Hach & Rose, LLP Can Help if A Defective Product Has Injured You
If any product or drug injures you, you should speak to a New York personal injury lawyer about possibly pursuing a product liability lawsuit. The skilled New York product liability lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP can assist you in bringing a lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your injuries.
Products are supposed to be safe to use and consume, and manufacturers of defective products may be held liable for any injuries their defective products inflict. If you have been injured using a consumer product, the manufacturer of the product or drug may be responsible. Call (212) 779-0057 today for capable and committed legal representation.
How We Can Help
By retaining the services of a member of our team, you will stand a better chance of reaching a successful outcome in your dangerous product lawsuit. Our team will work with you to prove that:
- The product was in a defective condition and unreasonably dangerous even if used in the way it was intended to be used
- The defect caused the injury
- You suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm
- The danger was not open and obvious
Our law firm has vast experience helping people who have been hurt by dangerous products and pharmaceuticals. We know what it takes to represent ordinary people against massive companies who don’t treat the public with the respect it deserves. Accountability for manufacturers of dangerous drugs and products is an important tool to ensure that more people are not injured by corporate subterfuge and greed.
Defective Pharmaceutical Product Lawsuits
Millions of medication prescriptions are written each year to help cure or ease the effects of an illness or disease. While most pharmaceutical products are safe and effective, there is always a chance that these products could harm users. Too often, drug companies put their corporate profits and shareholders ahead of patient safety. Recent recalls have shown that the FDA, which ensures pharmaceutical safety, often fails to prevent dangerous drugs from hitting the market.
Many people don’t research the drugs that their doctors are prescribing. People seldom think that drugs prescribed by doctors will do any harm. However, over the last few years, several drugs have illustrated why knowing what medications you are putting into your system is so important. Hach & Rose, LLP is committed to helping the victims of dangerous prescription medications. Through a successful pharmaceutical defects lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, prescription drug costs, and other losses you have suffered because of a dangerous drug.
A company named CooperSurgical has sold contaminated embryo growth solution to IVF clinics. Very few of the embryos that were grown in this solution made it past a key developmental stage. The solution has been recalled, but the damage has been done. If you lost embryos because of this gross oversight from CooperSurgical, you may be able to seek compensation for the trauma your family has endured.
Ozempic and Mounjaro are FDA-approved drugs for treating Type 2 diabetes. While they are effective diabetes treatments, they have become popular for an off-label use: weight loss. People who have been using Ozempic as a weight loss aid were not adequately warned of some of its most severe side efects, which include stomach paralysis, gallbladder issues, and changes in vision.
In June of 2021, Phillips voluntarily recalled certain models of its CPAP machines and ventillators due to an increased risk of cancer. This risk is caused by the sound-abatement foam used in the devices, which degrades with regular use, causing patients to inhale toxic fumes. In some cases, people even inhale particles of the foam.
Suboxone is a sub-lingual film that is designed to help individuals recover from opiate addiction. However, it has the effect of drying out some users’ mouths to such a degree that long-term use can cause tooth decay.
Recent studies have linked Tylenol use during pregnancy to autism spectrum disorders in children.
Zantac is a popular heartburn medication that is available in both prescription and over the counter strengths. The FDA recalled it in April of 2020 after seeing compelling evidence that the drug contained extremely high levels of a carcinogenic substance.
Defective Food Product Lawsuits
Food products go through a long, complex process from field or farm to consumer. Throughout this entire process, it is crucial that everyone involved in food production, distribution, and preparation takes care to avoid any possible food contamination or food spoilage. If a food product is not handled properly at any of these steps, it may lead to the spread of food-borne illnesses that can cause serious health problems for consumers, potentially warranting expensive medical care and time away from work to recover.
As many food items are distributed nationwide, a single error in food production can cause thousands or even millions to sicken before public health officials know the danger. To prevent these mistakes and keep consumers safe, food producers, distributors, and vendors must adhere to important food-handling safety precautions. From food producers to chefs, everyone in the chain of food production has a duty to consumers to uphold food safety regulations. Failure to do so puts innocent people at risk of severe illnesses.
Defective Vehicle Lawsuits
Automotive designers and manufacturers are responsible for providing customers with safe, well-functioning vehicles that will not pose serious safety risks. Because of motor vehicles’ considerable power and force, even small defects can have far-reaching consequences. However, not all automobile producers are as careful as they should be, leading to an estimated 600 auto recalls yearly. Sadly, not all recalls occur in time to protect innocent consumers from devastating car accidents. If a person is injured because of a defective vehicle, the designer or manufacturer at fault may be held accountable for the costs associated with that individual’s injuries.
