Defective Car Seats

New York law requires that your child is placed in a car seat or safety seat depending on their age and weight. Car seats save lives. Car seat use reduces the risk of death for young children by up to 71%.  But what happens if the car seat either fails or causes injury to your child? Car seat manufacturers have a responsibility to produce safe and effective car seats, and if they fail to do so, they may be liable in a product liability claim. Read more

Expert Witnesses in a Product Liability Case

Establishing fault in a product liability case is a complicated matter. You must prove that a manufacturer, seller, or distributor was negligent in the manufacturing and/or selling of a defective product. This can involve documentation, tests, and analysis. It is important that an expert witness be retained early in a case to help direct any investigations and testing, point out sources of information, and help an attorney develop a theory of a case. A good expert witness can help make or break a product liability case. Read more

Defective Machinery and Workplace Injuries

People working in high-risk industries such as manufacturing and construction are more prone to sustaining a workplace injury due to the types of machinery and equipment they come in contact with every day. Typically, workers who are injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain payment for lost wages and medical bills. However, workers may also be able to pursue a claim outside of the workers’ compensation system if their injuries were the result of defective machinery or equipment they used as part of their jobs. Read more

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In 2016, September was declared Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to draw attention to this terrible disease and to help increase funding for ovarian cancer research. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ovarian cancer causes more deaths per year than any other gynecological cancer with over 13,000 women dying from ovarian cancer in 2015 alone. Read more