What Is Personal Injury?
The legal definition of personal injury is an injury to one’s mind, body or emotions. This may arise from an intentional or unintentional action on the part of a person. Under the common law, a civil wrong is defined as a tort.
What types of incidents fall under Tort Law?
Personal injuries fall under the laws of torts and may arise from negligence, gross negligence, motor vehicle accidents, construction, ladder, and scaffold accidents, car accidents, van rollovers, bus, truck, motorcycle, taxi cab, train and airplane accidents, boating accidents, air bag deployment, side impact, burns, and medical malpractice including birth injuries, cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy, failure to diagnose various cancers including breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, negligent prescription of medications, and surgical errors.
What types of cases fall under Product Liability law?
Products liability claims generally fall under one of three legal theories of liability: negligence, strict products liability or breach of warranty of fitness. We handle a variety of cases involving products liability including the Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch, Cox 2 Inhibitors, Vioxx (Rofecoxib), Bextra (Valdexicob), Celebrex (Celecoxib), and Guidant Defibrillators. These products have caused a variety of personal injuries including, (Ortho Evra) death, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, and vision impairment, (Vioxx, Cox 2 Inhibitors, Celebrex ) increased risk of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and death, (Bextra) increased risk of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and death, (Guidant Defibrillators) uncontrolled ventricular tachycardia, and death.
Michael Gunzburg is a Personal Injury Attorney serving the New York Metropolitan area, including New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and New Jersey for almost 2 decades. We also serve clients from throughout the United States in connection with their products liability claims.