At John M. O'Brien & Associates, we represent individuals and families in the Elk Grove and San Francisco areas affected by defective products. We believe that manufacturing companies have a responsibility to consumers and when something goes wrong they should be held accountable. As product liability lawyers, we believe it is our duty to hold these companies accountable and to help injured persons and their families recover the maximum amount of compensation possible.
We are not afraid to challenge large corporations and their insurance companies; in fact, we believe it is our duty to do so. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a defective or unsafe product, we can help you. Whether you were in an auto accident caused by a defective tire or faulty brakes, or if you suffered injuries from a medical device or medication, our attorneys and staff will evaluate every shred of evidence and will not rest until you and your family receive the compensation you need and deserve.
Experience You Can Trust
At John M. O'Brien & Associates, we have handled some of the most complex injury cases involving defective products. For example, we represented a man who was given a cryotherapy unit following routine ankle surgery. He was told that the unit would reduce pain and swelling and would accelerate the healing process. Our client was instructed to leave it on 24 hours a day for 5 days straight; his wife was instructed to add ice to the machine every 8 hours.
Our client and his wife simply did what they were instructed to do. As a result, he suffered severe injuries similar to frostbite and had to get a couple of his toes amputated. After the surgery, the injuries spread, causing our client to require amputation of his heel. He developed a severe infection and almost lost his life. But, it didn't stop there. He was in and out of surgery and ended up losing his leg below the knee. He developed and fought two more serious infections, requiring chemotherapy as treatment.
What started out as routine surgery ended up being a long two-year battle for our client who is now left with disfiguring and debilitating injuries for the rest of his life. Injury attorney John M. O'Brien took on the case and challenged the product manufacturer and the retailer. He served as a tireless advocate for his client and his family. The case settled for $4.5 million.
Handling all Types of Product Liability
Mr. O'Brien has a proven record of success in a wide range of product liability claims. He recently resolved a case against a major automobile manufacturer on behalf of the heirs of a 52 year old woman who was killed in a broadside collision when her side airbags failed to deploy. Mr. O'Brien challenged the auto manufacturer, contending that if the airbags weren't defective and actually deployed, the woman would still be alive. The case was resolved for a substantial amount.
Our attorneys and staff are equipped with the knowledge, the skills and the resources to take on the most complicated product liability cases involving:
- Defective auto parts (e.g. defective airbags, brakes and tires)
- Defective medical devices
- Defective or unsafe medications
- Defective childrens' toys and products
- Defective construction equipment and other heavy machinery
If you believe that a product has caused harm to you or someone you love, contact John M. O'Brien & Associates for qualified and dedicated legal representation. We will focus on your case and do everything we can to get you the compensation you need to move forward with your life: that is our commitment to you.
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