People use products they assume will work as advertised and not cause harm daily. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Defective products can cause injuries ranging from minor cuts to severe disabilities and even death. If you’re in Chicago, Illinois, and have been harmed by a defective product, the product liability lawyers at Sklare Law Group are here to help you.
Defective Design, Manufacturing, and Failure to Warn
Product liability cases typically fall into one of three categories: defective design, manufacturing, or failure to warn. A poorly designed product is inherently flawed, making it dangerous for consumers. On the other hand, poorly manufactured products may have a sound design but can still be hazardous due to the manufacturing process. Failure to warn cases typically involve products designed and manufactured properly but dangerous to users. In such cases, companies must provide clear warnings of potential hazards on the product’s packaging.
Defective Vehicle Parts
Defective parts in cars can cause severe accidents that result in serious injuries or fatalities. Common defective parts include tires, brakes, airbags, engine parts, electronic equipment, windshields, and ignition switches. Manufacturers and installers of these parts are expected to adhere to safety and durability standards. Our experienced lawyers at Sklare Law Group can help you investigate your case, find the true cause of your injuries, and pursue compensation from the responsible parties.
Defective Prescription Drugs
Drug manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry, and when profit becomes the primary motive, corners may be cut in the design or manufacture of medications. When this happens, innocent patients suffer the consequences, which can be severe. Some common examples of defective drugs include anti-depressants, diet pills, birth control medications, and over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol or Aspirin.
Defective Medical Devices
When properly designed, manufactured, prescribed, and installed, medical devices can dramatically improve a patient’s quality of life and even save their life. However, when something goes wrong with the device, the patient can suffer severe consequences, and in some cases, it can be fatal. The medical device industry is also a multi-billion dollar, and while medical devices can be lifesavers, quality control may not always be a top priority.
Schedule A Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product in Chicago, you can seek compensation for your damages. Sklare Law Group is here to help you fight for your rights. Contact us today at (312) 759-1616 for a free consultation.