Each year, thousands of people are killed by dangerous or defective products, including cars, baby and children’s products, toys, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Chicago wrongful death lawyers at Cogan & Power, P.C. focus on protecting the rights of families who have lost a loved one as a result of a dangerous or defective product. We are dedicated to getting the maximum financial recovery possible for the victim’s family and vigorously pursuing negligent manufacturers in order to protect the public from future product liability fatalities.
Lawsuits involving a death due to a dangerous or defective product involve a number of complex laws and legal issues – namely, wrongful death laws and product liability legal theories.
Under product liability laws, anyone along a product’s supply chain – including designers, engineers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers – can be held liable for deaths caused by a dangerous or defective product. Product liability lawsuits can be brought based on design defects, manufacturing defects, or marketing defects (e.g., product lacked sufficient warning labels).
Wrongful death lawsuits, which include legal claims brought by the family of a deceased victim of negligence, involve complex legal issues of liability and damages. The plaintiff must first prove that the defendant is liable for the decedent’s death as a result of negligent or intentional wrongdoing. After liability is determined, there are often complex legal issues regarding the appropriate level of compensation that should be awarded as damages.
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago wrongful attorneys focus on representing the families of deceased victims of negligence, including the victims of product liability fatalities. We are dedicated accident and injury attorneys who are committed to protecting our clients’ best interests, preventing future misconduct, and obtaining a favorable verdict or settlement on their behalf. We recently obtained $11.4 million for the family of a man who died after a head-holder device broke during surgery and $3.7 million for the family of a woman who died after taking medication that had not contained suitable warnings.
At Cogan & Power, we have the skill and experience necessary to handle the complex legal issues that come into play in fatal product liability cases. Our Chicago product liability attorneys advocate on behalf of clients with claims involving:
At Cogan & Power, our compassionate Chicago wrongful death attorneys understand that no amount of money can ease the pain that you are feeling following the death of a loved one. But receiving compensation after a product liability fatality can go a long way in helping pay bills and ease the financial burden that can follow the death of a loved one. We strive to obtain the maximum recovery possible for our clients, which might include medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, mental suffering, and punitive damages.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal product liability accident, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights because wrongful death laws include strict time limitations (called statutes of limitations) governing when a lawsuit can be filed. The Chicago product liability fatality attorneys at Cogan & Power work quickly to begin the legal analysis, factual investigation, and document preparation necessary to bring a successful wrongful death action.
Contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to discuss a possible wrongful death claim and learn more about the types of damages to which you may be entitled. Because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.