Holding Manufacturers Accountable For Dangerous Products And Drugs

Consumer products are constantly evolving, usually becoming safer, cheaper and making our lives easier. However, while we typically benefit from innovation, some new products may turn out to be defective and dangerous due to a lack of proper testing, insufficient regulations or even fraud. From something as small as a prescription pill to a massive construction crane, defective products have the potential to cause us great harm.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you need an aggressive trial firm with the resources to defend your rights ― you need Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C. Our lawyers can help you investigate the cause of your injuries and determine your legal options.

Product Liability: The Basics

Essentially, New York law requires manufacturers and retailers to ensure that their products are not defective or dangerous in any way, or at least to make sure they give consumers proper warnings of possible dangers. If they fail to do this, and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries under the legal principle known as product liability.

In New York, there are several situations in which a manufacturer or retailer may be legally accountable in a product liability case, including when:

  • Products are dangerous because they are defectively designed.
  • Products are dangerous because of a defect in their manufacturing or construction.
  • Products are dangerous because the manufacturer or retailer failed to provide sufficient warnings or proper instructions.

While product liability cases often involve everyday consumer products ― such as defective automobiles, power tools, machinery, sports equipment, furniture and electronics, just to name a few ― they can also involve medical devices and pharmaceuticals. In fact, defective medications and drugs have been known to cause significant injuries and, in some cases, death.

Think You Cannot Afford An Attorney? You Better Think Again.

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C., we handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis ― meaning you will not owe any lawyer fees until we obtain you a recovery. There is nothing to lose, so contact us today and schedule your FREE consultation. You can call our Manhattan office at 212-385-1444 or toll free at 866-492-7487 or email us online.