Recalls Of Defective Products

Recalls Of Defective Products

Product recalls protect consumers from suffering injuries from faulty products in the future – but what happens to those who purchased those items before the recall? They may have already become victims of injuries and illness as a result of using or being exposed to these items.

If you or a loved one has suffered in this manner, it is time to speak with a New York product liability lawyer at The Sanders Firm. Our attorneys will outline all of your options when it comes to getting the compensation that you deserve for your injury and financial losses. Every year, dozens of lawsuits filed in New York arise from defective or recalled products that have caused innocent consumers to suffer irreparable damages, emotional trauma and, in some cases, wrongful death.

Recalls pertain to a wide array of products including contaminated food, common household products, over the counter and prescription medication, electronics and appliances, infant products, motor vehicles, medical devices, and computer equipment.

Recalled products currently involved in ongoing litigation

Recalled automobiles, medical devices and pharmaceutical products cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year.

Some of the items involved in product liability litigation include:

  • GM vehicles due to ignition switch issues and unintended ignition key rotation
  • Toyota automobiles
  • DePuy ASR hip implants (manufactured by Johnson & Johnson)
  • GranuFlo and NaturaLyte (manufactured by Fresenius)
  • Transvaginal mesh products (various manufacturers)
  • Stryker hip implants (Rejuvenate, ABG II, & Trident Ceramic Acetabular Systems)
  • Johnson & Johnson Duragesic
  • Actavis Fentanyl Patches
  • Zimmer NexGen Knee
  • Banana Boat Sunscreens
  • Baby Einstein Jumpers

How New York product recall attorneys can help you

If you are one of the many people affected by a vehicle or product recall, don’t let the statute of limitations run out – speak with a product liability attorney as soon as possible about your rights to compensation. Causes of action for bringing a personal injury lawsuit involving defective or recalled products include negligence, breach of warranty, strict liability and failure to warn.

Of course, it is also imperative to seek immediate medical attention if you have been harmed as a result of a defective or recalled product. Victims should follow the advice of their health care professionals and keep all medical records.

The Sanders Firm attorneys have the experience and resources to take on deep-pocketed corporations and fight for the reparations to which you are entitled. We understand the ins and outs of product liability law, and will expertly manage your case from pretrial processes to a successful jury verdict or out-of-court settlement.

Compensation available to plaintiffs

Litigation can help recoup the costs of all medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and non-economic losses such as emotional distress, pain and suffering.  Every year, personal injury plaintiffs are awarded verdicts in the millions of dollars, though the value of your claim will depend largely on the extent of your injuries and the liability of the defendant (s).

Some defendants may choose to settle out of court when thousands of claims allege similar injuries from a recalled product or device with reported design flaws. Last year, Johnson & Johnson announced it would pay an estimated $4 billion to recipients of the recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement that needed revision surgery.

General Motors predicts it will take a $1.2 billion hit in the second quarter of 2014 for all recall-related expenses and has shown what it will compensate victims of car accidents caused by defective ignition switches. The family of one 17 year-old who died in a crash recovered $2.2 million.

Toyota’s vehicles that suffered unintended acceleration issues have been blamed for at least two deaths. To resolve pending litigation, Toyota negotiated a $1 billion settlement with owners of affected models.

At The Sanders Firm, we want to ensure you achieve the maximum value of your claim. To build the strongest case possible, our attorneys work with veteran industry professionals that will analyze the circumstances of your injury and give the expert testimony that is often crucial in product liability litigation.

File a product liability lawsuit in New York


If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island due to a medical device, medication, or other product that has been the subject of a recall, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact The Sanders Firm to schedule a free initial consultation. Our lawyers know how to take care of the legal details so you can focus on your recovery. Protect your legal rights, call us toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752).

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.