New York Product Liability Law
While it differs from state to state, products liability law governs the legal responsibility of any parties involved in the manufacture and distribution of a product that is deemed to have caused injuries and/or damages. This may include dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, automotive defects and product recalls. Every state has a law that determines who is liable for property damage or serious injuries caused by a malfunctioning or defective product. This could be the designer, a manufacturer, or the wholesale retailer.
Defective products in New York
New York product liability law dictates that manufacturers and retailers must ensure that their products are not dangerous or defective in any way. Drug makers and companies must provide sufficient warning if any part of their device or product is unsafe or if using it in a certain manner could be considered hazardous to one’s health.
At The Sanders Firm, we believe that manufacturers who don’t follow the law should be held accountable. Our product liability lawyers in New York have helped innocent victims obtain monetary damages for injuries related to dangerous and/or defective products such as:
- Automotive defects
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective machinery
- Product recalls
In New York, an injured party or a relative of a person who died as a result of a defective product can file a products liability lawsuit if they can prove that the item was unsafe and there was no warning to suggest the risk of an unreasonable danger.
New York product liability law
There are several actions that lawyers claim when injuries or wrongful death results from a defective product. The most common are:
- Defective design: the design of the medical device or product was deemed negligent. If a design flaw is identified as dangerous, the design engineer has a duty to reduce the possibility of the dangerous condition of the product causing injury or death.
- Manufacturing flaw: the product was not produced properly and in accordance with FDA regulations, which causes a dangerous or unsafe product.
- Failure to Warn: The manufacturer of a product or drug has a duty to supply sufficient warning on the adverse side effects or risks associate with the product.
For victims who seek legal recourse for their injuries, product liability lawyers in New York often cite negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and various consumer protection claims to help their clients recover significant compensation. Every year, plaintiffs who have filed product liability claims are granted multi-million dollar court awards and settlements because of a defective product or dangerous drug that was placed on the market without sufficient testing or consumer warning.
Product liability lawyers in New York
A defective product may lead to serious injury, property damage and wrongful death. If you or someone you care about has suffered from a manufacturer’s failure to warn or poorly designed product, you need the assistance of attorneys who understand New York product liability law.
The Sanders Firm boasts more than 45 years of experience representing New Yorkers and their loved ones who were victims of defective products, those with design flaws, and other deficiencies in manufacture and instruction. For a free case evaluation with experienced product liability lawyers in New York, call our law offices toll-free to discuss your case. 1.800 FAIR PLAY ( 800.324.7752)