Andrew Barovick received his law degree from the Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law in New York City. In 2013, Andrew Barovick became a partner at Alegria and Barovick, LLP. In this position, he manages a wide variety of cases, including product liability lawsuits.
Products of all kinds, ranging from alcoholic beverages to clothing, have been subject to liability lawsuits. In some states, businesses that retail alcohol can be found responsible for injuries incurred or caused by a person that has consumed that alcohol. Like alcohol, other products known to cause health problems can be the target of a product liability case. On numerous occasions, courts have forced tobacco corporations to pay large fines due to illnesses caused by smoking. These lawsuits primarily involve tobacco manufacturers withholding or altering evidence of the harmful effects of smoking.
Apparel may also become the center of a product liability lawsuit due to issues of unsafe or uncomfortable materials, poor construction, fire retardancy, and low or dangerous functionality.
Further, outdated construction materials also lend themselves to liability lawsuits. Although asbestos is no longer used as a construction material today, plaintiffs can claim failure to warn, as well as strict liability or a design defect, as the source of a liability lawsuit. Asbestos cases can vary widely in nature, as exposure may result in injury, death, property damage, or some combination.