Product Liability

A manufacturer can be held liable for negligence if lack of reasonable care in the production, design, or assembly of the manufacturer's product caused harm.

A "Product Liability" case may be brought when someone is harmed by an unsafe product. They may have a Cause of Action against the company who designed and manufactured the product. There is a responsibility of a manufacturer to compensate for injury caused by defective merchandise that it has provided for sale. In the United States, some consumers have hailed product liability litigation as an effective tool for Consumer Protection.

Examples of products liability cases are injuries caused by defectively designed or manufactured machines such as:

  • Sheet metal presses 
  • Garbage compactors
  • Printing presses
  • Automobiles

If a worker is injured due to lack of basic safety devices such as guards or alarms or a driver is injured due to an accident caused by the defective design of an automobile they may have a cause of action against the manufacturer.

Martha Gold is a New York medical malpractice attorney who has successfully represented many victims and families who have been forced to deal with the impact medical malpractice. She is familiar with the special issues and complexities that are involved in this area of the law, and draws on her extensive experience in medical negligence to represent her clients.