Defective Product


Hurt by a Defective Product? We Want to Help.

by Staff Blogger | November 4th, 2019

Whether it’s a medical device that was surgically implanted into your body, or a consumer product you purchased at the supermarket, you expect items manufactured by big corporations to be safe and thoroughly tested before going on sale for use by the public. However, that’s not always the case. To protect their profits and their sales, some product manufacturers have lax testing procedures, or they hide known flaws to get or keep their products on the market.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California defective product attorneys know that some products can be dangerous to the people who use them—especially when they aren’t properly tested. Defective products can range from toys contaminated with lead to exploding e-cigarettes to improperly designed medical implants and joint replacements that break down inside the body.

If you or someone you love suffered serious injuries because of a defective product, it’s important to get an experienced law firm on your side as soon as possible. Product manufacturers are reluctant to admit fault when their products cause harm to innocent people, and they often have big legal teams to intimidate victims into silence. But our lawyers know their tricks, and we know how to beat them at their own game.

You shouldn’t have to suffer because a multi-billion-dollar corporation valued profits over safety. Instead, you should get paid for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering—and it’s our goal to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.


7 Safe Alternatives to Roundup

by Staff Blogger | August 14th, 2019

Roundup is the world’s most popular weed killer, and it’s used not only on farms and commercial properties, but it can also be found in the garages and sheds of many ordinary people. That’s what makes recent revelations that Roundup may cause cancer so alarming.

If you are looking for ways to reduce your health risks as you care for your lawn or garden, you will likely want to look for safer, chemical-free alternatives. We’ve compiled seven Roundup-free methods of keeping your yard, driveway, and garden free of weeds and looking beautiful this summer which you can access by clicking the image below. And if you think your cancer diagnosis may be related to Roundup, don’t hesitate to talk to the team at Berg Injury Lawyers to see if you may be eligible for compensation.


Roundup® Ruled “Substantial Factor” in Man’s Cancer Diagnosis

by Staff Blogger | May 29th, 2019

In March 2019, a California federal jury ruled that exposure to Roundup® weed killer caused a Sonoma County man’s diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the first of three bellwether trials that could set the standard for future Roundup cancer cases and open the door for other victims to get compensation. In San Francisco alone, there are already more than 750 Roundup cases underway.

This is the second ruling in the U.S. within the last year linking glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, to non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In August 2018, a former school groundskeeper was awarded $289 million—later reduced to $78.5 million—in a lawsuit against Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto Company.

How Are People Exposed to Roundup®?

Exposure to glyphosate can happen in the following ways:

  • Breathing in airborne particles after spraying the product
  • Absorbing the product through the skin after touching treated plants and weeds
  • Drinking contaminated water that was exposed to the product
  • Eating food grown in contaminated soil

If you or someone you love developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another type of cancer after exposure to Roundup or a similar product, the California Roundup cancer attorneys want to speak with you. We don’t think you should have to pay for an illness caused by someone else’s negligence, and we’re ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.


3 Types of Product Liability

by Staff Blogger | March 7th, 2019

Before releasing new products or medical devices to the marketplace, manufacturers should conduct proper testing to ensure their products are safe and warn the public about any potential risks their products might pose. However, some big manufacturing companies put their own profits above safety. That means they often skip out on important testing phases or withhold their products’ potential safety risks in an effort to increase production times and put money in their pockets sooner.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we’re not afraid to go up against big manufacturing companies when their negligence causes harm to innocent people. When victims come to us after a defective product injury, our California defective product attorneys do everything in their power to help victims get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Three factors we investigate during a product liability lawsuit include:

  • Design defects—Even if a product is used as the manufacturer intended, poor design can lead to injury.
  • Manufacturing defectsProduct injuries may result from cheap materials, missing components, poor craftsmanship, and inadequate testing.
  • Failure to warn or provide instructionsCompanies that fail to provide adequate warning labels and instructions for use can be held liable when their products cause injuries.

California Product Liability Attorneys

If you or your loved one suffered injuries because of a defective product in California, the attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers want to help. It’s our goal to hold manufacturing companies accountable when their carelessness puts innocent people at risk, and we’re ready to fight for your rights. Contact us today for a free case review.


Hearing Loss After Military Service? Defective 3M Earplugs May Be to Blame.

by Staff Blogger | March 4th, 2019

If you served in a combat role in the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015 and experienced hearing loss or hearing problems, it may be due to defective earplugs you were issued during your service.

In 2018, the U.S. government alleged that 3M Company failed to disclose that its dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, were defective and incapable of properly protecting users from combat-related sounds. 3M agreed to pay the U.S. government $9.1 million to resolve those allegations. However, the company is now facing hundreds of lawsuits from veterans who suffered hearing loss or hearing problems.

The dual-ended earplugs featured a yellow-colored end and an olive-colored end. The yellow-colored end was designed to significantly reduce combat-related sounds, while still allowing users to hear commands spoken by friendly soldiers and the advancement of enemy troops. The olive-colored end was supposed to block all sounds like traditional earplugs.

However, the earplugs were too short to be properly inserted into some user’s ears, causing them to loosen or fail to form a proper seal. 3M was aware of this defect as far back as 2000, but the company continued to supply them to the U.S. military, putting millions of veterans in danger of suffering severe ear and hearing-related damage.

If you or someone you love suffered hearing loss, tinnitus, or other ear-related problems after serving in the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015, the California defective product attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers want to speak with you. Contact us today for a free consultation.


Negligent Companies Can Be Held Liable for Their Defective Products

by Staff Blogger | October 15th, 2018

When companies release new products to the consumer, industrial, or medical markets, they’re supposed to make sure they’re safe and don’t pose any significant dangers. But in an effort to rush products to market and to maximize profits, some companies skip important testing phases or even lie about potential risks their products can pose to the people who use them.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California defective product attorneys hold negligent and careless companies responsible for the damages their products cause to innocent people. If you or someone you love were hurt by a product, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

We handle a wide variety of defective product claims, ranging from dangerous vehicles and cribs to exploding e-cigarettes and potentially life-threatening medical devices. No matter what type of product caused you or your loved one to suffer a serious injury or health-related complication, we’re ready to collect evidence that proves the manufacturer failed to do its due diligence.

In addition, we know how to calculate exactly how much your defective product injury will cost you—both now and in the future. Getting a settlement for your current medical bills and lost wages isn’t enough when you may need additional treatments and have no idea when you’ll be able to return to work.

Get in touch with our law firm today to find out how we may be able to put our experience to work for your family. Call now for a free consultation.


2 Steps to Take After a Defective Product Injury

by Staff Blogger | June 11th, 2018

With the number of governmental agencies regulating products and safety standards that product manufacturers must follow before releasing goods to the general public, most people assume that the items they buy are safe to use.

While that’s true for most products, a large number of potentially dangerous products slip through the cracks each year and pose serious risks to the people who buy them and anyone who uses them.

In addition to several medical devices, including joint replacements, birth control implants, and heart-related devices, ordinary consumer products can also be dangerous. A few examples include e-cigarettes and their potential to cause explosions and burns and weed killers and their potential to cause illnesses and even cancer.

If you or someone you love get hurt by a defective product, you can help protect your rights by taking the following steps:

  1. Get medical attention. Many defective product injuries can cause serious complications, while others can be potentially life-threatening. Getting evaluated by a healthcare professional can help stabilize your health, rule out dangerous complications, and get you on the path to recovery. It will also create valuable evidence for your claim that links your health problems to your use of the product in question.
  2. Get a California defective product lawyer. Without a lawyer on your side, you may be on your own when it comes to paying for expensive medical bills and incurring significant income losses that often occur after defective product injuries. It’s our goal to help you get the compensation you deserve for what you’ve been through.

Get in touch with Berg Injury Lawyers today. Just fill out a free consultation form to find out how we may be able to help.


Did Your Joint Replacement Fail? You May Be Eligible for Compensation.

by Staff Blogger | February 12th, 2018

Whether due to accidents, diseases, or age-related conditions, some people’s joints are prone to wearing out and failing over time. When joints no longer work properly, the symptoms can be debilitating and disabling. Victims often experience severe pain and may even lose mobility.

Thankfully, people whose joints have worn out can get artificial replacement joints, which are surgically inserted into their bodies and designed to provide the same range of motion as real joints. However, there’s always a significant chance of complications when foreign objects are implanted inside people’s bodies—and the risks increase when those foreign objects are poorly designed, use inferior materials, or are prone to failure.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California defective product lawyers know that joint replacements—especially for hip and knee patients—can bring immense relief, but they’re also capable of causing serious pain and lost mobility.

If you or someone you love were hurt by a joint replacement, you may be eligible for compensation for:

  • Medical bills – When joint replacements fail, patients must undergo extensive medical treatment such as revision surgeries and physical rehabilitation—all of which can be extremely expensive.
  • Lost wages – Many patients have joint replacement surgery with the belief that they’ll be able to return to work soon. But when hip or knee replacements fail, they may be left in even more pain and with less mobility than before, putting them out of work indefinitely.

Don’t wait to get the experienced legal help you deserve. Get in touch with us today—call now for a free consultation.


Any Consumer Product Can Be Defective

by Staff Blogger | June 19th, 2017

As a consumer, you more than likely have to depend and trust in others to provide the necessities of life. No matter how self-sustaining your life may be, chances are you still purchase some things from a store or individual that you simply can’t produce yourself. Most of us try to make good decisions when we make purchases, taking into account how and where the products were produced, but that doesn’t necessarily protect us from defective products.

The reality is any consumer product can have or develop a defect. When those defects lead to injuries, the people of San Francisco turn to Berg Injury Lawyers to get them the justice they deserve. Over the years, we’ve handled a number of defective product cases from asbestos products to exploding e-cigarette devices. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, getting any compensation for your injuries can be difficult on your own, which is why you need an experienced product liability attorney fighting on your behalf.

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, put the experience of more than 35 years on your side. Call the product liability attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers today for a free, no obligation consultation. We’ll fully investigate the nature of your injuries and fight to get you every dollar in compensation you deserve. That can include medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Don’t go it alone. Contact us today.


The Agreement You Make Every Time You Buy

by Staff Blogger | December 19th, 2016

Consumers have rights. You might not think that buying a product is an agreement, but it is. You’re essentially making a pact with the manufacturer that in exchange for your hard-earned money, you’ll receive a safe product that will both work as advertised and not cause you any harm. Unfortunately, a number of defective products have made their way to store shelves in recent years, causing severe injuries to thousands of people worldwide.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we’ve dedicated an entire segment of our practice to protecting the rights of San Francisco consumers. We’ve helped those injured by defective products get maximum compensation for their injuries by holding the manufacturers accountable.

Here are just a few of the defective product cases we handle:

If you or someone you love was injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer. Give our experienced San Francisco product liability lawyers a call today for a free evaluation of your claim. We’re ready to investigate the cause of your injuries and fight to get you every dollar you deserve.