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Defective Products Injuries

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Along with medical malpractice cases, this is a highly specialized arena of personal injury law that covers a wide spectrum of mass-produced consumer goods that arrive in the marketplace for folks of all ages. When a manufacturing, construction, or design flaw exists, or a product is simply defective, serious injuries can occur.

There are many types of products that fall into this category. What comes to mind quite frequently in the realm of defective products are poorly made toys and games for children which are especially dangerous, as they can be swallowed and cause choking which could lead to death. And when a malfunctioning drug pump dispenses the wrong dosage of medication to a sick or elderly patient, the consequences can be just as dire.

The companies that make these defective products, sadly, sometimes do so willfully, as they may seek to cut expenses by using inferior, imitation, or simply the wrong parts, during assembly.

And while most of these types of injuries occur in the home, without as many spectators as a high-speed car accident, for example, the injuries they leave in their wake should be treated with the same degree of care and seriousness.

Product liability cases require the delicate, compassionate, and knowledgeable resources of an experienced and savvy personal injury law firm. Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft has been zealously championing the rights of our personal injury clients in the greater New York City area for the last nine decades.

We have the legal knowledge and discipline to gather the unique facts surrounding the accident that left you sick or injured and build a compelling case against the company responsible for selling or distributing the defective product in question.

If you have been injured because of a defective or malfunctioning product, the compassionate personal injury lawyers Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft urge you in the most strenuous fashion possible to save and preserve all of the physical evidence that you can.

This means, specifically, that you should never throw away the actual product that caused your pain and suffering, and you should never discard the packaging in which it arrived or the sales receipt for your purchase, if possible.

Our lawyers will need the actual product itself to help build your case. We want to maximize the amount of your monetary award so you may move forward with your life and not be unfairly burdened by medical bills or any other expenditure directly related to your injury.

The staff at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft will rely on every resource at its disposal, including paralegals, industrial engineers, medical professionals, industry designers, and other expert witnesses, to prove to a judge or jury that your injuries were the direct result of a defective product.

This process could entail the recreation of your accident or the comparison between the product you bought and other similar ones. Our goal will be to demonstrate precisely how and why the product was unsafe.

We understand that there is a basic trust when consumers purchase a product from a company, especially an ostensibly reputable one, and when that trust is violated, and a serious injury results, Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft will be there to defend your rights.

There is never a cost to meet with us to discuss the merits of your case. We never receive any compensation for our work unless our clients get paid. We therefore encourage you to call our office today.

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft looks forward to speaking with you soon.