If you have been harmed by a flawed, poorly designed, or inadequately labeled product, it is imperative that you contact a product liability lawyer who can look out for your best interests and pursue legal action on your behalf.
At Eisbrouch Marsh, LLC in New Jersey, we have more than a quarter of a century of legal experience representing people who have been harmed by defective products, including dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. Put our experience to work for you. Call 201-342-5545 today for your free legal consultation.
Types of Product Defects
Product manufacturers are often powerful entities whose interests are often limited to their bottom line. Voluntary recalls and offers of settlement to injured victims are seemingly made in the consumer’s best interest. However, these actions are more often taken in an effort to save corporate funds. Our experience allows us to see through these efforts and help you avoid making a settlement for less than you deserve.
There are three main ways in which a product can be deemed defective:
- Design flaw. The engineers, industrial design experts, or others involved in the product’s conceptualization made a mistake in some stage of the design process that resulted in a dangerous defect in the product.
- Manufacturing defect. At one or more stages in the manufacturing process, something has gone wrong that resulted in the production of some items that were defective.
- Misleading/inaccurate labeling or marketing. If printed directions that come with the product are inadequate or warnings about potential hazards are missing so that the product causes harm, this is considered a defect. If the product is marketed for purposes (especially dangerous ones) other than those for which it was intended or if advertising makes claims for the product beyond what it can do, the company marketing the product can be liable for the misinformation.
It is possible for more than one flaw to have been involved in your accident or injury; for instance, a product that is poorly designed so that it causes harm can also have insufficient warning labels about this dangerous defect.
Massive product recalls seem to hit the news almost every day, affecting cars, strollers, prescription drugs, food products and many more products we all use in our daily life. Although recalls help ensure future safety and health, frequently they don’t take effect until people have already been killed or seriously injured by the defective products.
An enormous variety of products are subject to recall in the U.S. today. Three federal agencies are principally responsible for ordering recalls; each handles a different set of products.
- The Food and Drug Administration regulates and orders recalls of contaminated food products, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, and hazardous tobacco products, among other categories.
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission oversees a wide variety of household products, and can recall everything from defective space heaters to children’s toys that pose choking hazards, to snowboards with faulty bindings and lawn mowers with malfunctioning on-off switches.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administers recalls of defective motor vehicles, dangerous passenger vans, flimsy child car seats, deficient air bags, tires with insufficient tread, and other faulty motor vehicle equipment.
Finding out why a product was recalled, and establishing who was responsible for the underlying problem, can be very difficult. But these are essential elements of a victim’s claim for financial compensation.
That is why the product liability lawyers at Eisbrouch Marsh work with a team of industry experts who examine every step in the process of the design, manufacture, labeling, distribution, and sale of a recalled product to discover who was responsible for the defects. We also work hand in hand with top medical experts to assess the severity of a victim’s injuries, describe treatments that will be needed in the future, and evaluate whether the victim will recover fully or suffer a permanent disability.
Toy and Baby Product Recalls
Every year thousands of children are seriously injured by defective and dangerous products, which are often recalled only after innocent lives are affected. In the event that your child or baby suffered harm from a defective or recalled product, our team of highly-credentialed product liability lawyers will be able to determine whether you have a viable claim for damages, and if so, can begin collecting evidence to support your case.
Each year thousands of vehicles are recalled. However, not before consumers have suffered serious injuries or death because of the defective vehicles. Common defects in vehicles that may give rise to a product liability lawsuit include:
- Steering components
- Fuel system components
- Accelerator controls
- Wheels and tires
- Engine cooling fans
- Windshield wiper assemblies
- Defective seatbacks
- Wiring systems
- Air bags
- Child safety seats
- Faulty components leading to rollover crashes
Call Eisbrouch Marsh, LLC Today
When you or your loved one has suffered grievous injuries because of a defective product, you can turn to the experienced attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh for help with your legal case. Call Eisbrouch Marsh today at 201-342-5545 for your free product liability consultation. We serve residents in northern New Jersey, including Hackensack, Newark, Bergen County, and Essex County from our offices in New Jersey and New York.