Consumer Product Liability
Consumer product liability involves holding a company responsible to pay for a person's medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other damage caused by the ordinary use of the product. It may also involve the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit if the consumer product caused or contributed to the death of a user.What are Types of Consumer Product Liability Claims?
Pressure Cooker Injuries - Since electric pressure cookers came onto the market, there have been hundreds of claims where a user was able to open the pressure cooker while it was still pressurized despite the products advertising that the units cannot open while under pressure. Our pressure cooker lawyers have handled hundreds of defective pressure cooker claims on behalf of customers who suffered severe burns when the pressure cooker lid blew off during the cooking cycle, or where the lid opened after the steam was released yet the contents were still under pressure.
3M Combat Arms Earplugs Lawsuits - Members of the military who served between 2003 and 2015 and suffered hearing loss and tinnitus caused by 3M’s earplugs may be entitled to compensation. Allegations came to light that 3M may have sold defective or ineffective ear plugs, which led to hearing loss and tinnitus.
E-cigarette and Juul Claims - We are currently investigating claims on behalf of minors who became addicted to Juul or e-cigarettes. You may also have a claim if you suffered any lung damage from the use of an ecigarette or JUUL.
Otis Elevator Entrapment - Otis Elevator recently issued a recall of private residence elevators after numerous complaints that the elevators can cause users to be injured by the doors. The recall stated that Children can become entrapped in the space between the exterior landing (hoistway) door and the interior elevator car door or gate, and suffer serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor.
Child toys and products - If a child is injured or killed by any toy or product, you may have a product liability claim. This includes injuries, amputation, choking, brain damage or death caused by a toy, clothing, stroller, crib, furniture tipping over, or sleep positioner.
Defective utility knife or switch blade - If a blade safety doesn't work properly and you suffer cuts, you may be entitled to compensation for your laceration, including medical expenses and pain and suffering.What are the Theories of Liability in a Defective Consumer Product Claim?
There are various ways to hold a company liable for compensation if you were injured by a defective product. Negligence involves holding a company responsible where they had a duty to use reasonable care, failed to act reasonably, and someone was hurt or killed by the product. Many states also allow claims of strict liability. This may include claims of manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing issues, like failure to warn or inadequate, vague or confusing warnings.What Compensation am I Entitled to if I Suffered From an Injury From a Product?
You may be entitled to compensation if you were hurt by ordinary or expected use of a product. This may include money for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost Wages
- Out of pocket expenses
Product liability lawyer Jason Turchin has handled more than 6,500 personal injury and accident claims, including hundreds of consumer product injury and wrongful death claims. Jason Turchin has been AV rated by his peers on Martindale-Hubbell, and is a member of the Multi-Million dollar advocates forum list, and Super Lawyers list. As a national product liability attorney, Jason was named lead counsel in IN RE TRISTAR PRESSURE COOKER LITIGATION, a consolidated federal lawsuit involving numerous allegedly defective electric pressure cookers which caused first, second and third degree burns to numerous customers, and is co-lead counsel in a federal class action lawsuit against Sunbeam Product on behalf of consumers injured by allegedly defective Crock Pot Multi Cooker pressure cookers. Jason is a legal media consultant and has appeared or consulted with CBS Evening News, New York Times, NBC Miami, CBS New York, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Bloomberg News, and more. His investigations have also been cited by U.S. Congress, including his extensive investigation into Takata's faulty airbags. That investigation helped lead to the recall of over 80,000,000 vehicles.Free Case Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered injuries while using a household product, consumer product or a toy, you could qualify for compensation. We accept cases from many states, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Washington DC, and have a team of lawyers around the United States we can cocounsel with or refer the case to if we are not able to handle it. Call us at (800) 337-7755 today for a free consultation to see if you are entitled to compensation.
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