Product liability law holds anyone along a product’s supply chain – including designers, engineers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers – liable for injuries and damages sustained as a result of a dangerous or defective product. Product liability lawsuits can be brought based on design defects, manufacturing defects, or marketing defects (e.g., product lacked adequate warning labels).
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago product liability attorneys focus on representing the victims of dangerous and defective products, including unsafe pharmaceuticals and medical devices, defective vehicles, defective machinery and equipment, and unsafe food products. We are dedicated accident and injury attorneys who are committed to preserving the rights of our clients, protecting their best interests, 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; $3.7 million for the family of a woman who died after taking medication that had not contained suitable warnings; and a record high multi-million-dollar settlement on behalf of a man injured in a hunting accident as a result of an unsafe deer-hunting stand.
Theories of product liability include:
occurs when the defendant knew or should have known of the products defect and failed to take the appropriate steps to protect the public.
holds manufacturers liable for injuries and damages caused by dangerous and defective products, regardless of whether they knew or should have known that the product was unsafe.
applies when the manufacturer or distributor fails to comply with a written or implied warranty that the product will be safe and free from defects.
At Cogan & Power, we have the skill and experience necessary to handle the complex legal issues that come into play in product liability cases. Our Chicago product liability attorneys advocate on behalf of clients with claims involving:
If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, it is important to take key steps to preserve a claim for damages in a product liability suit against the manufacturer or other responsible party. You should:
Retain as much applicable information as possible, including proof of purchase, product packaging, and medical bills.
Determine the model number of the product, if possible.
Seek medical attention for any resulting illnesses or injuries.
Promptly seek the advice of a skilled product liability attorney, like the Chicago product liability lawyers at Cogan & Power.
It is important to act quickly to protect your legal rights, assemble relevant evidence, and comply with applicable statutes of limitations. If you have been the victim of product liability, contact the Chicago accident and injury attorneys at Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible product liability claim. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.