Consumers purchase products and expect they will work correctly and safely with proper use. Unfortunately, many people are injured as a result of defects in products they believed to be safe, and defective products account for a large number of personal injuries each year.
When a defective product causes an injury, determining who is liable can be a complicated matter. Manufacturers, marketers, retailers, designers, and others that play a role in getting products to consumers may bear some responsibility. Product liability lawsuits allow injured consumers to seek compensation from those whose negligence or actions played a role in the production of a defective product that wound up in the hands of consumers.
A product defect may occur in the design, manufacture, or marketing of a product. Potentially-hazardous products require adequate labeling with warnings or specifications for use in order to protect consumers. Failure to provide this labeling can be costly for product promoters, sellers, or distributors.
Accident injury victims may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other accrued damages that come as a result of using a defective product.
At Cooney & Conway we represent individuals who have been injured as a result of using dangerous and unsafe products. Some common types of products that may have harmful defects include:
- Hernia mesh
- Heavy machinery
- Electrical equipment
- Medical devices
- Hip implants
- Knee replacements
- Automobiles (including brakes, axels, wheels, fuel systems, tires, and ignition modules)
- Recreational products
Cooney & Conway assists injured individuals with bringing claims against tortious parties, with the goal of fair compensation for their injuries. Our lawyers have been representing individuals severely injured by unsafe products for over 60 years.
If you or a loved one encountered a product that caused an injury or death, a serious injury attorney at Cooney & Conway can help to recover damages resulting from a product’s defect. Contact us through the contact information form located on this page, or call toll free at 800-322-5573 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options with an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer.