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Product Liability Cases

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Product Liability & Negligence Case Results

  • Griggs v. West-Pac Industries and Tools Exchange Verdict: $58 million
    Christine Spagnoli was an integral member of the trial team which obtained a verdict for a male worker who suffered severe burn injuries caused by a defective O-ring. Largest single plaintiff's personal injury verdict in California. Jury also awarded a record $48 million in non-economic compensatory damages.
  • Pascua/White v. Industrial Asphalt Verdict: $14.4 million
    Asphalt truck improperly serviced and inspected by driver and asphalt company caused chain collision. Crash resulted in brain damage to nephrology surgeon and deaths of her husband and 81-year-old mother. They were passengers in the vehicle struck by a load of hot asphalt on freeway. Action brought by surviving doctor and stepchildren.
  • Rapan v. Dorel Juvenile Group, Cosco and Daimler Chrysler Confidential Settlement
    Settlement obtained on behalf of a child who suffered a devastating spinal cord injury. Two-and-a-half-year-old Isaiah Rapan was injured in a crash while secured in a Cosco Grand Explorer shield booster seat in the rear seat of his parent's Jeep Cherokee. GB&W attorneys established that the booster seat and the Jeep car seat were poorly designed and caused Isaiah's injuries.
  • Macchia v. Synergy Cargo Logistics Settlement: $3 million
    Wrongful death of two unrestrained, elderly parents of driver, who was also unrestrained and seriously injured. The defendant trucking company's negligence resulted in a 3,000 lb. converter gear detaching on the 605 freeway. The plaintiffs' vehicle struck the object.
  • Doe Family v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $3 million
    A products liability action involving tire tread separation that caused a passenger van to roll over. The crash resulted in the death of two Philippine immigrants.
  • Doe Family v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.4 million
    A woman was burned when the gas dryer placed on the ground in her garage caused the ignition of flammable vapors.
  • Lopez v. Certified Grocers Verdict: $1.23 million
    Bicyclist struck by tractor-trailer.
  • Doe Family v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $1.1 million
    Parents brought a products liability action when their young daughter died of asphyxiation after becoming entangled in a mini blind cord.
  • Anderson v. General Motors Verdict: $4.9 billion
    Christine Spagnoli was an integral member of the trial team in the action against General Motors for defective fuel system that led to burn injuries to four children and two adults. This is amongst the largest products liability verdicts in American judicial history.
  • Doe v Doe Bicycle: Settlement $2.3 million
    Seat Clip broke while man was riding his bicycle causing head and neck injuries.

Defective Product Case Results

  • Sein v. Aston Martin Lagonda Confidential Settlement
    Wrongful death claim on behalf of the widow and three children of Dr. Michael Sein, an Orange County anesthesiologist, who died as a result of manufacturing and design defects in the driver's seat of his 2004 Aston Martin DB9. After the DB9 was rear-ended, the driver's seat collapsed causing fatal head injuries when Dr. Sein was thrown backward and struck his head.
  • Bartoli v. Hanson Settlement: $7.8 million
    Young worker's leg was amputated by defectively designed and manufactured floating rock grinding machine.
  • Lampley v. Sulzer Ltd. Confidential Settlement
    Sportscaster Jim Lampley received a defective hip implant that had to be surgically removed. Suit alleged orthopedic manufacturers knew about the faulty device, which was eventually recalled after Lampley received it.
  • Rapan v. Dorel Juvenile Group, Cosco and Daimler Chrysler Confidential Settlement
    Settlement obtained on behalf of a child who suffered a devastating spinal cord injury. Two-and-a-half-year-old Isaiah Rapan was injured in a crash while secured in a Cosco Grand Explorer shield booster seat in the rear seat of his parent's Jeep Cherokee. GB&W attorneys established that the booster seat and the Jeep car seat were poorly designed and caused Isaiah's injuries.
  • Doe Individual v. Doe Manufacturer Settlement: $5.5 million
    Man received brain injury when morphine pump malfunctioned and caused entire contents of pump to dispense into plaintiff's body.
  • Doe Individual v. John Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.75 million
    Woman received severe burns after the arc of an electric blanket ignited a fire in the house.
  • Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.4 million
    A woman was severely burned when the gas dryer placed on the ground in her garage caused the ignition of flammable vapors.
  • Symes v. Hitachi Verdict: $1.3 million
    Mitre saw with defective safety guard severely injured homeowner's hand.
  • Canela v. Tom's Vending Company Settlement: $1 million
    Plaintiff opened the door of a microwave oven at mid-cycle to rotate his food. The interlock system failed and caused deep burns to the nerves and muscles of plaintiff's major hand.
  • Doe Family v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $1.1 million
    Parents brought a products liability action when their young daughter died of asphyxiation after becoming entangled in a mini blind cord.
  • Doe v. Doe Bicycle: Settlement $2.3 million
    Seat Clip broke while man was riding his bicycle causing head and neck injuries.

We may be able to help with your product liability case. For more information, contact us online or call us at (866) 634-4525.

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Best Law Firms by US News

    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury and Product Liability firm in Los Angeles.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.

  • LACBA
    LACBA

    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California

    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.

  • CAALA
    CAALA

    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."

  • WLALA
    WLALA

    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    As a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, founding partner Bruce Broillet joins a select group of California lawyers. Only 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

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