When Dangerous Products Cause Harm To Consumers
Each year, millions of consumers are injured and thousands are killed as a result of defective products—items that are hazardous because of a design flaw or manufacturing defect. Unfortunately, products that we rely on every day in our homes, at work and in our travels have the potential to cause serious injury and even death. Pennsylvania products liability laws are intended to protect consumers who have been injured by unreasonably dangerous items such as medications, household appliances, workplace equipment and children’s toys.
When a worker or consumer loses a hand, finger or limb, or is otherwise injured or by a product that did not work as it was supposed to, that person and/or their loved ones may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other hardships. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to deter the manufacturer or seller of the product from future harmful conduct.
Defective Product Injury Claims
Some types of defective products that have resulted in multimillion-dollar verdicts include:
- Unsafe motorcycle helmets
- Automobile defects, including air bags, parking brakes, lap belts
- Defective BB guns
- Construction equipment, such as cranes, forklifts, bulldozers and backhoes
- Dangerous toys
- China-made products
- Hip replacements
- Defective pharmaceuticals
At the defective product law firm of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias, our product liability lawyers understand that victims of unsafe products suffer physical, emotional and financial trauma. If you or a family member has been injured by a defective consumer good, our experienced, compassionate attorneys can help you seek the compensation, whether in a settlement or through a jury verdict, to which you may be entitled.
Free Consultation After An Injury
Your Pennsylvania defective products lawyer at Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias, will take the time to answer your questions, evaluate your case, discuss your concerns and personally return your phone calls. If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a faulty product or a workplace safety issue, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights.