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Philadelphia, PA Defective Product Attorney

The products you buy should make your life better. But occasionally, those products don’t work as promised. If you’ve been harmed by a defective product, dangerous medication, or contaminated food, call the injury attorneys at Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman. We work tirelessly, fighting for the rights of the injured.

Various ways that products become defective

Most of us never think about whether or not the products we use or consume will cause us harm. In general, every product it is sold in the US must be inspected before it can be released to consumers. However, there are various ways that products do become defective, including the following:

  • Defective design: Most products are thoroughly tested by companies before they are mass manufactured and released. However, there are times when design flaws are not discovered during the testing phase. Design flaws can lead to severe injuries for consumers and are often not discovered until after numerous people have been harmed or killed.
  • Manufacturing error: Even a well-designed product can be damaged during the manufacturing process. A manufacturing error can alter a product design and lead to the product not working as intended.
  • Marketing/label problems: As consumers, we rely on a product’s label to give us information about proper use or consumption. If a label is missing key pieces are information, or if the label is incorrect, consumers can become injured or ill.
  • Machines & equipment that cause injury: Types of injuries from saws, lawn mowers, fork lifts, drills, snow blowers, toilets, plant & assembly line equipment, and any kind of machinery.

Types of injuries that can occur due to defective products

There are various types of injuries that can occur when a product is defective. At Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman, our product liability lawyers in Philadelphia have helped clients who have sustained the following due to a defective product:

Faulty products can also lead to internal injuries or illnesses due to consumption. This can include respiratory illnesses, gastrointestinal issues, cardiovascular problems, and more. In some cases, faulty products can lead to various types of cancers forming in a person’s body.

How long do you have to file a product liability case in Philadelphia?

Victims who have been harmed due to using or consuming a defective product need to be aware of the statute of limitations for these claims. Product liability victims in Philadelphia have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against a negligent company or manufacturer. If a product liability victim fails to file a lawsuit within this two-year timeframe, they will lose the ability to recover any compensation at all for their losses.

What type of compensation is available for a Philadelphia product liability case?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to a defective product, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman, our Philadelphia product liability attorneys regularly help clients obtain the following:

  • Full coverage of medical bills arising due to the injury or illness
  • Lost wages if a victim cannot work while they recover
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses that arise
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent company or manufacturer

The total amount of compensation available for these claims will vary depending on the circumstances related to each particular situation. Some factors that can affect how much compensation a victim receives include the severity of the injuries, the amount of pain and suffering the victim endures, and whether or not the victim shared any fault for the incident that caused the injury.

An injury from a defective product can occur anywhere, at home, at work or even on the road. Defective household appliances can cause injury, including cuts, burns and falls, or property damage, and even a fire or explosion. Defective equipment or improper maintenance of equipment can cause harm to employees on the job. Employers have a responsibility to provide safe working conditions with proper and well-functioning equipment. On the road, a tire or other part defect can cause or exacerbate an accident. Negligence on behalf of a repair facility can also cause a wreck or other damage on the road. We hold companies responsible.

No case is too big or too small. Our team has tackled product liability cases against large and powerful manufacturers and corporations, recovering just compensation for victims through settlements and trial verdicts. If you have been injured or lost a loved one from a product with a poor design, inadequate label, or insufficient maintenance, we can help. Companies should be held financially responsible for your medical bills, lost wages and other injury-related expenses.

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