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New Jersey Defective Products Attorney

From the toothbrush you use in the morning to the pillow you sleep on at night, consumer products made by others are an integral part of our lives. We rightfully assume that these products are safe to use as intended and that manufacturers and retailers are not putting us at risk by making and selling defective products.

Unfortunately, in some cases, this assumption proves to be wrong. Every year, thousands of people are injured by defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed products. Thankfully, under New Jersey product liability law, victims are often entitled to compensation. Call our office today to talk to a product liability lawyer in New Jersey and find out whether you have a case.

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products

People across the U.S. use a variety of medical products to improve or maintain their health. Personal products, over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and medical devices all earn manufacturers massive profits each year, and consumers trust that these products are all safe and that they will be properly warned of possible side effects.

Unfortunately, many medical products have unreasonably dangerous effects or fail to inform consumers of the possible risks of using the product, leading to unexpected harm. Some medical products that have been the subject of recent lawsuits include:

These are only a few examples of many drugs or devices that caused serious and even life-threatening complications and injuries to users. Pharmaceutical manufacturers should be held fully liable for the harm caused by their defective and dangerous products.

Auto Parts

Every time you get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, you are at risk of injuries from accidents. While other drivers present enough of a risk of crashes, this risk is only increased by the possibility of defective auto parts.

Auto manufacturers can be negligent like any other type of company, and some parts that might be defective include:

  • Airbags
  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Steering systems
  • Ignition switches
  • Exhaust systems

When any of the above are defective, they can malfunction, causing drivers to lose control and crash. Other malfunctions might cause preventable injuries to drivers, such as the defective Takata airbags that sent metal shards flying into the passenger compartment of the vehicle when the airbag deployed. These corporations should be responsible for the losses of injured accident victims.

Child Products

Defective child products can cause serious injuries to unsuspecting and inexperienced young children. Some examples of child products that are may be defective include:

  • Stollers
  • Toys
  • Cribs
  • Playpens
  • Clothing
  • High chairs
  • Bassinets

Children can sustain serious and disabling injuries from defective products, and parents should learn about their legal rights.

Consult with a New Jersey Defective Products Lawyer Today

If you or a family member has suffered injuries because of a defective product, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced lawyer right away. At the Leonard Legal Group, we’re dedicated to helping victims obtain justice and the compensation to which they are entitled under the law. Contact us online or call 973-984-1414 today to schedule a free case evaluation with a New Jersey product liability attorney. Scott Leonard is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney and has handled product liability cases for 25 years.