Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P.

Defective Products

Holding Manufacturers Accountable for Injuries

Thousands of defective products are reported to state and federal government each year, and thousands more go unreported.

Whether an injury is the result of a defective product, unsafe food, a vehicle defect, a medical device defect or a prescription drug recall, the New York defective product lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., have the knowledge, experience and resources to fight for your rights against the large corporations that injure or kill consumers with unsafe products and the attorneys who defend them.

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Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212.406.1700 or contact us online.

Companies sell millions of products to U.S. consumers and collect billions in profits every year. They have a legal responsibility and a moral obligation to make sure their products are safe for use or consumption. When they knowingly or negligently sell products that injure or kill innocent consumers, they can be held liable for damages.

A Law Firm with Resources and Experience

Fighting large corporations for compensation on behalf of consumers can be a long, difficult, complex and expensive battle. But the New York personal injury trial lawyers who handle defective product cases at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool know that successful defective product litigation is often the only option to stop a company from continuing to profit from dangerous or deadly products at the expense of innocent consumers.

An Example of a Product Liability Case

As the Georgia Peanut Corp. recall in early 2009 demonstrated, consumers cannot rely on for-profit companies, or even federal oversight agencies like the Food and Drug Administration, to protect them from dangerous or deadly products. In that case, eight died and more than 500 were injured in 43 states because of salmonella contamination that was a known problem at the plant.

It was a high-profile incident, but the truth is that many seriously defective or dangerous products are investigated or recalled each year and many more go unreported.

Statistics Tell the Story

The numbers are staggering.

In 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that more than 11 million injuries occurred in the United States involving consumer products, including:

  • 84,780 injuries from nursery equipment
  • 224,827 injuries from toys
  • 278,671 injuries from ATVs, mopeds and minibikes
  • 29,568 injuries from amusement park rides
  • 20,677 injuries from barbecue grills, stoves and equipment
  • 20,422 injuries from beach, picnic and camping equipment
  • 264,921 injuries from exercise equipment
  • 219,625 injuries on playground equipment
  • 155,322 injuries from pool equipment
  • 107,435 injuries on trampolines
  • 105,000 injuries from home entertainment equipment, including televisions
  • 245,129 injuries from clothing
  • 69,537 injuries as a result of drug poisonings to children under 5
  • 29,539 injuries from grooming devices

Each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission investigates thousands of reports of serious injury or death caused by defective products, including cases involving children’s toys, child poisonings, carbon monoxide poisonings, electrocutions, strangulations, fires, injuries from sports or recreational equipment, submersion injuries and death and serious injury caused by a wide variety of other products sold to consumers.

Vehicle defects, child safety product and other safety gear defects, defective medical devices, drug recalls, dangerous or defective drugs, and food safety product recalls are just a few additional cases of defective products reported each year in the United States.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a dangerous or defective product, the New York product liability lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool offer free appointments to discuss your rights.

Call the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool at 212.406.1700 to discuss your case.

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