Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman has successfully represented thousands of Hawaii workers and consumers who have been harmed by dangerous and defective products. We are one of the leading law firms in the nation handling mesothelioma cases and asbestos products liability actions. We have also brought claims for unsafe prescription drugs, defective industrial equipment, defective construction machinery, and numerous other products. The Galiher law firm has recovered over $600 million for our clients and their families.

Thousands of Unsafe Products

Millions of Americans are killed or injured by dangerous defects in the products we use every day. We all depend on manufacturers to ensure that their products are designed and manufactured safely. Unfortunately, manufacturers do not always live up to their responsibility to protect the public. You may have heard about the accidents caused by faulty brakes in Toyota vehicles, or maybe the heart attacks caused by the diabetes drug Avandia, or the toxic lead paint used on some children’s toys manufactured in China. These are only a few of the many hazards posed by dangerous and defective products.

Legal Protection for Consumers

Under Hawaii law, consumers are given the maximum possible protection that the law can muster against dangerous defects in products. Manufacturers have a legal duty to test their products for potential hazards, and to warn consumers about any dangers that cannot be eliminated. In order to protect the public, manufacturers must ensure that their products are safe for their intended use.

Manufacturers Held Accountable

All too often, the manufacturers of these products were well-aware of the danger, but failed to correct the problem because they were more focused on profits than consumer safety. These corporations should be held accountable in court. The attorneys at the Galiher law firm have exposed the callousness of these manufacturers, and continue to achieve justice for the victims.

We Protect Your Rights

If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product, we urge you to contact our firm for a free case evaluation. We will investigate your case thoroughly to determine what the manufacturers knew, and when they knew it. Our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the largest manufacturers in the country, and we would be pleased to review your claim.

Our Recoveries:

  • $9.8 million jury verdict for a client whose cancer was caused by dangerous asbestos products
  • $5.3 million jury verdict for a client in a products liability case
  • A large confidential settlement for the family of a man who was fatally injured by a defective warning switch on a construction crane


The Galiher law firm works tirelessly to obtain the best results for its clients in every case. Through our many years of practice, however, we understand that every case is unique and any recovery is based on the particular facts of the case at hand. Prior results cannot guarantee the results in future cases.