There are thousands of recalls issued in the United States yearly, many of which result from increased risks of serious or fatal injury to consumers. Most recalls, such as recent examples involving baby swings and rockers and Polaris ATVs, are intended to alert consumers to potential dangers in the hopes of averting further harm. However, the simple act of issuing a recall does not shield a company from liability when its product causes serious injury, as illustrated by the 2014 GM ignition switch recall for which verdicts are still being reached.
If you suffer harm or a loved one is killed by a defective product, you may be entitled to seek compensation even if a recall has been issued. The attorneys at Kline & Specter have decades of experience handling these cases and can help you determine if you have cause to file suit.
Our experience with product liability
One of our firm’s primary focuses is product liability. For these cases, we seek not only to benefit our clients but also to improve safety measures and set precedent to hold corporations to higher standards in the design and production of their products.
Our experienced attorneys have handled cases involving well-established vehicle manufacturers, large pharmaceutical companies, and multi-national corporations. Some of our most notable cases include:
- $8 Billion Verdict against Johnson & Johnson for boys who suffered breast growth after taking Risperdal. This is the most significant product liability verdict in Pennsylvania history.
- $153.5 Million Verdict against Ford Motor Co. following a fatality linked to a faulty parking brake.
- $12.75 Million Settlement for a patient who suffered brain damage due to a faulty Neuroblate surgical instrument.
- $10 Million Settlement for the family of a child killed by a defective school lunch table.
In addition to these, our attorneys have secured several significant verdicts and settlements against Johnson & Johnson for injuries caused by defective transvaginal mesh, including$120 million in damages and an $80 million verdict.
Do you have a product liability claim?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, regardless of its recall status, you may have legal recourse. The attorneys at Kline & Specter, five of whom are also medical doctors, can review your claim to help you understand your rights and guide you toward the best path forward.
Kline & Specter maintains offices in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. We work on cases nationally with partners outside of these states.