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Product Liability


Product Liability

The team of trial attorneys at William Schwitzer & Associates are experienced in litigation against manufacturers of defective products.

 

PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW

American legislation protects consumers against damage caused by defective products. Injured persons can therefore seek compensation for damages due to a product deffect (design defects, manufacturing defects, and defects in marketing).

Lead-Paint Poisoning

Lead-Paint Poisoning

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, lead paint poisoning is among the most common health problems for children today. One million children today are affected by lead poisoning, but when you know what to look for and what to do, lead poisoning is 100% preventable.

 

In times past, lead paint was used on walls, furniture, toys – you name it. It provided a beautiful and protective finish to the item. Not until the past decade was it discovered that the lead was hazardous to our health. One example of a hazardous condition is chipping or peeling exterior house paint. As the chips fall into the soil around the house, the ground becomes contaminated. This can lead to a build up of lead dust in the play areas around the house, as well as around the doors and windows of the home.

 

The true hazard to children is when they breathe the lead dust as opposed to eating the paint chips. Children suffering from lead poisoning do not show outward symptoms unless or until the levels of lead in their system become extremely high. That is why so many children with lead paint poisoning go untreated.

 

JURY AWARDS $9.3 MILLION IN LEAD-PAINT POISONING CASE