Product Injury Claims
Individuals in Maryland and all fifty states who are harmed by faulty products have the right to make a claim against the manufacturer. Nearly 30 million injuries have resulted from defective consumer products and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there are 200-300 product recalls each year.
Types of Dangerous Products
Any product used by a consumer can be defective. Some examples of unsafe products include:
- dangerous household items
- propane gas grills
- extension cords and electrical items
- unsafe toys
- faulty automobile design
- car and truck gas tank explosions
- sport-utility vehicle rollovers
- defective car/SUV tires
- airbag injuries
- child seat failures
- defective blood products
- dangerous food/candy
- food borne illness (salmonella, E-coli)
- recalled drugs (Vioxx, Accutane, etc.)
Manufacturers have been found negligent as a result of placing improper warning labels on household and commercial products. Steve is currently representing a worker who sustained second and third degree chemical burns while using a cleaning product that spilled on her. The product label failed to warn of the potential danger of the product should it come in contact with skin, and the proper use of the product.
A Baltimore Product Liability Lawyer Helps Protect Your Rights
Steve’s practice is limited to representing people injured throughout Maryland and all fifty states. This includes consumers injured due to defective products. This is otherwise known as product liability, faulty products, manufacturing defects, and unsafe products.
Steve is also currently representing a child who was nearly blinded when a defective toy airplane struck her in the eye and the family of a window washer who was killed due to a defective safety belt.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product contact a Baltimore product liability attorney immediately!
Recent Case Results
Case Type: Product Liability / Settlement: $455,000.00
Steve represented the family of a 40-year-old window washer who plunged 30 stories to his death in 2001 at the Baltimore World Trade Center. Steve and associate counsel sued the manufacturers of the safety harness and the rope alleging that the safety harness malfunctioned when the rope broke. The case settled for $455,000.00.
Case Type: Product Liability / Settlement: $255,000.00
Steve represented a 43 year old convenience store manager who had floor and concrete cleaner splash on both feet while mopping the floor at her store. She suffered third degree chemical burns to both feet requiring multiple surgeries and skin grafting. She now has permanent nerve damage. The case settled for $255,000.00. The worker’s compensation carrier agreed to a significant reduction of it’s lien.
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Attorney Steve Heisler
Steve Heisler decided in 1996 that he was going to focus his law practice exclusively on injury cases. Since then, he has been representing injured people against insurance companies, disreputable medical practitioners and Big Pharma, and doing it with compassion, honesty and level-headed rationality. [ Attorney Bio ]