Defective Product Lawyers
When a product you buy does not function properly or does not contain proper safety warnings, it could lead to serious injuries and even death. At The Collins Law Firm, we are dedicated to holding the manufacturers of defective products and the companies that sell them accountable for their actions.
Contact our law firm in Naperville, Illinois, if:
- You have been injured or made ill by a prescribed or over-the-counter medication that you believed to be safe but that has recently been linked to serious health complications.
- A product defect in a medical device--such as an implant, stapler, defibrillator, or contraceptive device--caused you serious injury or the need for additional surgery.
- A child’s product that you bought did not have the proper safety warnings, and your child was injured as a result.
- You were injured by a defective component on your vehicle. Ex. a defective tire, gas tank, or airbag that failed to deploy or exploded on impact during an accident.
- You bought a product that malfunctioned, causing serious injury.
In situations like these, our experienced trial attorneys will take up your fight for the compensation you are entitled to receive. While the compensation we pursue will not make up for the loss of your health or the loss of a loved one, it can help ease the stress associated with overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, or funeral expenses.Have You Been Injured by a Defective Product?
Every year thousands of people are injured when a product they thought was safe turns out not to be. You may have a lawsuit if you have suffered due to a defective product in one of these categories or another product that has malfunctioned.
Dangerous drugs: Every year, millions of people in the U.S. are prescribed medication by their doctor to treat a multitude of medical conditions. The manufacturers of these drugs have an obligation to conduct tests to determine the safety of those drugs and to warn the public of any risks and side effects. When this is not done, people are put at risk and the manufacturers open themselves up to lawsuits. In recent years, many common medications such as Zantac, Valsartan, and Zostavax—among others--have come under fire for failing to warn patients of serious complications or cancer-causing ingredients in their formulations.
Defective medical devices: There are many medical devices that can save lives or better people’s health. However, if these products are defective, they can lead to serious injuries and even death. Sometimes, these injuries become the basis for a product liability lawsuit. Defibrillators, stents, and surgical staplers have all had medical and legal problems in recent years. More recently, multiple lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of the following medical devices for injuries and illness associated with those products:
Defective children’s products: These are products marketed for use with infants and children, such as toys, highchairs, or cribs, that have the potential to harm babies and small children. These defective products can be classified into three types: products with a dangerous design, products sold without adequate warnings, and products with defective assembly or construction. A recent example of a defective child’s product is the Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play inclined sleeper which was recalled due to suffocation risks.
Defective cars and vehicle components: In this fast-paced world of ours, most Americans spend some portion of every day in their cars. This is why it is so important for car makers and auto component manufacturers to make sure that their products are as safe as they can possibly be. Unfortunately, these companies sometimes decide to put profits over people’s safety and fail to correct defects or add safety equipment that could save lives, after calculating that the changes would be too costly. The results can be catastrophic. Defective airbags, tires, and gas tanks have all lead to unnecessary injuries and deaths.We are Aggressive Product Liability Lawyers
In this area of personal injury, you will likely be facing off against high-powered corporate counsel and skilled trial attorneys. Our lawyers can level the playing field.
Our track record as personal injury lawyers — we have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our clients — speaks for itself. When you are pursuing the compensation and medical care that you need to move on with your life, you should obtain the best possible legal representation.
Contact The Collins Law Firm at (630) 527-1595 to schedule a free consultation with a defective product attorney at one of the Chicago area's premier personal injury law firms.