Products Liability

Protecting the Rights of the Injured

If you or someone close to you has been injured or killed by a defective product, we offer our sincere condolences. Every year, defective products injure or claim the lives of innocent individuals. Harmful products are the cause of many serious and catastrophic injuries. We trust that every care has been used in the design and production of the products we use, and when that trust is betrayed, it is not our fault. The most tragic aspect of these injuries is that they could have easily been prevented.

Corporations involved in the marketing “enterprise,” and who have reaped profits by placing a defective product in the stream of commerce, should bear the costs of injuries caused by that product. Vandermark v. Ford Motor Co. (1964) 61 C2d 256, 262.  The policy considerations are that (1) the enterprise defendants, unlike the consumers, can anticipate or guard against the recurrence of hazards, (2) the cost of injury may be an “overwhelming misfortune” to the injured consumers, whereas the enterprise defendants can insure against the risk and distribute the cost among the consuming public, and (3) it is in the public interest to discourage the marketing of defective products. See Greenman v. Yuba Power Products, Inc. (1963) 59 C2d 57, 63–64; Brown v. Super.Ct. (Abbott Laboratories) (1988) 44 C3d 1049, 1056.

Anyone that has been injured by a defective product should speak with a Los Angeles product liability attorney from the Makkabi Law Group, APC so that their case can be reviewed. Some products are defectively designed which means that they can injure anyone that uses it regardless of the way it was manufactured. If the flaw lies with the way the product was manufactured, an attorney can tell you whether or not the manufacturer may be held responsible. Sadly, defective design in products could have been avoided if the product had been thoroughly tested. It may not have been allowed on the market had the flaw been identified before the product went to market.

Product liability law is a broad case area that contains a number of different types of claims. Our defective product lawyers have experience handling cases dealing with:

Asbestos Claims

Asbestos is a material that was formerly used in many types of construction, but since then it has been found to have significant health hazards. Those who were exposed to the asbestos fibers can contract a type of cancer called Mesothelioma which can result in serious ramifications if not caught early enough.

Automobile Defects

Were you injured because of a defective automobile part? Were you involved in an accident that was caused by a manufacturing defect? Contact a member of our legal team to see how we could help you. These manufacturers should be held accountable for any negligence in the design or production of these parts.

Breach of Warranty

When a consumer purchases a product, there are some promises that go along with that purchase that are either implied or expressly stated. If the product fails to live up to the promises that were stated, you should contact product liability lawyer. Your safety could be at risk by this type of negligence.

Catastrophic Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can occur without warning and can leave victims facing serious, lifelong complications. If you are experiencing any burn-related injuries, or if a loved one has died as a result of a burn injury, then you need to work with the Makkabi Law Group, APC now.

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are a type of injury that causes substantial bodily harm. From traumatic brain injuries to spinal cord injuries to paralysis to amputation, these injuries greatly affect the victim for the rest of their life.

Construction Products

Construction machinery and tools are dangerous even when they are in perfect working order. When there is a design flaw or manufacturing error, the risk it poses to the safety of those using it is greatly increased. If you were injured because of a defective ladder, tool, crane, or safety harness, please contact our firm.

Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

Numerous consumer drugs are marketed as capable of providing results or relief from acute or chronic conditions; however, when one of these drugs causes serious illness, injury, or fatality, the victim and his or her family may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.

Dangerous Infant Products

Cribs, car seats, swings, and toys can all pose a threat to the safety of infants when there is an error or flaw in the product itself. Manufacturing companies are responsible for providing safe products for consumers, and when they fail to do so, they should be held accountable for what they have done.

Defective & Dangerous Products

Each year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed as a result of a defective product. If you or a loved one is suffering needlessly after a product failed to perform as necessary, then you need to contact our firm as soon as possible and speak with a trusted Los Angeles product liability attorney.

Defective Machinery

If you or a loved one were injured by defective machinery, you should contact a member of our team as soon as possible.  Catastrophic injuries can result from these errors and everything should be done to protect those who were harmed. DePuy ASR Hip Recall The DePuy ASR hip replacement has been used in hip replacement surgery in the U.S. since 2005. However, it has come to light that these hip replacements have been causing further complications and requiring surgery to take place.

Failure to Warn

Some products require a warning label to be included. The product may be quite safe when used in the correct way, however, when used incorrectly, it may cause irreversible harm. If you were injured because the manufacturer failed to warn you about possible dangers, you could be entitled to competition.

Fatal Burn Injuries

Family members of loved ones who died as a result of an electrical or chemical fire or explosion may be eligible to receive compensation. When you work with our firm, we can determine your eligibility to file a claim and pursue the financial assistance that you deserve during this difficult time.

Fire Injuries

Even minor burn injuries can be serious and cause long-term complications, require immediate medical attention, and leave victims facing debilitating issues. Fires also can cause a range of other medical problems. If you were injured, you need to contact Makkabi Law Group, APC today and speak with a Los Angeles fire injury attorney.

Food Poisoning

If you suffered from food poisoning because of an error in preparation or handling, the person responsible for your illness should be held accountable for what they have done. Food poisoning can result in serious complications, sometimes causing people to go to the hospital.

Knee Replacement Recall

If you were one of the thousands of individuals who had knee replacement surgery, only to have your prosthetic recalled or cause you serious injury, you can contact Makkabi Law Group, APC and speak with an attorney about your rights and eligibility for compensation.

Hip Replacement Recall

Various hip replacement products on the market have caused unnecessary pain and suffering to individuals and have been deemed defective. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt, or if your hip replacement implant has been recalled, work with our team as soon as possible.

Medical Devices

Millions of people rely on medical devices to help them with various medical conditions. If you were injured because of a defective wheel chair, joint replacement, catheter, or shoulder pain pump, you should contact our team as soon as possible.

Residential & Commercial Fires

Not only can a fire bring devastating effects on a property, but it poses a serious threat to the safety of everyone in the area as well. If you were injured in a fire caused by faulting wiring, a defective heater, or another dangerous product, you could have a case.

Seat Belt and Air Bag Failure

Seat belts and air bags are supposed to be designed to keep the driver and passengers of a vehicle safe. When they fail to perform, however, the results can be devastating. If you suffered from internal organ damage, broken bones, or back injuries from a defective seat belt or air bag, contact us immediately.

Wrongful Death

If you or someone close to you has been killed by a defective product, we offer our sincere condolences. If you lost a loved one because of a dangerous medical device, drug, defective auto part, or food poisoning, you could be entitled to compensation.

 

Why You Need an Attorney

Insurance companies can be extremely difficult to deal with and often take action to attempt to lower your claim. An attorney can ensure that your rights are not violated and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. If you have been injured, speak immediately with an attorney. The insurance company may try to elicit statements from you that can be used to lower your claim. Having an attorney deal with the insurance company can markedly affect your chances of receiving the compensation you are due. If you have been hurt by a defective or dangerous product, an attorney can benefit you greatly. You should not have to deal with a life-altering injury due to the negligence of another. Manufacturers and distributers should be held responsible for their negligent or wrongful conduct.

Call our firm today 310-887-8000 for a free consultation and experience the outstanding representation we will offer to you.