Using defective products may result in personal injury or death, for which several parties can be held liable. Depending on a variety of factors the seller, manufacturer, importer or a combination of these may be liable.
Complaints must be filed within a reasonable period. For products a three-year limitation period applies, for liability on account of unlawful acts a five-year period. The injured party should demonstrate a connection between the personal injury (or death) and the defect in the product.
Product liability cases often have an international character. Where necessary we engage law firms abroad to litigate in the liable party’s country of establishment.
Beer advocaten currently represents children and young adults (and their parents or caregivers) who following vaccination against the swine flu (Pandemrix) have developed narcolepsy.