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Have you been hurt by a defective product in Hazleton? Contact a Hazleton product liability lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation
The product liability attorneys at Munley Law represent individuals who have been injured by a defective or unsafe product. A defect in design and manufacturing, or lack of appropriate safety warnings can cause serious harm or even death. A Hazleton product liability lawyer will hold the negligent manufacturer responsible.
Proving that a product defect caused your injury can be challenging. A product liability case often involves dealing with large corporations and their insurance companies. The product liability and personal injury lawyers at Munley Law have decades of experience handling cases against automakers, pharmaceutical companies, and other major manufacturers. We will fight to make sure that you get the justice you deserve, and to help keep dangerous products off the market by holding manufacturers accountable.
Our board-certified attorneys have earned a national reputation for their work on behalf of injured victims. Marion Munley was named Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, 2017, by the legal guide Best Lawyers.
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How a Hazleton product liability lawyer at Munley Law can help you
As the victim of a defective or dangerous product injury, you may bring a lawsuit in order to receive compensation for your injuries. However, product liability cases tend to be very complex and difficult to prove. They may involve multiple responsible parties, including the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, and retailer. The burden falls on the plaintiff (the victim) to prove that the product that caused their injury was unreasonably dangerous or malfunctioning. An experienced product liability lawyer at Munley Law will work with a team of investigators and experts to build a winning case for you. We can help you get the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial costs.
We represent victims and their families who have suffered due to:
- Recalled vehicles and auto parts
- Unsafe medical devices
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective consumer products, toys, and electronics
- Malfunctioning heavy machinery
If possible, keep the product that caused your injury. This may play a vital role in building your case and demonstrating the product’s defect.
Strict liability and defective products
In Pennsylvania, “strict liability” theory may apply in your case. According to strict liability theory, you do not need to show that the manufacturer knew about the defect or that they were negligent. Rather, you must prove that the product itself was unreasonably dangerous and caused you harm. The three types of defects involved in a product liability case include:
Design defect – A poorly designed product, even when it functions correctly, is inherently dangerous because of a design flaw.
Manufacturing defect – While the product is designed properly, a defect in the creation of the product causes it to malfunction or become unsafe.
Failure to warn – The most common type of marketing defect is a failure to warn consumers about a risk or potential danger associated with the product, device, or drug.
Hazleton product liability lawyer for motor vehicle and auto parts recalls
Munley Law has handled cases stemming from high-profile auto recalls, including GM and Takata.
Manufacturing and design defects in cars, trucks, and auto parts can result in devastating injuries and death. In recent years, auto recalls have risen steadily, reaching a record 53.2 million in 2016. While a recall can help get unsafe vehicles off the road, it often takes a tragedy to prompt a recall. In some cases, as in the GM ignition switch recall and the Takata airbag recall, investigations uncover that the companies knew about the potential for harm long before alerting the public. When a company gambles with your family’s safety, you deserve justice.
A defective vehicle accident in Hazleton requires the experience of a qualified product liability attorney who has handled similar cases and successfully tried cases against automakers and manufacturers. Those parties that may possibly be held liable for negligence in a defective vehicle accident includes the vehicle’s manufacturer, the manufacturer of the defective part and the car dealer. Your product liability attorney in Hazleton will work to prove that the vehicle or one of its parts had a defect that caused your injury.
Examples of defective auto parts cases include:
- Defective tires
- Faulty brakes
- Acceleration defects
- Defective doors or door latches
- Rollover dangers & roof crush
- Faulty wiring & electrical defects
- Faulty ignition switch
- Exploding fuel tanks
- Seat belt failure
- Failing steering components
- Poor vehicle design
- Steering defects
- Malfunctioning/exploding airbags & airbag failure
Defective Airbags in Hazleton
The Takata airbag recall is the largest auto recall in U.S. history. Dangerous Takata airbag inflators are used by top U.S. brands including Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, Ferrari, Nissan, Acura, Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar and Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi. More than 40 million vehicles in the U.S. were affected by the faulty Takata airbags, which can explode, spraying metal fragments into vehicle occupants.
Takata airbags were installed in 100 million cars manufactured between 2002 and 2015, affecting drivers in Hazleton and across Pennsylvania. At this time, replacement parts are scarce due to the high demand. Takata airbags have cause at least 10 deaths and dozens of brutal injuries.
Hazleton product liability attorney for defective medical devices
Sometimes medical devices designed to save lives end up causing devastating harm. The FDA investigates reports of defective products only after patients have been injured, but by that time, the damage has been done. If you suffered an injury or illness from a dangerous medical device in Hazleton, a product liability lawyer at Munley Law can help you determine what to do next.
