DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS When the Stakes Are High, Victims Choose Levy Konigsberg

Defective Product Attorneys

Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit

Every year, thousands of individuals are injured, maimed, or killed by defective and dangerous products. In the most basic terms, a product must meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer; if there is an unexpected defect or danger, or a failure to provide an appropriate safety warning, then the product fails the test of ordinary expectations. The law permits any injured person to bring suit and recover damages if he or she is injured by a defective product.

At Levy Konigsberg, we represent individuals and families who have suffered devastating losses due to the negligence and wrongful conduct of product manufacturers, distributors, and other commercial entities. Our defective product attorneys have decades of experience and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of those affected by faulty, flawed, and dangerous products. Our extensive track record of success includes cases against national and global companies, including producers of asbestos, pharmaceutical giants, tobacco companies, and auto manufacturers, among others.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a defective product, contact Levy Konigsberg today at (800) 315-3806 for a free and confidential consultation.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability is an area of civil litigation law that deals with defective products, the injuries and deaths they cause, and liability for victims’ damages. In other words, if you were harmed by a defective product, you can file a product liability claim or lawsuit against a liable manufacturer, seller, distributor, or other party.

Product liability cases are typically brought on one of the following grounds:

  • Negligence
  • Strict liability
  • Breach of contract or warranty, expressed or implied
  • Default

In some cases, you may need to prove that the defendant was negligent regarding the creation or distribution of the defective product. However, more often, this is not necessary to the successful resolution of your product liability claim.

We strongly encourage you to contact our product liability lawyers at Levy Konigsberg if you or your loved one was harmed by a defective product. These cases are often very complex and can be challenging to prove without the help of a skilled legal team. Our attorneys have what it takes to go up against major product manufacturers and other commercial entities, and we are committed to securing the justice and fair compensation you are owed.

Types of Product Defects

While different products can contain a wide variety of defects, these defects fall into three distinct categories.

The three main types of product defects include:

  • Design Defects: Inherent flaws that make a product unreasonably dangerous or pose an unreasonable risk of injury to the user
  • Manufacturing Defects: Flaws that result from defective parts, missing components, or manufacturing errors, including contamination
  • Marketing/Labeling Defects: Inadequate warnings and instructions, or the willful misrepresentation of how a product should be used

Depending on the type of defect a product has, the liable party could include the manufacturer, designer, subcontractor, wholesaler, distributor, or dealer of the product. Therefore, identifying the type of defect a product has is important to your overall case, as it allows our defective product attorneys to determine who is responsible for your damages.

Damages in Product Liability Cases

If you have been injured or if your loved one was killed by a defective product, chances are you have suffered significant physical, emotional, mental, and financial challenges as a result. The purpose of filing a product liability lawsuit is to recover monetary compensation for your losses, or “damages.” The exact amount you can recover, as well as the overall value of your case, will depend on numerous factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, and whether you are found partly at fault in causing your injuries.

That being said, many defective product victims are able to successfully recover compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical care costs
  • Medications and medical devices
  • Ambulance/hospital fees
  • Lost income, wages, and benefits
  • Loss of future expected earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses

In some cases, it may also be possible to seek punitive damages. Also known as exemplary damages, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for gross negligence or acts of willful/wanton misconduct, leading to severe injury or death.

Our product liability lawyers at Levy Konigsberg can review your case during a free, confidential consultation and determine which types of damages you may be able to recover. We encourage you to contact our firm today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Types of Defective Product Cases We Handle

At Levy Konigsberg, we represent clients nationwide in all types of defective product cases, including but not limited to claims involving:

We have successfully represented clients in some of the most complex, high-profile product liability lawsuits in the country, and we have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. In total, our firm has recovered over $3 Billion for clients nationwide.

Call Levy Konigsberg for a Free Consultation with a Product Liability Lawyer

If you were involved in an accident caused by a defective product, or if your loved one died due to a flawed or faulty product, reach out to our product liability lawyers today to learn how we can help. It is important that you act quickly, as there is likely a statute of limitations on your case. If you wait too long, you could lose your right to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your damages.

The Levy Konigsberg team is ready to stand up for you and your rights, including your right to a fair recovery. Our multilingual staff assists clients in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Additionally, we provide our product liability legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.

Call us today at (800) 315-3806 or use our secure online contact form to request a free and confidential consultation today.

Our High-Impact cases

  • VERDICT IN FOUR MESOTHELIOMA CASES $750 Million
  • FLINT WATER CRISIS SETTLEMENT $626 Million
  • LARGEST MESOTHELIOMA VERDICT IN U.S. HISTORY $325 Million

    This case is currently awaiting final review on appeal.

  • LANDMARK MESOTHELIOMA CASE $117 Million
  • Landmark Mesothelioma Case $117 Million

    Stephen and Kendra Lanzo v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. and Imerys Talc America, Inc.

  • Mesothelioma Case $90.5 Million

    Johns Manville I

  • Whistleblower & Qui Tam Case $70 Million

    USA ex rel Dr. Gabriel Feldman vs. The City of New York

  • Mesothelioma Case $47.2 Million

    Consorti, Luchnick, Pulizzi, Tabolt

  • Menthol Cigarettes Case $43.1 Million

    Joanna M. Summerlin, Individually and as Executor of the Estate of Louis E. Summerlin

  • Mesothelioma Case $37.3 Million

    Douglas Barden et al. v. Johnson & Johnson (“J&J) and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. (“JJCI”)

  • Mesothelioma Case $30.3 Million

    Susan Buttitta v. Asbestos Corp., et al.

  • Mesothelioma Case $23 Million

    City of Baltimore v. U.S. Gypsum et al.

  • Mesothelioma Case $22 Million

    Mayer, Pride

  • Mesothelioma Case $19.5 Million

    Matteson, Lustenring v. AC & S, Inc., et al.

  • Mesothelioma Case $18.5 Million

    New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Consolidated Asbestos Litigation

  • Mesothelioma Case $18.2 Million

    Ronsini, Cardinal, Hoz

  • Mesothelioma Case $18.2 Million

    Gantcher, White, Venturno, Dollas, Mangialomini

  • Toxic Chemical Exposure $18.2 Million

    Ayers v. Township of Jackson

  • Mesothelioma Case $16.5 Million

    Florence Nemeth v. Whittaker Clark & Daniels, et al.

  • Mesothelioma Case $14.3 Million

    New York Consolidated Powerhouse Asbestos Litigation

OUR PARTNERS Making a Difference for Clients and Public Health

Levy Konigsberg’s landmark jury verdicts and settlements make a difference in the lives of our clients and the public. Our cases have changed the law to make people safer and resulted in dangerous products being removed from the market. Our attorneys handle a broad range of cases, including cases involving mesothelioma, lead poisoning, water contamination, sexual abuse, pharmaceutical liability, tobacco injuries, toxic chemical exposure,  and more. We have been nationally recognized for our long history of achieving record-setting results.

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