If you or your child were injured by a dangerous or defective product, our Philadelphia product liability lawyers can help. Call now for a free consultation.
From airbags to children’s toys, from e-cigarettes to medical devices, when products are unsafe, the consequences can be devastating. We seek justice for the people who have suffered due to these unsafe products by holding their manufacturers accountable.
If you or a loved one were injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Under product liability law, companies that design, manufacture, and sell unsafe products can be held liable for victims’ injury-related losses. Pennsylvania’s product liability law holds these companies “strictly liable” for victims’ losses. This means that proof of negligence is not required. If you can show that an injury is the result of a product defect, this is enough to prove your right to financial recovery.
However, this does not mean that proving a product liability claim is easy. In fact, the large corporations that sell defective products vigorously dispute product liability claims, and they will often blame individuals for their own injuries.
Our product liability lawyers have a national reputation for successfully representing victims of dangerous and defective products. Our litigation team is renowned for its experience in complex cases, and attorney Marion Munley earned the title of Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, 2017. We have the experience and resources needed to take on major corporations and their big defense firms, and we pursue every case with the goal of maximizing our client’s financial recovery.
“This law firm handled my case with great professionalism. I got an outstanding recovery. The service was fast and friendly. They really are the best. I would recommend them to anyone.” – Satisfied Client
Product Liability Cases We Handle
Our lawyers represent clients who have suffered due to incidents involving all types of dangerous and defective products. This includes representation of numerous clients in cases involving:
- Automotive defects (including Takata airbags)
- Explosive e-cigarettes
- Hernia mesh
- IVC blood clot filters
- Stryker hip implants
- Talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer
- Taxotere chemotherapy treatment
Pennsylvania Product Liability Claims: Answers to FAQs
Q: When is a product considered “defective”?
Under Pennsylvania’s product liability law, there are three primary ways in which a product can be considered legally defective. These are:
- Design Defect – The product includes an unsafe feature or lacks a feature that makes it safe for use or consumption.
- Manufacturing Defect – The product is unsafe as a result of an issue with its construction or manufacture.
- Failure to Warn – The product lacked adequate instructions or warnings about potential risks.
Q: Can a product be considered legally defective if it hasn’t been recalled?
Yes. While millions of products are recalled each year, (i) these recalls are issued only after a dangerous feature has been discovered, and (ii) many dangerous products are never recalled. As a result, while you can check to see if the product that injured you or a family member has been recalled, this should not be a factor in your decision to speak with an attorney.
Q: What compensation is available for injuries from dangerous and defective products?
In a product liability case, you can seek to recover compensation for all of your injury-related losses. These losses can be far greater than most victims realize. Therefore, you should speak with an attorney about your legal rights if you have any suspicion that you may have a product liability claim. The losses that can be recovered in a product liability case include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and physical disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Other financial and non-financial losses
Q: What is the statute of limitations for product liability claims in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for product liability claims is two years from the date of injury. However, under the “discovery rule,” it is possible for this deadline to be extended under certain circumstances. If you believe that you may have a claim, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible – even if you think your claim may have expired.
Schedule Your Free Consultation at Munley Law
For more information about the compensation available for product-related injuries in Pennsylvania, please contact us to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with a Philadelphia product liability lawyer at Munley Law in confidence, call (855) 866-5529 or inquire online today.