Product Liability

Garson & Jakub specializes in representing manufacturers in product liability cases, which includes defending manufacturers who make ophthalmic instrumentation, metal punch presses, metal fabrications, caskets, bicycle helmets, electrical pumps, ladders, and plastic extrusion containers. Our team handles these cases from the initial stage through trial, providing long-term representation of the manufacturer or secondary involvement as part of a medical malpractice case.

Emerging in the 1960s, Product Liability is a practice area that can encompass lawsuits against all individuals and entities involved in the making and distribution of just about any imaginable product. Those exposed to litigation include designers, manufacturers, sellers, and distributors. Given the mammoth financial risks associated with a product liability lawsuit, it is imperative to have a comprehensive and meticulously crafted defense plan.

Who We Represent

We have a diverse range of clients, including hospitals, healthcare organizations, physicians, ancillary healthcare providers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers.

What We Handle

Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricate details of product liability law in the tri-state area, given the absence of federal law in this domain. This empowers them with comprehensive knowledge of all the relevant statutes, regulations, and developments that pertain to the area. The lawyers are adept at handling a broad spectrum of causes of action within the product liability arena, such as those based on negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty of fitness. They represent various clients in such cases, including hospitals, clinics, physicians, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and others in the supply chain of a product claimed to be defective.

Moreover, our attorneys leverage state-of-the-art technology to manage mass tort claims, including the organization and tracking of the voluminous documents typically involved.

How We Help

With our extensive experience defending clients along the entire supply chain of products, we have developed a distinctive legal proficiency in cases that involve allegations of design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. We have won numerous cases in product categories such as:

  • breast implants,
  • anticonvulsant drugs and vaccines,
  • diethyl-stilbestrol (DES),
  • ophthalmic instrumentation,
  • plastic extrusion containers,
  • metal fabrications and caskets,
  • bicycle helmets,
  • electrical pumps,
  • metal punch presses,
  • ladders, and more.