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Beyond Recalls: Your Rights as a Consumer in New York

As a consumer in the state of New York, you enjoy a range of rights and protections that are designed to ensure your safety and satisfaction when making purchases. These rights go beyond the typical understanding of product recalls and extend to various aspects of the consumer experience. In this blog, we’ll explore the rights and avenues available to you as a consumer in New York, with a particular focus on pursuing compensation for injuries […]

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Products Require More Than Just a Warning Label in NYC

When you buy a product for use in your home or office, you assume the product is reasonably safe to use. Some products can come with inherent risks and the manufacturers of those products have a duty to warn about those dangers in order to help consumers make good choices and protect themselves from injury and even death. Many products come with warning labels to help ensure that the consumer understands the dangers involved in […]

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Product Liability in NY: The Three Ways Products Can Be Defective      

Have you been injured by a defective product? In this post, we’ll describe the three ways products can be defective and what you can do to receive compensation for your injuries.   Three Types of Product Liability Lawsuits   There are three different categories of product defects for which you can hold another party legally responsible if you suffer an injury. Here are the three types of product liability lawsuits in detail.   Design Defects […]

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What to Do If You Are Hurt by a Defective Product in New York

If you or someone you love is injured by a defective product, it is important that you know what to do next so that you can not only recover fully, but also give yourself the best chance at receiving fair and just compensation for what you’ve had to endure. Between March 2016 and March 2017, there were over 5,000 product recalls in the United States. That’s a shockingly high number, and it speaks to the […]

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Hurt By a Product in New York? Who’s Liable?

Our product liability attorneys know, when a product fails, the results can often be devastating.   GM’s faulty ignition switches were linked to at least 13 deaths and 31 car accidents, according to GM, but the official numbers are most likely higher. Phillip Morris’ tobacco products have caused numerous illnesses, including lung cancer. Silicone breast implants have ruptured in people’s bodies, resulting in bodily damage and injuries, including scleroderma and even death. The list for […]

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Medical Devices May Not Be Found Defective – Even If They Fail

Let’s say you get a Pacemaker, prosthetic, or another type of medical device from a doctor. These devices are responsible for helping you alleviate serious symptoms or pain, and in some cases even to help keep you alive. So what happens if they don’t work? You should be able to sue the company that made them, right? Companies have to make products that work in general, so the standard for hugely important medical devices has […]

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Own a Galaxy Note 7? Time to Switch That Phone.

The announcement of the new iPhone 7 shook the tech world when Apple detailed big changes to the device, most notably the removal of the headphone jack.   Many people were very upset that Apple would remove something so basic and universal from their design, and they took those frustrations to social media, blasting the company in a variety of ways. A number even said they had no interest in buying an iPhone 7.   […]

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Product Liability when a Product has been Recalled

As a consumer, it’s important to know whether or not a product poses a threat to you and your family members, particularly small children. After all, it’s your role as a parent to protect them from harm, right? Not only is researching a company before buying its products important, keeping track of recalls is equally important. Keep track of recalls to keep yourself and your loved ones out of danger from shoddy merchandise, eating tainted […]

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