Category Archives: Product Liability

Product liability arises when a company sells a product that has a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or fails to warn consumers about certain risks.

What Does Filing a Lawsuit Accomplish?

Filing a lawsuit after an accident cannot undo the injuries or losses you suffered. However, a lawsuit allows you to recover compensation for your economic costs, providing for your future. Additionally, as attorney Fredric Eisenberg explains in this video, filing a lawsuit can also effect change that can prevent similar accidents from happening in the future. For example, product defect lawsuits often force manufacturers to change their methods, eliminating the dangers in future consumer items. Video Transcription One of the things that I always tell my client, and I think it’s very important to listen to clients when they come into your office and really set the expectations, we can never make a client whole in the sense that we can’t put them back together the way they were before they came to our office. But what we can do is provide them an economic recovery which will take care…
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What Can Parents Do to Keep Kids Safe from Defective Products?

As a parent, you want to take steps to keep kids safe from defective products and the injuries they can cause. However, in many cases, you cannot tell as a consumer whether an item is dangerous or defective. Therefore, it may be impossible to protect against all personal injuries caused by defects. Nevertheless, you may be able to file a lawsuit to hold the manufacturer accountable when their product harms a child. In this video, attorney Rita Asseto Sherry explains how an attorney can give you perspective in product defect cases. Video Transcription Zofran is a drug that has been known to injure children. It’s administered off-label during pregnancy to address morning sickness and it has been associated with septal defects in the heart as well as palate issues like cleft palates and things like that. And that can be very difficult to deal with as a mother. You know…
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Auto Recall Alert: Could the Engine in Your Ford Catch Fire?

Could your Ford catch fire or have its door swing open while you are driving? USA Today recently posted an article concerning two separate Ford auto recalls involving cars and trucks that can catch fire and have their doors swing open while the vehicle is moving. Both issues are extremely troubling, because they can lead to drivers and/or passengers suffering catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury, or dying. The issue with the door opening unexpectedly is part of an earlier recall. Reportedly, a tab in the door latch can break, which enables the door to open while driving. The problem with Fords catching fire is new. Per the USA Today report, engines in certain Fords can overheat due to a coolant circulation issue that can lead to the cylinder head cracking, causing an oil leak that can result in an engine fire. In…
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