Langsam Law LLP

Products Liability

The law of product liability in New York is quite strict in terms of injury which results from the use of the product. It is to be taken into consideration that a defective product can cause unreasonable damage to the consumer. Product liability attorneys in a design defect case, where there is evidence and balances of the product's risks and safety against its utility and cost. Drugmakers and companies provide sufficient morning regarding the quality and safety of the product, however, due to some unforeseen circumstances, these products can become hazardous to one’s health. In such a scenario, manufacturers who don’t follow the law should be held accountable for their actions. At Langsam Law we deal with cases of defective products, automotive defects, dangerous drugs, defective machinery, and product recalls that lead to a product‘s failure. New York product liability law also makes sure to have product liability lawyers claim in cases of injuries or a wrongful death resulting from a defective product.

This area of law involves injuries sustained as a result of products which have been improperly designed or manufactured, or contain inadequate warnings concerning their use or side effects. These products may consist of machinery used at a workplace which is improperly guarded, consumer products which do not contain adequate warnings regarding use or drug warnings which do not properly inform of the risks associated with the drug. We are currently involved in litigation against a drug manufacturer for failing to properly warn of the side effects of an anti-malarial drug resulting in cognitive brain injury to a 16 year old boy.

Our Attorneys

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Elise Langsam |

Plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice representation.

Senior Partner and veteran trial attorney Elise Langsam has been practicing law for 42 years, 39 of which have been dedicated to representing personal injury clients. Ms. Langsam is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. She received her J.D. degree in 1978 from SUNY at Buffalo Law School and was admitted to the Appellate Division First Department in 1979. She has volunteered her services to counsel civic organizations such as the Ecuadorian Civil Committee (she is bilingual in Spanish). Some of the cases she has handled have been the subject of articles in the New York Law Journal, the New York Times, and other legal publications, including Jury Verdict Reports. Ms. Langsam tries all the cases in the firm, and her experience, perseverance, and compassion that have been responsible for favorable results for thousands of clients have earned her recognition as a Super Lawyer each year from 2014 through 2020. Legal fees for personal injury and medical malpractice matters are contingent upon recovery, so that clients need not pay us until we successfully obtain compensation for their injuries. 

Richard Langsam |

Corporate law and commercial transactions.

With 41 years of legal experience, Richard Langsam brings to his representation of business clients a broad range of corporate expertise. He counsels small, medium and large businesses and start-ups, advising them with respect to entity selection, strategy and planning, operations, corporate governance, strategic alliances, intellectual property licensing, personnel matters and executive compensation agreements as well as ownership agreements of all varieties. Richard also represents clients in the merger and acquisition arena as well as recapitalizations and financings. Richard’s clientele include such diverse businesses as steel manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, general contractors, architects, engineers and advertising agencies and he has acted as virtual “in house” counsel to Dutch, British, Italian, French, German and Swedish businesses with respect to their wholly owned United States subsidiaries.