS

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.

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.

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A proven track record of success

$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Apartment Fire
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.0Million
Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
$1.0Million
Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Fall Down Accident
$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Apartment Fire
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.0Million
Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
$1.0Million
Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Fall Down Accident
$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.96Million
Car Accident/Brain Injury
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$3.1Million
Slip and Fall: Workers’ Compensation & Premises Liability Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Fire Apartment
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.1Million
Slip & Fall Accident

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:

Defective Consumer Products or Manufacturing Flaws


  • Forklifts
  • Ladders
  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Processing plants
  • Grinders
  • Saws
  • Conveyor systems
  • Round Up - We are considering cases where a client had sufficient use of Round Up and later was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (we will review the subtype diagnosed). A residential user: a minimum of 80 hours lifetime use of Round Up on 3-4+ acres of land. For Agricultural user: minimum of 150 hours lifetime use of Round Up.
  • Talcum Powder (J & J Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, Gold Bond or Cashmere Bouquet) - We will consider cases where the client has 4 yrs + consistent use of talcum powder and was diagnosed with serous or serous invasive ovarian and/or endometroid/fallopian tube cancer as the primary cancer where the client’s BRCA gene test is negative or unknown. Strong preference for age under 70 yrs old. AS noted above, we are also reviewing Mesothelioma diagnosis after talcum powder use
  • Artificial Tears - We are considering claims for people who used EzriCare or Delsam Pharmaceutical Eye products (artificial tears or ointment) and, after which, they experienced significant injury as a result. Injuries may include vision disturbance, vision loss, damage to the eye, eye infection, infection in other part of the body, sepsis, or death.
  • Poppy Seed Tea - We are looking at injury cases after people have had a stroke or other serious injury after ingesting unwashed poppy seed tea.
  • Trampoline (SkyZone or others) - We are looking at serious permanent injury or traumatic brain injury for people injured at SkyZone Trampoline parks (or others), mainly in the trampoline area of the properties.
  • Whirlpool/Maytag/KitchenAid Dishwashers - We are considering a class action matter for those who purchased specific models of Whirlpool, Maytag or KitchenAid dishwashers in 2020 or after and the involved dishwasher leaked due to defect in the heating element with interest in those clients where the leak caused damage to their property/home.

Unsafe Devices


  • Transvaginal mesh implant
  • Zimmer NexGen knee implants
  • Hip Replacement - DePuy, Biomet
  • Hip Implants - Wright MOM, DePuy Pinnacle MOM hip implants
  • IVC Filter (inferior vena cava filter- used to keep blood clots from traveling to lungs or heart)
  • Transvaginal Mesh (”TVM”)
  • Metal-on-metal hip implants
  • 3M Military Ear Plugs - We are looking at military personnel with diagnosis of tinnitus or hearing loss and a VA Disabiity rating for the hearing injury, who used of 3M combat arms dual-ended earplugs during military service and were exposed to explosives or gunfire between 2003 to 2016.
  • CPAP - We are looking at injury claims for clients who were diagnosed with lung, oral or throat cancer after use of one of the recalled CPAP, BiPAP, Non-Continuous Ventilators and Mechanical Ventilators. Exposure: those who used the machine regularly for at least a year. We are not considering those with smoking history.
  • Hernia Mesh (specific brands) - We are considering Bard/Darvol hernia mesh matters wherein the client had an implant and revision surgery due to failure/defect in the mesh itself.  The date of implant needs to be recent enough that the surgery implant report with the product ID info, as well as review the revision surgery report to determine if it is qualified. We cannot consider any hiatal hernia matters or any matters where an infection occurred within a few weeks of the mesh implant. We are considering include Bard/ Davol mesh: Visilex; Composix; Composix EX; Spermatex; 3D Max (no 3D Max Lite); Spermamesh; Perfix Plug; Ventralex; Ventralight; Ventrio; Dulex; Kugel: Marlex: Prefix; Bard Mesh.
  • Exactech Implants (hip, knee or ankle) - We are considering cases for clients who had an implant of a recalled Exactech hip, knee or ankle, which was implanted in 2004 or later and revision surgery has occurred or is expected.
  • Physiomesh
  • Proceed (taking some of these)
  • Prolene Hernia System (PHS)
  • Covidien/Medtronic: (Formerly Tyco)
  • Parietex (many types)
  • Symbotex

Atrium:

  • C-Qur (Lap – no FX)
  • Proloop

Bard/ Davo:

  • Visilex
  • Composix
  • Composix EX
  • Spermatex
  • 3D Max (no 3D Max Lite)
  • Sepramesh
  • Perfix Plug
  • Ventralex
  • Ventralight
  • Ventrio
  • Dulex
  • Kugel
  • Marlex
  • Prefix
  • Bard Mesh

We are looking at cases where the client has used a brand name (no generic)

Toxic Exposure


  • Asbestos - Malignancy diagnosis (lung cancer) following 5 years or more exposure to asbestos, provided there is no ongoing smoking for anyone with a smoking history. We may consider an asbestosis diagnosis, provided the asbestosis is disabling.
  • Benzene - We are considering cases where the injured person has had Benzene exposure for 5 years or more (with product exposure taking place before 1985) and was diagnosed with one of the following: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), or Aplastic Anemia (AA). SOL considerations- diagnosis should be given within the last 2 years or discovery argument is viable as to when the person discovered their diagnosis was caused by Benzene. Our target jurisdictions are PA, NJ or DE.
  • Lead Toxicity/Poisoning - We are considering cases for clients who have serious lead-related injury where the lead level in blood tests is 10 mg/dl and the doctor relates the diagnosis to the lead exposure.
  • Mesothelioma - We are considering a person with asbestos exposure or talcum powder exposure who is later diagnosed with mesothelioma.
  • Mold Toxicity - Mold related illness diagnosed by treating doctor for client who lived in a residence that was tested to confirm the mold presence and doctor has opines the diagnosis was caused by mold.
  • PFAS/AFFF - We are looking at injury cases where the client has had months and/or years of exposure to PFAS chemical while living or working on a military base within the United States or there has been direct/ regular exposure to AFFF firefighting foam.  For those exposed in this manner who are later diagnosed with one of the following diagnoses: Kidney cancer, Liver cancer, Thyroid cancer, Testicular cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Thyroid Disease (primarily hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism) or pregnancy induced hypertension (pre-eclampsia). The diagnosis date must be within the last 20 years.

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Most Common Product Liability Injuries

From seatbelts, airbags, toys, industrial equipment, household products, and pharmaceutical drugs, products that cause injury or adverse reactions pose a risk to the public. The most common product liability injuries suffered from defective products are:

  • Choking Injury
  • Burn Injury
  • Organ Failure
  • Head Injury
  • Bone Fractures

Industrial and Workplace Product Defects

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.

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:

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    Construction equipment defects
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    Insulation hazards, like asbestos
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    Defective industrial equipment
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    Deficient safety equipment
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    Products that cause ergonomic injuries

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.

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.

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:

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    Faulty electrical wiring
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    Toxic toys & toys the pose a choking hazard
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    Toxic jewelry
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    Unsafe food and dangerous drugs
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    Flammable furniture & clothing
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    Any product that failed to provide adequate warnings of potential dangers
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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.

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Work With a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Our lead New Jersey product liability attorney, Todd Leonard, has been assisting personal injury clients with product liability claims for over 35 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.