$497,000 settlement of products liability case (Essex County, New Jersey 2014).
$500,000 settlement during trial, Product Liability-Consumer Product Defect, commonly used type of sponge mop recoiled with such force that the retracting slide caught the users’ wedding band causing it to slice into the ring finger joint amputating the finger. (Jeffrey E. Strauss, Middlesex County 2009).
$625,000 settlement involving a machine products defect at a Middlesex County factory. (Middlesex County, New Jersey 2006).
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal agency charged with overseeing the safety of most products sold in the U.S., recalls hundreds of products each year due to safety concerns. Defective consumer products may cause serious injuries. Product liability cases are usually due to the improper design, defective manufacture of the product and/or inadequate warnings or lack of warnings on a product. The product could be just about anything you buy, such as a car, household appliance, electronic equipment, hand tools, etc.
Nearly any product can be defective, but some of the most serious product defects include:
•Faulty electrical wiring
•Age-inappropriate toys that cause choking hazards
•Unsafe tanning beds
•Toys and jewelry containing lead or other toxins
•Unsafe prescription and over-the-counter drugs
•Highly flammable home furnishings and apparel
•Lack of safeguards on products
•Lack of warning when a product is unsafe to use as intended
•Inadequate instructions regarding the use of a product
Successfully pursuing such claims requires lawyers familiar with laws governing such claims, product design concepts as well as safety standards and laws. Prior to becoming an attorney, Stanley Geftic received his engineering degree from Rutgers School of Engineering in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He worked for the government helping to design products for the military. He understands engineering concepts necessary to go forward with complicated and difficult product liability lawsuits. His engineering background allows him to work closely with engineering experts which are necessary in every product liability case. His knowledge has allowed Mintz & Geftic to obtain significant recoveries for many of their clients. Mr. Geftic oversees all products liability cases at Mintz & Geftic.
In 2014, Mintz & Geftic settled an Essex County products liability lawsuit during mediation for $497,500 in a case involving landscaper safety glasses. For other recent verdicts and settlements, click here.
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