Practice Area : Defective Products

GJEL Accident Attorneys have the experience and the resources necessary to win your defective product case. We have successfully litigated numerous cases involving automobile defects, defective medical devices, including Guidant defibrillators and pacemakers, and defective machinery.

In 2002, our product liability lawyers were appointed by a California Superior Court to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee overseeing the Sulzer hip implant litigation. We played a critical role in obtaining a national settlement of $1.05 billion in claims.

California Product Liability “101”

Defective products cause thousands of serious injuries and deaths to California consumers every year. “Product liability” is a legal mechanism by which a consumer may recover compensation for injury to persons or property caused by a defective product. A product may be “defective” in a number of ways:

A product may just be poorly made so that, even when used as intended, it causes injury. A product may function perfectly for a purpose but be designed in such a way that an injury occurs if it is used normally. A product may be safe if used carefully, but it may be considered defective if the manufacturer has failed to supply sufficient information on how it should be used, or reasonable warnings about the consequences of certain kinds of use. A product may be defective if there is a misrepresentation concerning the product that results in injury.

Under California law, a product liability lawsuit may be instituted against any person or entity that participated in making or marketing a defective product or an entity that put that product into the stream of commerce. This may include, for instance, a manufacturer, distributor, and/or a retailer of a product, whether that company is located in California or elsewhere.

Defending The Rights Of The Consumer

At Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey, our more than thirty years of experience assures you that we will investigate the cause of an accident caused by a defective product, obtain the opinions of the best experts in the industry, and fight for your rights to just compensation. While every case is different, here are a few examples of defective product cases we have resolved successfully on behalf of our clients:

  • A $10 million settlement against a tire manufacturer and auto supply chain in a case where a 4 year old girl was killed and her mother seriously injured due to a defective tire.
  • A $3.9 million settlement for burn injuries to a high-tech worker caused when a glass container holding acid disintegrated in her hand.
  • A $1.9 million result in a case where we alleged a manufacturing defect in a tire caused a death of a husband and father.
  • A $6.97 million resolution where a construction worker claimed that dangerous and defective decking caused her to fall and left her permanently disabled.

We invite you to call 1-866-218-3776 to speak with an experienced defective product attorney at GJEL if you or a loved one has been injured. We provide free consultation, and we’re paid only when we win your claim. You’ll pay no fees if we don’t obtain a verdict or settlement for you.