Hernia mesh, vaginal mesh, hip replacements, cancer morcellators, and IVC filters are among the medical devices currently involved in lawsuits nationwide. Not sure if you have a case? Call Munley Law for a free consultation.
Dangerous prescription drugs lawyer in Hazleton
If a drug causes serious injury, illness, or death, you may have cause to take legal action. Pharma companies may have rushed the drug to the market without adequate testing, or distributed it without proper warnings about potential side-effects.
Drugs may be considered dangerous if they lack proper usage instructions, fail to warn of potential dangers, are improperly disbursed, are defectively manufactured or have somehow become contaminated, are improperly or deceptively marketed, or cause serous side effects resulting in permanent injury or wrongful death. A Hazleton product liability lawyer at Munley Law will take on the pharmaceutical company and help you and your family get the justice you deserve.
Dangerous drugs can cause birth defects, potentially fatal blood-clotting problems, heart attacks, strokes, organ damage, and death. The chemotherapy drug Taxotere has been found to cause permanent hair loss and alopecia in cancer patients. Makers of Taxotere exaggerated claims of its effectiveness and failed to warn doctors and patients about the risk for permanent disfigurement.
Some of the most dangerous drugs include:
- Opioid painkillers
- Cholesterol lowering drugs
- Blood thinners
- Chemotherapy drugs
- ADD/ADHD drugs
- Diabetes drugs
- Beta Blockers
- Arthritis drugs
- Birth control pills
Who may be liable for defective prescription drugs?
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
- Pharmacies and drug stores
- Pharmaceutical research & development companies
- Medical professionals who negligently prescribe
- Medical professionals who promote misleading studies
Product liability claims and defective machinery accidents
Construction workers, warehouse employees, and others who work with heavy machinery face a risk that a machine or piece of equipment may malfunction. Defects in design, manufacturing, distribution, maintenance, lack of proper instructions, or lack of adequate safety warnings, can result in injuries, amputations, or even death.
Defective machinery and equipment can include everything from a tractor to an industrial baler to a ladder. At work, larger tools and heavy industrial equipment and construction tools, such as jackhammers, drill presses, grinders, graders, forklifts, cranes, and other heavy industrial equipment, can result in tragic accidents. At a place of business, employers must ensure that all all safeguards on machines and tools are in proper working order. If you suffer an injury at work, workers’ compensation covers your medical expenses and lost wages. However, if the machine that caused your accident had a defect, you may also bring a third-party claim and collect additional damages.
If you’ve been injured in a heavy machinery accident in Hazleton, an experienced personal injury lawyer at Munley Law will investigate every possible source of recovery. Although what happened may seem like an accident, a defect in design or manufacturing may be to blame.
Hazleton lawyer for defective consumer products, dangerous toys, electronics
Common household products, toys, and electronic devices with design flaws or inadequate safety warnings can cause serious harm. If you or your child suffered an injury from a household product or device in Hazleton, contact Munley Law for a free case evaluation.
Consumer products include everything from household cleaners and appliances to children’s toys, to furniture and personal care products. Highly sought-after toys and electronics like hoverboards have already caused numerous injuries and burns. In 2015, 254,200 toy-related injuries in children under the age of 15 resulted in trips to the emergency room. Lithium ion batteries have caused fires in laptops, cellphones and other electronic devices, such as e-cigarettes, and vape pens. After this type of accident in Hazleton, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. Speak to an experienced Hazleton product liability lawyer as soon as possible to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
The personal injury lawyers at Munley Law hold negligent manufacturers accountable
The laws surrounding product liability are complex, so your choice of attorney matters. Not all personal injury law firms in the Hazleton area have the experience or the resources to handle these types of cases. The product liability lawyers at Munley Law will fully investigate your case to determine how and why and the product malfunctioned, whether it has happened elsewhere, and who bears responsibility for your injuries. Building a strong legal case takes experience and skill. You need to hire a Hazleton product liability lawyer that you can count on to represent your best interests.
No Settlement, No Fee
At Munley Law, we believe that all victims deserve justice, regardless of wealth or income. That’s why we do not collect a fee for our legal services unless we win your case. We cover all upfront costs so that you don’t have to pay anything out of pocket. If you or a family member suffered an injury due to a defective or unsafe product in Hazleton, contact the Munley Law product liability lawyers today for a free case evaluation.
Chat live, fill out our contact form, or call (855) 866-5529 to speak with a Hazleton product liability lawyer today.