According to the law, vehicle producers are held to high safety standards and can be held responsible if these standards aren’t met. Whether subpar safety testing, dangerous manufacturing practices, or other factors contribute to an auto defect, these mistakes can threaten the safety and lives of drivers and their passengers.
Defective Children’s Products Lawsuits
Designers and manufacturers of children’s toys and products are responsible to consumers for testing these items before distribution properly. If they fail to do so, innocent children can suffer catastrophic injuries or even death. In these situations, parents are legally entitled to file lawsuits against the negligent company at fault for the flaw, allowing them to fight for compensation to cover their children’s medical bills and other damages. These injuries can affect a child well into adulthood, so these claims can be important for handling long-term medical expenses.
Products specifically created for children must be carefully designed, manufactured, and tested to prevent devastating accidents such as choking or exposure to toxic substances. Unfortunately, the following defects are common in children’s products and lead to thousands of recalls yearly. Parents should not be forced to cover the costs of their children’s injuries without full and generous remuneration from the party at fault for the damages.
Premature and low-birth weight infants are at a higher risk of developing a dangerous condition called Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) when fed formulas based on cow’s milk. If your child was given a cow’s milk-based formula and later developed NEC, you may be able to seek compensation for the suffering your family has endured.
Defective Construction & Protection Equipment Lawsuits
Not only should workers on a construction site be able to trust that their tools and vehicles will work properly, but so too should passersby, as they can all suffer serious injuries if these pieces of equipment malfunction. Because of the extreme danger construction equipment can pose, every piece should be built and tested adequately by the product’s manufacturer, reducing the possibility of a serious malfunction.
If a worker or innocent passerby is injured due to a defective piece of equipment, that machine’s manufacturer may be held liable due to their negligence in allowing such hazardous equipment to be released. In these cases, injured claimants must prove that the product was responsible for the injury, and the manufacturer may be financially responsible as a result.
If you are hurt by a flawed product, retaining the product as evidence is important. Note everything you can, including the original packaging, manual, and receipt or invoice. Contact our NY construction accident injury lawyers as soon as possible after your injury. A New York injury attorney at our firm can assist you with properly preserving the evidence that may be required to prove your case.
In the US, asbestos was banned from most uses in the 1970s. This is because inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers can lead to severe health complications including asbestosis and a mesothelioma. Asbestos can still be found in buildings that were built prior to the ban. Construction workers often encounter it when working on or near old buildings, so asbestos exposure is sadly not a thing of the past yet. If you or a loved one are suffering from an asbestos-related disease, our attorneys can help.
Aqueous film-forming foam is a spray that firefighters commonly use in their line of work. This chemical compound is an effective flame suppressant, and is used by firefighters in both training and in the field. However, long term exposure to AFFF has been linked to a slew of illnesses. AFFF contains dangerous chemicals that do not easily break down naturally and contaminate the soil and water table. As a result, innocent people are often exposed to them as time passes.
Defective Household Product Lawsuits
The products we bring into our homes should be safe to use as directed. When product manufacturers fail to deliver this basic necessity, it falls on them to make it right.
Hach & Rose, LLP is investigating links between benzene found in certain aerosol deoderants and serious medical conditions, including leukemia and anemia.
In January of 2023, the CDC issued a warning urging the public to avoid using EzriCare Artificial Tears after it came to light that the drops contained drug-resistant pathogens that can cause severe eye infections.
Hair straighteners and chemical relaxers have been linked to the development of uterine cancer and other reproductive health issues, including complications that could require hysterectomy.
Paraquat is a widely used herbicide. Some long-term Paraquat users have had the misfortune of developing Parkinson’s disease from their exposure to the toxic compound. The product’s maker is accused of knowing about this risk, but not disclosing it to the public. When companies fail to disclose such life-altering risks associated with their products, they deserve to be penalized heavily. They won’t lift a finger to help the people they’ve hurt. It’s up to their victims and their families to force accountability. Our New York Paraquat attorneys are here to help everyday people do just that.
PFAs, also known as “forever chemicals,” have widespread uses. However, they can accumulate in areas and in water supplies. Some individuals have become sick due to prolonged exposure to PFAS, sometimes developing cancer and other serious illnesses.
Exposure to Roundup, a popular weed killer, has been linked to to serious health complications. Lawsuits allege that the long-term exposure to the Roundup can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as other issues.
The New York product defect attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, have the experience necessary to facilitate the negotiation of settlements with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf. Our lawyers are also skilled trial attorneys who know how to represent you in your product liability case aggressively at trial. We can explain your legal options, guide you through the legal process, and pledge to work hard to resolve your legal problems. Use our email form and contact us or to speak to a skilled injury lawyer, call (212) 779-0057