From the time you wake up in the morning to the time you go to bed at night, you will use dozens if not hundreds of different products. From electronic gadgets and kitchen appliances, to food and clothing, to medical equipment and prescription medications, all of us rely on a wide variety of products designed to keep us healthy and safe from harm. When products break or malfunction due to manufacturing defects, design flaws, or other issues, negligent manufacturers should be held liable for consumer injuries and fatalities.
If you were injured by a defective product in New Jersey, or if one of your loved ones became an injury victim or wrongful death victim, attorney Joseph Lombardo may be able to help you recover compensation for your pain, suffering, and financial losses, including medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income. Joseph has over 20 years of experience handling complex personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of New Jersey residents. By taking a nuanced and results-oriented approach to each case he handles, Joseph has obtained favorable outcomes for numerous clients during his many years practicing personal injury law.
To set up a free, completely confidential legal consultation with Joseph, call Lombardo Law at (800) 930-3241. Our phone lines are always open, including nights and weekends, and you will not be charged any fees for your consultation.
Defective Product Claims Attorney Joseph Lombardo Handles
It isn’t just industrial-grade or complex machinery which can harm consumers and their family members. Unfortunately, almost any type of product you could imagine has the potential to cause catastrophic injury to unknowing consumers, no matter how simple or harmless the product initially appears to be. For example, talcum powder has recently been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer, leading to product liability lawsuits against manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.
Attorney Joseph Lombardo is prepared to handle a wide array of claims arising from malfunctioning and defective products, including but not limited to the following:
- Defective Cars, Car Parts, and Automotive Equipment
- Takata Airbag Recall (Acura, Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Dodge, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Subaru, Nissan, Infiniti, Pontiac, Saab)
- Toyota Floor Mats
- GM Ignition Switch Recall
- Trinity Guardrails
- Bicycle Helmets
- Motorcycle Helmets
- Seat Belts
- Baby Seats
- Defective and Dangerous Prescription Drugs and Medications
- Avandia and Actos
- AndroGel and Testosterone Supplements
- Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control
- Electronics and Appliances
- Electric Heating Blankets
- Toaster Ovens and Microwaves
- Power Cords and Extension Cords
- Space Heaters
- Implants and Medical Devices/EquipmentHip Replacements
- Cochlear Implants
- Transvaginal Mesh
- Toys and Products for Children
- Cribs and Beds
- Balls, Bats, and Sporting Equipment
- Dolls and Stuffed Animals
- Swimming Pool Toys
- Magnetic Toys
- Board Games and Game Pieces
Liability for Compensating Injury and Wrongful Death Victims
When a consumer uses a product as intended, yet suffers an injury or becomes a wrongful death victim, the manufacturer may potentially be considered negligent and held liable for compensation. It depends on the circumstances surrounding the production and use of the product. Issues which can allow harmful or even fatal defects to compromise the safety of consumer products include the following:
- Manufacturing Defects – Accidents and mistakes which occur during the manufacturing process.
- Labeling Defects (Failure to Warn) – Manufacturers fail to clearly and prominently products which are dangerous or carry specific health hazards.
- Design Flaws – Vulnerable points in the product’s blueprint means the completed product is inherently and structurally dangerous by design, no matter how well the product happens to be assembled or constructed.
- Improper Storage and Shipping – Products can degrade if they are improperly stored or shipped. Improper storage was the root cause of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Volatile airbag propellants were improperly stored at Takata’s Mexican plant, leading to chemical instability.
Depending on the type of product involved and the nature of the flaw or malfunction, product defects can lead to issues and safety hazards such as:
- Clasps and buckles which fail to lock properly.
- Frail or brittle products which can shatter, warp, or flex.
- Straps and restraints which can shift or become loose.
- Smothering or choking hazards, which are especially dangerous for infants and young children.
- Surfaces and supports which crack, collapse, or break under weight.
- Lethal food poisoning, chemical overdose, or product toxicity.
- Products which do not respond to user input, e.g. don’t turn off/on when they are supposed to.
- Products which do not function as intended, e.g. exploding Takata airbags.
- Products which are highly flammable, corrosive, or otherwise harmful.
If you were hurt in New Jersey after using a defective product, Lombardo Law may be able to help you and your loved ones get the compensation and closure you deserve. To start discussing your accident in a free and private case evaluation, call Joseph Lombardo at (800) 930-3241 right away. Joseph is prepared to handle cases throughout Southern New Jersey, including but not limited to Atlantic City, Cherry Hill, Camden, Burlington County, Cumberland County, and Gloucester County.