Products that are improperly made or defectively designed are more than just nuisances—they are safety hazards. Defective household appliances, automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, toys, furniture, medication, and medical devices can all cause serious injury or even death.
The attorneys at Paul J. Passanante, PC have recovered numerous verdicts and settlements on behalf of families in products liability lawsuits. Notable cases include:
- A confidential settlement was achieved on behalf of a woman who was left a paraplegic when her car was crushed in a rear-end collision. It was alleged that the car’s design was defective because it did not incorporate an efficient system for the management of crash energy.
People who are hurt by defective and dangerous products that are improperly made or designed may be entitled to damages for the physical, financial, and emotional losses they have suffered as a result of another’s negligence or misconduct. Manufacturers may also be liable for damages for failing to properly warn consumers of the known or expected dangers associated with the use of their products when those products result in an injury or death. These damages include past, present, and future medical bills; lost income; and pain and suffering. Punitive damages may also be available if the injury or death was the result of intentional or reckless actions.
The loved ones of a person who is killed by a dangerous and defectively designed or improperly made product may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer. In addition to damages for the loss of the society and companionship of their loved one, relatives may seek compensation for medical expenses, economic loss, and funeral expenses.
At Paul J. Passanante, PC, we are passionate about providing representation of the highest possible quality throughout the investigation, prosecution, and trial phases of each case. The results we have achieved on behalf of our clients reflect our determination and experience.
If you have been hurt or a loved one has been killed by a defectively designed or manufactured product, fill out our online contact form or call 314-621-8884 for more information.