Boston Product Liability Lawyers
Fierce representation for those injured by defective products and recalls in Massachusetts
Every day, people suffer serious or even fatal injuries from defective products. These injuries generally result from one of three causes: defective design, manufacturing error, or a failure to warn the consumer about possible harm. A product liability claim can compensate you for personal injury or wrongful death caused by a defective product. However, going up against a big corporate entity can be daunting.
You don’t have to go it alone. The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck in Boston have handled many product liability cases, and we have the skills, experience, and resources to help you. Our personal injury attorneys have developed relationships with top experts in the field of product liability—including medical professionals, engineers, failure analysts, and others. We handle complex personal injury and wrongful death cases in Massachusetts caused by negligent product manufacturers, and we’re confident we can help you, too.
Common questions from injury clients
- What is a product liability claim?
- What should I do if I’m injured by a defective product?
- How can your Boston product liability attorneys help?
- What are some examples of defective products?
- Who is liable for injuries caused by Boston defective products?
- Do you have a product liability attorney near me?
What is a product liability claim?
A Boston product liability case centers around a person’s injuries caused by a defective product. This product could be anything – a prescription drug, child’s toy, tech device, or appliance. To have a claim, the product must have malfunctioned in some way, and that malfunction caused your injuries. Consumers and their attorneys file claims in order to both recover compensation for their injuries and to hold manufacturers responsible for putting dangerous products on the market.
What should I do if I’m injured by a defective product?
If you are involved in an accident because of a defective product that you own or control, it is essential that you preserve evidence—keep the defective product and do not modify it or take it apart. Store it safely in a secure location. If the product is owned or controlled by another person, immediate legal help may be required to make sure the evidence is preserved.
Prompt investigation of the scene of the accident may also be necessary, especially if the injury was caused by a vehicle such as a car, truck, motorcycle, or boat. Immediate investigation will ensure that all evidence is properly evaluated and all witnesses are questioned.
By immediately hiring the experienced Boston product liability lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, you can rest assured that your case will be investigated from your side and that the proper experts will be brought in to evaluate the defective product. We prepare every case for trial from the very start to show insurance companies and opposing counsel that we mean business.
And of course, it is important to seek prompt medical attention after an injury from a defective product or medical device. You should always continue to follow the advice of your medical professionals, as it will keep you on the road to recovery as well as strengthen your legal claim.
How can your Boston product liability attorneys help?
You must protect your rights after an accident and injury caused by a defective product. Consider contacting an experienced product liability attorney as soon as possible because immediate action may be required to preserve all of your rights. All accidents in Massachusetts are governed by a three-year statute of limitations. Some accidents also have shorter notice provisions, which may be very strict.
When choosing a product liability lawyer, choose one who definitively understands the many complex laws and nuances in this highly regulated field, and who has the resources and experience to evaluate and handle your case. An experienced attorney should have an established network of experts in the field of product liability that can be called as consultants and witnesses. Our firm has this experience. Just as important, our firm knows how to take care of the legal details so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Our record of successful results
Just a few of the verdicts and settlements we’ve recovered for our product liability clients include:
- $1.15 Million - Defective Fitness Equipment. Our client was seriously injured while using defective fitness equipment, as directed by an inexperienced fitness instructor.
- $180,000 - Defective Machinery. Our client sustained a hand injury caused by a defective machine which was missing its guard.
Check out some kind words from our clients on our Testimonials page.
"I knew that Ron had my best interests at heart, and that I could trust him to help me make the right decision."
What are some examples of defective products?
Some common products that can cause injury or wrongful death include:
- Defective toys
- Toys which are contaminated or cause choking or injuries
- Medications that cause serious side effects
- Defective and recalled medical devices
- Electronics that cause shocks or fires
- Contaminated food
- Auto parts (such as airbags, seatbelts, brakes)
- Baby products, child seats and carriers
- Industrial machinery
- Household appliances
- Power tools
- Sporting goods
- Fitness equipment
- Clothing and bedding
Defective medical devices and drugs can also cause patients serious harm, including:
- Hip Implants
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Stems
- Paxil Birth Defects
- Transvaginal Mesh
Who is liable for injuries caused by Boston defective products?
Product manufacturers, distributors, designers, and any other parties in the "supply chain" have a responsibility under Massachusetts product liability law to create and distribute safe products. Product testing must be performed to ensure the safety of all products before distribution. The manufacturer has a duty to design against product failure and to eliminate, as best as possible, foreseeable hazards from products. Some products are still hazardous by nature, and this must be clearly stated in the form of a warning. If the manufacturer creates a defective product or fails to give reasonable warnings of the product's dangers, the manufacturer will be liable for any injury you have suffered.
Consumer products are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Medical devices fall under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration.
These governmental bodies may sometimes recall defective products. You should be alert to product recalls to avoid injury or death from defective products or contaminated food.
Do you have a product liability attorney near me?
Breakstone, White & Gluck has an office in Boston at 2 Center Plaza #530 in Government Center, within walking distance of the John Adams Courthouse and Suffolk County Superior Court. There’s a parking garage in the building. The MBTA Green Line and Blue Line are right across the street at the Government Center T station, and there’s a bus stop almost in front of our office. If you are unable to travel because of your injuries, we’re happy to arrange a phone or video conference, or a hospital visit.
Boston product liability attorneys holding negligent parties accountable in Massachusetts
Let the experienced product liability lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck help after you suffer an injury or loss due to a defective product. We are experienced at investigating injuries caused by defective products, toys and vehicles, and we are committed to providing compassionate representation to every client. If you feel you have a case, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office or fill out our contact form.