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Product liability and product defect lawsuits

Posted by attorney Mitchell Sexner

When a product is produced, the manufacturer is responsible for making sure their product is designed and manufactured safely. If it is not safe, and someone becomes injured, then the manufacturer is responsible for all of the personal injuries and damages that result. Experienced product liability attorneys litigate cases involving products liability and handles claims throughout the State of Illinois.

Defective equipment and dangerous consumer goods such as:

  • Defective child car seats & restraints
  • Defective automobiles
  • Unsafe lawnmowers
  • Defective tires
  • Dangerous toys & children’s clothing
  • Consumer products
  • Chemicals with inadequate warnings
  • Industrial equipment
  • Construction & material handling equipment

These personal injury cases are often difficult and very complex. Furthermore, when even one successful claim is brought against a manufacturer, it exposes them to a number of further injury claims. Because of this, they vigorously defend themselves in these cases. So in order to properly defend your rights, what is needed is an injury law firm with enough determination, resources, time, and actual experience to take on the manufacturers and their insurers.

There are three basic types of product defect for which manufacturers and suppliers are liable:

Design defect – An inherent defect that exists before the product is manufactured that makes it unreasonably dangerous to use due to a design flaw. Manufacturing defect – A defect that occurs during the construction or production of the item / just a few of many of the same type of product may be flawed.

Marketing defect – A defect that refers to improper instructions or failure to warn consumers of latent dangers in the product.

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