San Francisco Defective Products Liability Attorneys
Proven Results in Class Action Defective Products Litigation
When a product fails or causes injury due to a bad design or manufacturing flaw, the manufacturer is liable. In many cases, large numbers of consumers have experienced a similar loss or harm because of a uniform defect.
Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP, of Los Angeles and San Francisco has had notable success in class action lawsuits for defective products liability. We welcome inquiries from clients statewide about pending class actions or possible new cases. Call us toll-free at (877) 391-8300.
Defective Products Liability
Manufacturers have a duty to stand behind their products, to design and test them to industry standards and to warn end users of potential dangers. Our experienced trial lawyers have won claims on the basis of design defects, manufacturing defects, failure to warn and breach of warranty.
Examples of Our Defective Product Cases:
- Bluetooth headsets : PS&W has a failure-to-warn class action pending in the Central District of California against the three major manufacturers of "Bluetooth" headsets that enable hands-free use of a cell phone (such as while driving). Because the apparatus must be set to high volume to be heard over traffic or other background noise, users are exposed to high decibels that can cause permanent hearing damage.
- Fire sprinklers : In the late 1990s, the attorneys of PS&W recovered significant damages against a fire sprinkler company — a defective O-ring led to a huge failure rate during actual fires.
- Defective drug cases: With plaintiffs nationwide, defective drug cases are typically combined into a class action in one jurisdiction. PS&W we work to certify the case as class actions and pursue compensation on behalf of its California plaintiffs.
See Notable Class Actions for more examples of our success and experience in defective products class action cases.
PS&W has participated in multiple auto defect and "Lemon Law" class actions, such as a case involving defective timing belts in Volkswagen and Audi cars. In the Audi and Volkswagen timing belt failure case, we recovered 100 cents on the dollar for our class members.
We are currently pursuing a class action lawsuit against Toyota for their 2010 Prius and Lexus HS250th antilock brake system (ABS) design defect. Multiple consumers have lost braking capacity while driving. We have asked the court to order Toyota to repair its antilock braking system.
Contact Our Skilled Trial Lawyers
It could be any defective product or device. We have the legal skills and technical resources to demonstrate that your case is not an isolated occurrence but in line with similar experiences of dozens, hundreds or thousands of people. Contact us online or call toll-free (877) 391-8300 to discuss your defective product liability claim or potential cause of action.