If you were hurt by a defective product or device in Wilkes-Barre, contact a Wilkes-Barre product liability lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation.
Marion Munley was named “Product Liability Lawyer of the Year,” 2017, by the legal guide Best Lawyers
Defective and unsafe products cause serious injuries and claim lives every day. When big companies release unsafe products for consumers, they must be held responsible for the harm they cause. The product liability lawyers at Munley Law have won multi-million verdicts and settlements for people injured or killed by dangerous and defective products.
Product liability cases tend to be highly complex. Not all personal injury firms have the resources or experience to devote to these kinds of cases. Munley Law is different. With more than 55 years of experience, our firm has built a nationwide reputation for taking on difficult cases against big companies. We have earned the highest peer review and client satisfaction ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, and are proud members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.
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A Wilkes-Barre personal injury lawyer at Munley Law will fight for you
When you buy a product, receive a medication, or use a machine at your job, you have a right to expect that it will be safe when used properly. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Flaws in design, manufacturing, marketing, or instructions associated with the product may result in a dangerous defect. If you have been injured in Wilkes-Barre due to a dangerous product, the experienced product liability attorneys at Munley Law can review your case and determine who is liable for your injuries. This can include the product manufacturer, distributor, retail outlet or other related parties.
As the injured victim, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your medical treatment, any time missed from work, pain and suffering, and the lasting effects of your injury or illness.
Is the product that caused your injury defective?
- Design Defect – A flaw in the original design of a product can present a potential hazard to consumers. In a design defect claim, the product may function correctly, but the design itself makes the product unsafe. When a defect is in the design of a product it will usually affect every product.
- Manufacturing Defect – A dangerous product defect can result from an error in the manufacturing process. This type of defect will usually not be found in all of the products, but just a certain batch or a small number that become harmful to the consumer due to the defect.
- Failure to Warn – Product manufacturers must warn consumers of any potential risks associated with a product. Anyone involved in the chain of distribution of a product may be liable if proper warning was not provided. Warning labels not only alert consumers to risks, but also provide instruction as to safe usage. Pharmaceutical companies must disclose known risks or side effects associated with their medications as well.
To win a product liability case, we must show injury as a result of using the defective product. We must show that negligence in the design or manufacturing of the product or a lack of sufficient warning or misleading marketing led to your injuries. This can include failing to foresee probable uses for the product, failing to provide sufficient testing or inspection of the product prior to release, or failing to warn of the risks of the product. The claims most commonly associated with product liability are negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty.
Munley Law product liability lawyers won a $2 million settlement for a client from a foreign manufacturer of a medical device
Types of defective products cases we handle
Defective Vehicles/ Recalled Auto Parts
More than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2016 alone. While the vast majority of car crashes result from driver error, some accidents result from a malfunction in the vehicle itself. As personal injury and product liability lawyers, we have seen just how devastating automotive defects can be, including the GM ignition switch failure and exploding Takata airbags. In 2016, auto recalls hit a record 53.2 million. It was the third straight year that auto recalls set a record and topped 50 million. The Takata airbag recall affects vehicles from many different manufacturers with millions of cars recalled. If you believe that you were injured or a loved one killed due to the defect in design or manufacturing of an automobile or auto part, you need a skilled product injury lawyer to help protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact a Wilkes-Barre product liability lawyer at Munley Law today.
Defects that cause crashes can include:
- Vehicle design flaws
- Takata airbag defects
- Defective ignition switches
- Brake failure
- Defective tires
- Accelerator defects
- Faulty seat belts
- Steering defects
- Vehicle fires
- Defective fuel tanks/fuel system defects
- Rollovers caused by defective design
- Roof crush caused by defective design
- Transmission defects
Defective Medical Devices
Medical devices intended to enhance a patient’s care can sometimes put them at greater risk for harm. The manufacturers of medical devices have a duty to warn doctors of all potential risks associated with the use of their products. This in turn will enable doctors to warn patients of potential risks. If a defective or harmful medical device injured you or a loved one, you need an experienced product injury lawyer to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Defective medical devices can include:
- Hernia mesh implants
- IVC filters, blood clot filters
- Hip (recalled Stryker hip implants) and knee implants
- Defective defibrillators
- Defective pacemakers
- Defective heart valves
- Defective breast implants
- Defective dialysis machines
- Cancer morecelletors
- Defective heart monitors
- Defective stents
Bad Drugs and Medications
Pharmaceutical companies sometimes put profit before safety. In some cases, drug companies market a substance before completing the testing necessary to ensure the product is safe, and to discover all potential side effects. In other cases, companies may know of the potential risks but fail to warn the public. Drug injury litigation can be extremely complicated, so it is important to choose an experienced product liability lawyer to handle your case.
