$6 .18 Million Awarded by Burbank Jury
Attorney Paul Kiesel, of Kiesel Law LLP, concluded a 4 week jury trial regarding a defective product which catastrophically failed, leading to Michael Hazard having to undergo numerous limb salvage surgeries to save his left leg.
The automotive part in question was a flywheel, a product which was produced in China for ATP, a company which falsely claimed in their advertising that the product was manufactured to meet or exceed original equipment specifications. In cross examination, Paul Kiesel was able to have the the former CEO of ATP, Roy Lipner, admit that the product was never tested to confirm that the correct materials were used, or that any quality control had been performed on the product.
Mike Hazard, a very successful personal trainer in Los Angeles, suffered through 11 limb salvage operations over two years in a, thankfully, successful effort to keep his leg. Mike has fought for the last 5 years to beat the odds and has succeeded.
Paul Kiesel told the jury, “Mike Hazard did nothing wrong, Mike is a hero”. After two days of deliberations, the jury agreed and awarded 6.18 million in addition to previous settlements with two other Defendants.