Product Liability Group

Gordon & Silber has many long-term relationships with manufacturing clients.

  • The firm has experience with a wide range of products including medical and orthopedic devices, stand-alone and in-line industrial machinery, beauty and cosmetic products, hand and power tools, industrial and residential products and machinery, including, chimneys and ventilation systems, consumer products and chemicals.
  • G&S has access to a wide range of medical experts who can directly address causation issues.
CONVEYER BELT MANUFACTURER – CRUSH INJURY
NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, KINGS COUNTY

We represented the manufacturer of a conveyor belt machine through trial, in a case where the plaintiff claimed he suffered severe crushing injuries and fractures below the knee, which subsequently led to the surgical amputation as a result of the failure to install a barrier around the machine.

POOL FILTERING SYSTEM – COGNITIVE INJURIES
NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, NASSAU COUNTY

Plaintiff was injured when attempting to remove the top of a strainer to perform maintenance on a pool filtering system. Allegedly upon loosening a bolt on a “gruvlock” type clamp mechanism, the top of the strainer flew off striking the plaintiff and causing him to sustain injuries.

FIREPLACE MANUFACTURER – SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS ON HANDS OF INFANT
NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT

We represented a fireplace manufacturer against claims that the product did not have adequate safeguards from contact burns and contained defective/inadequate warnings.

FAN MANUFACTURER – LACERATIONS TO AN INFANT
NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT

We represented the manufacturer of a fan in a case where the infant plaintiff was severely injured by an electrically designed exhaust fan.

WASTE CLEANING MACHINE MANUFACTURER – SERIOUS BURNS
NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, RICHMOND COUNTY

We represented the manufacturer of a waste cleaning machine which the plaintiff alleged caused him serious burns. Plaintiff claimed that the machine was defectively designed in that it failed to protect the operator from hot liquid trapped against the sterilizer door from pouring out.

VENDING MACHINE DISTRIBUTOR – COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME
NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, KINGS COUNTY

We are representing a distributor of vending machines against a claim that the machine was defectively designed and caused a crush injury leading to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

LADDER MANUFACTURER – DEATH
NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, KINGS COUNTY

We represented the manufacturer of a ladder in a lawsuit brought by the deceased plaintiff, where it was alleged that he was killed when he fell from a ladder which contained an inadequate warning.

TRUCK LEASING CORPORATION – SEVERE ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES
NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, NASSAU COUNTY

We obtained a unanimous jury verdict in favor of truck leasing corporation in a case where the plaintiff truck driver alleged he was injured by a defectively designed 200 pound rear truck door. Plaintiff alleged that the door design was defective in that it was supported by only a single cable. We established that the rear door cable was properly designed and maintained and that it was the plaintiff who failed to exercise reasonable care for his own safety that caused the accident.

DISTRIBUTOR OF COFFEE URN – BURNS
NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, NEW YORK COUNTY

We are representing a defendant in supply chain of a disposable coffee earn, where plaintiff claims she suffered severe burns when the spigot broke off the urn, discharging the hot coffee onto the plaintiff causing burns.