Examples of dangerous or defective drugs can include:
- Testosterone Therapy
Exploding Electronics/Defective Batteries
Smartphones, hover boards, e-cigarettes and other electronic devices can pose a danger to consumers due to overheating batteries. The lithium batteries in these devices can overheat, melt, and explode, causing serious injuries. Dangerous products with lithium batteries can include faulty Samsung Note 7 smart phones, hover boards, and e-cigarettes or vape pens. Lithium ion battery explosions are not common, but when they do happen, then can cause serious injury. In many cases, these products aren’t regulated properly, or lack sufficient warnings and instructions for safe use.
Defective Tools & Machinery
Serious or fatal injuries can occur from the use of defective machinery and tools. Lack of safety devices or guards on sharp or industrial equipment or the failure to provide emergency shut off switches, can cause deadly injuries. Injuries from defective machines and tools can include traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, amputation of limbs, spinal cord injuries, severe lacerations, disfigurement and wrongful death.
Traumatic injuries can occur as the result of:
- Conveyor belt
- Circular saw, table saw or power saw
- Blow torch
- Nail gun
- Lawn mower
- Wood chipper
- Household appliances
- Industrial equipment, balers, forklifts, bulldozers
- Exercise equipment
- Smoke detectors
Munley Law’s Wilkes-Barre product liability attorneys won a $12 million verdict for a forklift accident victim who lost her leg
Defective Toys & Children’s Products
The serious injury or death of a child is always devastating for a family. If the injury was preventable and due to a defective product, Munley Law wants to be sure your child and your family get the compensation they deserve.
- Defective child safety seats
- Defective baby furniture
- Defective cribs & mattresses
- Defective or toxic toys
- Flammable children’s clothing
- Defective bicycles
- Defective scooters & skateboards
- Defective bicycle helmets
- Defective playground equipment
What to do if you suffer an injury from a dangerous product
- Seek medical attention.
- Save the product that injured you, if possible. If you cannot safely preserve the item, take photos to document the defect.
- Begin to gather information about the events that led to your injuries and document your injuries.
- Save all receipts and documentation of medical attention relating to your injuries.
- Contact a Wilkes-Barre product injury lawyer at Munley Law
You can rely on the experience of our defective product attorneys
Product liability victims and their families in Wilkes-Barre and throughout the state trust Munley Law to help them get the justice they deserve. Product manufacturers not only have an obligation to design and produce safe products but also to alert consumers of any potential dangers. We help injured victims stand up to big companies.
During a free initial consultation with an experienced Wilkes-Barre product liability lawyer, we will review the circumstances of your injury and determine whether you have a basis for a product liability lawsuit. A product liability case can arise from the use of any product. Those responsible for your injuries could include the product designer, the manufacturer of the product, parts manufacturers, the retailer who sold the product, wholesalers or the assemblers or installers.
Do not accept an offer before talking to a Wilkes-Barre product liability lawyer
Many insurance companies will try to settle quickly and for as low an amount as they can. At Munley Law, it is our top priority to provide the best representation and get you the compensation you deserve for all of your injuries. We can provide the peace of mind in knowing you are getting the most qualified representation from a firm that cares. Munley Law has a proven record of success in cases involving defective products and other injuries.
NO FEE Unless We Win
We work on a contingency basis, so we don’t get paid unless you do. We cover all of the upfront costs and only collect a fee if we win your case. If we cannot get you the justice you deserve, you owe us nothing. Chat live, fill out our contact form, or call (855) 866-5529 today for a free consult.