Representing the Victims of Dangerous and Defective Products
Manufacturers may be liable for product defects if the product was made in a defective or dangerous way and injuries occurred as a result of the manufacturing defect. At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago product liability attorneys represent victims of all types of product liability, including manufacturer’s liability, designer liability, and marketing liability. Our skill and experience allow us to efficiently and effectively analyze and manage legal issues pertaining to discovery, liability, causation, and damages. We are skilled product liability litigators who will vigorously advocate on your behalf in a court of law and work to get you the most favorable settlement or verdict possible.
We have a proven track record of success in this area, having obtained several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including $11.4 million for the family of a victim of a defective surgical head-holding device; $3.7 million for the family of a victim of improperly labeled medication, 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. It is our goal not only to ensure that our clients are compensated fully, but to protect others from becoming victims of defective products.
Contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago product liability attorneys.
Compensation for Manufacturer Liability
Damages for manufacturer liability may include:
- Compensation for injuries or death
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Strict Liability for Manufacturers
There are generally three theories of product liability:
- Strict liability
- Breach of warranty
Manufacturers are generally held to the strict-liability standard, which means that they are 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. In other words, even if the manufacturer took care not to produce a defective product, it could be responsible for any manufacturing defects in the product.
In order for a plaintiff to successfully pursue a manufacturer product liability case, he or she must prove the following:
- The product was defective at the time it left the manufacturer’s facility;
- The plaintiff was injured; and
- The plaintiff’s injuries were caused by the defective product.
Get the Manufacturer Liability Advice You Need
Proving the elements of a manufacturer liability case can be difficult, which is why it is important to consult with an experienced product liability attorney. At Cogan & Power, our Chicago defective product attorneys have considerable experience handling a wide variety of product liability cases, including manufacturer liability cases, unsafe pharmaceutical cases, and defective medical device cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured or a family member has died as a result of a manufacturing defect, please contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible product liability lawsuit. We take cases on a contingency basis, so you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.