Did you or a loved one sustain injuries while using a defective or dangerous product in the Bronx, NY? Product manufacturers can be held strictly liable for defective products. A Bronx product liability lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
We’ve been fighting hard to protect the rights of injured clients in NYC since we were founded in 1992. In that time, we’ve recovered over $400 million in compensation for our satisfied clients.
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Big Pharma and other manufacturing companies make billions of dollars selling consumer products each year. Far too often, those products are dangerous to consumers.
While manufacturers can be strictly liable for damages, proving a product liability case isn’t easy. Even if the defect seems obvious, insurance companies make it tough to get the fair compensation you deserve. An experienced Bronx product liability attorney can level the playing field and fight for the money you need.
When you hire Oresky & Associates, PLLC, you’ll have a lawyer with over 30 years of experience in your corner. Our respected lawyers have been rated by Super Lawyers and included in New York Magazine’s “New York’s Leading Personal Injury Lawyers.”
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Taking legal action can be overwhelming. Our Bronx personal injury attorneys are here to help. Call for your free initial consultation to learn more about our practice areas and case results.
Not every defective product attracts widespread media coverage. Similarly, the FDA and CPSC don’t have to issue a product recall for a product to be dangerous.
Here are some statistics that illustrate just how common defective products are:
Overall, about 40 million Americans are injured by defective products each year. Another 46,200 lose their lives.
Manufacturers, designers, and even wholesalers can be held strictly liable for damages when they sell defective products. Many different parties are involved in producing a consumer product. Depending on the facts, any one of those parties could be responsible for allowing a defective product to reach the market.
You don’t have to wait for a product recall to take legal action. Some product defects aren’t discovered until thousands of people have been harmed.
If you were injured, our lawyers can help you prove who was responsible.
New York personal injury laws are designed to make victims “whole” again after an accident. That might seem impossible if you’ve suffered a permanent injury. Still, it’s necessary to put a dollar value on your suffering to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Many factors are relevant in calculating the value of your personal injury case, including:
Product liability cases can be difficult to handle on your own. In almost all cases, the defendant is a big corporation with teams of defense lawyers on their side. These corporations know how to defend themselves – and how to downplay the extent of your injuries.
Fortunately, our Bronx product liability attorneys know how to fight back. We’ll do everything possible to recover the maximum compensation you deserve. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation and get the trusted legal representation you deserve.
Victims of defective products can seek compensation for their economic damages and non-economic damages. That means you’re entitled to compensation for both financial losses and losses that don’t have a clear financial value.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
Some acts are so shocking that the courts will award punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded solely to punish the defendant rather than compensate the plaintiff for a specific loss.
Defective products can cause serious long-term damage.
Our lawyers in the Bronx often represent clients who have sustained:
A severe injury or illness can also cause serious mental health problems. If you or a loved one are suffering, don’t hesitate to call our law offices to schedule a free case review today.
Our lawyers have experience handling a wide range of complex product liability cases.
We’re here to help if you were injured because of a dangerous or defective:
Any type of product can become dangerous if assembled incorrectly. Our lawyers will evaluate your case for free, so don’t hesitate to reach out for a free case review if you’ve been injured using a consumer product.
Product manufacturers can be held liable for damages even if no one was negligent.
Instead, you can establish liability by proving:
Three types of defects can give rise to a valid product liability case: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects.
A design defect is a problem with the product’s design, composition, or structure. In cases involving design defects, every single product of the same type suffers from the same defect. Because of that, these cases are often the subject of class-action lawsuits.
Roundup weed killer is a recent example of a product that suffered from a design defect. That’s because it’s been shown that exposure to the product’s active ingredient increases the risk of developing cancer.
Some products are dangerous because of a mistake in the manufacturing process. For example, if a prescription drug becomes contaminated during manufacturing, a single batch may suffer from a defect. It’s also possible that only one product was defective.
A marketing defect is a failure to warn consumers about the risks associated with a product. Marketing defect cases can also be based on a failure to provide instructions for proper use.
One example of a marketing defect is when a drug company fails to warn patients about the risks associated with a prescription drug.
It’s also possible that you could have a valid product liability case based on negligence. If the manufacturer failed to exercise reasonable care to ensure product safety, they may be liable for damages.
Under New York state law, the statute of limitations is three years. Most victims have three years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit.
However, product liability cases are slightly different. You may not know about your injuries for a significant amount of time after using a dangerous medical device or drug. The three-year clock in these cases starts running on the date you knew or reasonably should have known about the injury.
Do you have questions about your legal rights after using a dangerous product? Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC to schedule a free consultation with a Bronx product liability lawyer who can help.
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