Product Liability & Wrongful Death Claims
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You need a NY product liability lawyer if you wish to file a New York wrongful death lawsuit. If your loved one was killed by a defective product, you can file a claim against the manufacturer to compensate your family for the loss of your loved one. The experienced attorneys at Belushin Law Firm can help you navigate the difficult NY wrongful death claim process.
Who is liable in these types of cases?
In product liability actions, New York law states that the manufacturer of the product is strictly liable for the damage caused by their defective product. This means that the manufacturer did not have to act intentionally, or even negligently. The fact that their product was defective and caused injury is enough to grant relief to the plaintiff. In cases where a victim has died because of a defective product, the manufacturer is still strictly liable, but they will be liable for the wrongful death of the victim instead of just the victim’s injuries. If your family member was killed by a defective product, a NY wrongful death lawyer can help you navigate this process.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death Related to Product Liability Issues
One of the common types of NY product liability death lawsuits is for a defective pharmaceutical product or a defective medical device. Many prescription drugs that are given to patients have severe side effects that are not disclosed and that can be fatal to the consumer. Likewise, recent years have shown that many medical devices such as hip implants, defibrillators, and mesh patches are defective and can seriously injure or even kill their recipients.
Vehicles and construction equipment or tools can also be defective and result in death. In cars and trucks, there can be defects that either cause a mechanical failure that leads to an accident or cause a malfunction of safety equipment which causes a death in an accident. Broken steering mechanisms, stuck accelerators, faulty seatbelts, and airbags that fail to deploy can all cause death to the occupant of a motor vehicle. Similarly, defective construction equipment can be fatal to the workers who utilize it and depend on its safety functions.
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If any of these deadly accidents have claimed the life of one of your family members in NY, you should speak with a product liability lawyer about your family’s options. We have recovered millions in compensation for past clients, working relentlessly to obtain the maximum restitution possible. In addition, we understand how difficult this time may be for you and your family, which is why do not charge any upfront fees.
If your loved one was killed in by any type of defective product and you would like to know more about New York wrongful death law, call Belushin Law Firm for your free consultation.
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