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Law Firm Assisting Those Injured By Defective Products in Illinois and Throughout the United States

Products that are available for purchase in the United States are expected to be safe to use. Unfortunately, product designers and manufacturers sometimes cut costs to increase their profits, and when defective products end up in the hands of consumers, serious personal injuries or even wrongful death can occur as a result.

The experienced attorneys of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC understand how the devastating injuries caused by defective products can impact a family. We are dedicated to helping those who have been injured by the negligence of a product designer or manufacturer, as well as enhancing public safety by ensuring that these parties are held responsible for the harm they have caused.

Types of Product Liability

Product defects that cause injuries to consumers generally fall into one of three categories:

  • Design defects - Errors made by a product's designer can result in a product being defective when it is manufactured as specified and used as it was intended.
  • Manufacturing defects - Errors that occur during the process of manufacturing a product can lead to it becoming unsafe to use. For example, using the wrong materials when making an auto part can cause it to break during the normal course of its use, and this may result in car accidents.
  • Inadequate instructions or warnings - Instructions for the proper use of a product should be provided to consumers, as well as warnings about the potential harm that could occur if the product is used improperly. Failure to provide proper instructions or warnings could result in a product's manufacturer being liable for injuries caused by the product.

Common Defective Products That Cause Injuries

Sadly, a wide variety of defective products are regularly sold to consumers in the United States. These include:

  • Children's products - Children are especially vulnerable to harm, and products intended for their use must meet strict safety standards. All too often, toys, cribs, playpens, car seats, and other items present choking hazards or otherwise cause serious injuries to children.
  • Household items - Defective appliances, furniture, decorations, cleaning supplies, or clothing can present a serious risk to a family's safety.
  • Auto parts - Motor vehicles incorporate hundreds of parts and systems, and the failure of just one of these parts can lead to catastrophic, life-threatening accidents.
  • Tools and machinery - Defective tools and equipment can lead to serious construction site accidents, as well as injuries to those who purchase these items for their own personal use around the home.
  • Medical devices - Defects in the equipment used by doctors, nurses, or hospital staff or in the implants and devices meant to address certain medical conditions can cause irreparable harm to patients.
  • Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs - Prescription and over-the-counter drugs often have undisclosed health risks, such as dangerous side effects or interactions with other medications.
  • Food products - Contamination during the manufacturing or packaging process can result in serious cases of food poisoning.

Contact an Illinois Defective Products Lawyer

Defective and dangerous products injure Americans all too regularly, and sadly, many of these products continue to be sold even after injuries have occurred. At TKK, we know what it takes to prove liability for injuries caused by defective products, and we work to achieve justice for those who have been injured by the negligence of product designers and manufacturers. Contact our Chicago personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Call our office at 312-605-8800 to schedule a free consultation.

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