Over the past five years alone, Ross Feller Casey has won more than $1 billion for its individual clients, including numerous multimillion-dollar cases involving defective and dangerous products. It’s a record of success that has established the firm as the preeminent catastrophic injury litigators in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the nation.
Founding partner Matt Casey recently recovered $19.5 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).
Casey also 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).
In another astonishing result, 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.
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 claims.
The leading product defect attorneys at Ross Feller Casey handle all types of cases involving serious injuries caused by dangerous products. They include:
When an investigation reveals that products are defective and caused the injury, there may be grounds for a product liability lawsuit. The three main areas of product liability litigation center on manufacturing defects, design flaws, and failures to warn consumers about the dangers of a product.
This may be the most obvious type of product liability and involves a manufacturer producing a product that is flawed in some way at the factory. It could be a bicycle with a missing brake, a swing with a cracked chain or a pharmaceutical drug that was tainted at the factory.
In these types of cases, those injured must show that a product’s design was inherently dangerous and defective. Examples of these product liability claims include vehicles that are prone to flipping over, blow driers and curling irons that cause burns and air plugs that do not protect against noise leading to hearing loss.
Inadequate Warnings or Instructions
Such failure-to-warn claims typically involve a product that is dangerous in some way that is not obvious or that requires the user to exercise certain precautions. Examples include pharmaceutical drugs that do not warn of potentially hazardous side effects if taken with other medicines and corrosive chemicals that are sold without adequate instructions for safe handling.
Our Philadelphia-based product liability attorneys 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 product liability claim even if the injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out.
Please call or contact our office today to arrange a free consultation with a product liability lawyer, Philadelphia.