Each year, thousands of consumers across the country are injured by defective products. If you were injured by a product, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. When a manufacturer creates and sells a defective product, the manufacturer puts thousands of unsuspecting consumers at risk of harm. If you were injured by a defective product, the experienced team of attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC will fight with you to hold the manufacturers accountable and get you the compensation you deserve.

In New York State, a product can be defective based upon a faulty design, a manufacturing defect or due to the manufacturer’s failure to include adequate warnings and instructions. The defendant(s) in a products liability action are the manufacturers of the product and the sellers, such as the wholesaler, distributor or retailer.

Design Defect

The product was not designed safely.

Manufacturing Defect

The product caused injury because it did not perform as intended. Often, an issue during the manufacturing process caused a dangerous defect that the product otherwise would not have contained.

Failure to Warn

The defendant did not adequately warn the user of the dangers associated with the product. In New York, manufacturers have a duty to warn of latent dangers (those that result from foreseeable use of the product) and dangers resulting from unintended uses of the product that are reasonably foreseeable.

Defective Products

• Defective pharmaceutical products
• Defective food products
• Defective vehicles
• Defective children’s products
• Defective construction equipment
• Defective equipment generally
• Defective Medical Devices
Defective Medications (drugs)
• Defective household appliances
• Defective cosmetics
• Defective batteries

Common types of injuries

• Broken bones
• Amputation of a body part
• Serious illness
• Organ failure
• Accidental poisoning
• Burns
• Lacerations
• Eye injuries
• Brain damage
Wrongful death


In New York State, you have three years from the date of injury to bring a products liability action. This three-year statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a lawsuit. If you do not bring your products liability lawsuit within three years from the date of injury, you will be time-barred from ever doing so.

The attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC are experienced in representing consumers who have suffered serious injuries from defective products made by companies responsible for their safe manufacture and design. Below is just one example of a case of a Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford client seriously injured by a company’s defective press machine:

Our client was working for a company that manufactured custom-made furniture. His job was to operate a press machine, which involved cleaning glued deposits inside the press. While cleaning the press, our client’s left arm became caught in the press machine resulting in the loss of his left arm, cut off at the elbow.

Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford proved that the manufacturer of the press machine failed to include safety devices, which would have prevented this serious accident.

Our client received a structured settlement valued in excess of $5 Million.
He is currently married with a small family and a thriving business.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, please contact the attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford to set up a free consultation.