New York Consumer Injury

Defective Products

Serving Western New York

In today’s world the sheer number of consumer products that one comes into daily contact with is incalculable. Generally speaking, most products are safe and perform the way they should. A defective product, however, can be quite dangerous, causing injuries and even death. When this takes place, the victims and their families can and should file a product liability lawsuit against the designer, manufacturer and/or distributor of the product to recover compensation for:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Pain, suffering and disability

Common Defective Products

Common defective products that have spawned notable product liability and class action lawsuits in the past include:

  • Defective automobiles, tires, airbags and safety belts
  • Defective children’s toys and safety equipment such as car seats
  • Dangerous prescription drugs
  • Flammable fabrics
  • Dietary supplements
  • Welding rods
  • Foods from grocery stores and fast food chains
  • Cosmetics
  • Medical devices such as pacemakers
  • Electrical products like space heaters
  • Industrial machines
  • Construction equipment

Product Defects

There are three ways by which consumer products like the ones listed above can be considered defective:

  • Design defects: flaws in the product’s conceptual design
  • Manufacturing defects: defects that occur during the manufacturing process
  • Marketing Defects: flaws in the instructions, warning labels or product description related to the potential or latent dangers of the product

If you or a loved one in the Buffalo Niagara Region has been injured by a defective product, we invite you to contact the defective product lawyers of John Feroleto Attorneys at Law today. We can assess the details of your case at a free consultation and determine the best course of legal action to take.

If a lawsuit is recommended, we will devote all of our resources to building a case on your behalf and litigating against the manufacturer or distributor responsible for your injury and the insurance companies that represent them. We work on a no recovery, no fee basis, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

To learn more about defective products, please select from the following links:

Useful Links:

Department of Agriculture:
www.fsis.usda.gov

Consumer Product Safety Commission:
www.cpsc.gov

Food and Drug Administration:
www.fda.gov

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
www.nhtsa.gov