Product Defect

$4.2 million settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$4.2 million settlement in a product defect claim against a major international household product manufacturer on behalf of the estate of a 65-year-old woman and her surviving twin sister. Our client suffered burn injuries as a result of a negligent design of a household cleaning product. $200,000.00 of the settlement proceeds were earmarked for charitable donations in the name of the deceased. In addition to the monetary recovery, in light of the product defect claim brought by our office, the product manufacturer agreed in writing to review and change the product’s packaging and its chemical makeup.

$3.5 million settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$3.5 million settlement with an international electronic component manufacturer. The plaintiff suffered significant facial injuries as a result of an explosion which occurred due to a negligently-designed high voltage coupling mechanism. Through extensive investigation and consultation with multidisciplinary experts, our attorneys were able to establish that the product was defectively designed and that viable, safer alternative designs existed.

Jury verdict $2.75 million - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $2.75 million in a claim involving the wrongful deaths of two individuals and serious injuries to a third. Claims were asserted against individual defendants, as well as a national truck manufacturer. In addition to the $2.75 million verdict, claims against the product manufacturer and other defendants resolved prior to trial under a confidential arrangement, which resulted in multi million dollar recoveries for our clients.

Jury verdict $2.6 million - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Partner Jerry Baldino secured a $2.6 million verdict on behalf of a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper who suffered injuries to his right lower leg as a result of a gunshot. It was filed against the manufacturer of the holster in which the trooper was carrying his issued Glock semi-automatic pistol. It was established that the holster was defectively designed in that it allowed a foreign object to enter the holster and come in contact with the gun’s trigger.
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$1.9 million settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

A woman who suffered arm injuries after being attacked by a Rottweiler in Chester County settled for a combined $1.9 million between the dog owner and the distributor of a tether cord the dog allegedly broke free from right before the attack.
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$1.6 million settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$1.6 million settlement of a product defect claim. Plaintiff sustained significant arm injuries as the result be being mauled by a dog. Claims were asserted against the manufacturer and seller of a dog tie-out leash which corroded and failed, allowing the dog to break free and attack our client.

$1 million settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$1 million settlement of a product defect claim against a hospital bed manufacturer. Plaintiff suffered significant neurologic injuries when his hospital bed collapsed.

$950,000.00 settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$950,000.00 settlement against automobile manufacturer. Our client sustained fatal injuries as a result of a defect in the vehicle which allowed the roof to collapse when the vehicle rolled.

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