Most recently, in October 2017 founding partner Matt Casey recovered $17 million for a truck driver who was paralyzed after a defective crane lifting 3,500 pounds of concrete block broke in two and struck him on the head at a construction site (read about this case).
Each year across America, nearly 30 million people are injured by consumer products, and, tragically, 22,000 die from defective products, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Manufacturers bear the responsibility to produce safe products, and when they fail to do so, they may become the subject of product liability lawsuits.
When an investigation reveals that products are defective and caused injury, there may be grounds for a product liability lawsuit. The three main areas of product liability litigation center on engineering flaws, manufacturing defects and failures to warn consumers about the dangers of a product.
In an astonishing victory, founding partner Joel J. Feller, a leading Philadelphia products liability lawyer, successfully argued that a 10-year-old girl sitting in the rear middle seat of her grandfather’s truck suffered permanent paralysis in a crash because of a defectively designed occupant restraint system. Several days into the trial, the truck maker agreed to settle the Philadelphia product liability lawsuit for $30 million.
Founding partner Matt Casey, another top Philadelphia product liability attorney, recovered $10 million in a case of a 40-year-old Bucks County, Pennsylvania welder who was killed when a pressurized tank he was working on exploded. It became one of the largest ever reported settlements in Pennsylvania for a product liability case involving a single death (read about this case).
Other notable examples of victories by Ross Feller Casey product liability attorneys in Philadelphia include:
- $19.2 million recovery for a child born with a club foot as a result of an anti-nausea drug his mother took
- $10 million recovery in Pennsylvania product liability lawsuit for the family of a child killed by a collapsing table
- $8 million recovery for a factory worker injured in a workplace accident
- $8 million recovery for an ironworker injured in a workplace accident
- $4 million recovery for a factory worker whose arm was injured in a defective machine
What cases do product liability lawyers handle?
- Defective products due to manufactures such as button battery ingestion or furniture tip-overs
- Car malfunctions such as those with Ford, GM or airbags
- Burns and severe injuries caused by faulty lawn mowers and lawn tractors
The firm also handles cases known as toxic tort lawsuits that involve dangerous substances, such as asbestos, mold and groundwater contamination, which have caused serious harm.
Ross Feller Casey is litigating cases involving well-known consumer products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s talcum containing Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder and Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.
Are you wondering: How do I find a product liability lawyer near me?
Our Philadelphia defective product lawyers handle cases on a contingency basis, meaning that there will never be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery.
Has a design flaw injured someone you love? What are your rights? Can you file a legal claim for compensation? We’ve dealt with numerous product accidents that were caused by negligence like this before. If you have suffered as a result of defective or faulty products and need a product liability lawyer, Philadelphia’s top attorneys are there to help.
Ross Feller Casey offers a free case evaluation to discuss your concerns.
You may still be able to investigate a potential defective product lawsuit even if the injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out.
Please contact our office to arrange a free consultation with a Philadelphia product liability attorney.