Product Liability Attorneys
Whenever we purchase a product, take a medication, drive a car or other motor vehicle, or even eat or drink something, we have the expectation that the product we are using is indeed safe.
This is especially important when it comes to medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and even items that we entrust our loved ones' safety to, like a wheelchair or baby stroller.
There are even safety laws that product manufacturers must comply with in order to sell their products or put them into the stream of commerce.
However, if goods or related services fail to meet legal standards and cause injuries or even death, the manufacturer or distributor of the goods (or provider of the services) may be legally liable if the item was used as directed.
If you think you have a product liability case due to the injuries caused to you or a family member, then the manufacturer defect lawyers at Zayed Law Offices should be your first contact to assess your situation and determine if you have a legal claim.
The manufacturers of goods like food, medicine, drugs and pharmaceuticals, and other consumer goods are expected to put their products into the stream of commerce with customer safety in mind.
When companies fail to prevent defective products from entering the market, they are responsible for compensating consumers for their losses, including pain and suffering, medical bills, and any loss of income that may have occurred as a result of injuries incurred by using their products.
Accordingly, if a product is defective or otherwise dangerous and was not sold or prescribed with the appropriate warnings and precautions, then you might have a cause of action for a product liability lawsuit.
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What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is the legal liability that a manufacturer or trader incurs for producing or selling a faulty or defective product.
If an injury or property damage is caused by or arises out of the usage of products or the reliance upon a representation or warranty made at any time with respect to such products, the creator, maker, or distributor of the product may be considered legally liable for damages, including monetary compensation.
Product liability lawsuits or cases involve the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who create and make products available to the public or place them in the stream of commerce are held legally responsible for damages for injuries caused by their products.
What Is Considered a Defective Product?
A defective product or product defect is defined as any characteristic of a product that hinders its usability for the purpose for which it was designed and manufactured.
The terms “product defect” or “defective product” is typically used in legal contexts (such as a lawsuit claim) regarding product safety, where the term is applied to infer “anything that renders the product not reasonably safe” often with “when used as directed” included as a caveat.
Do I Need a Product Liability Attorney?
Retaining an experienced defective product attorney will provide you and your family with the best possible opportunity for recovering damages under a product liability claim.
These cases can be extremely complex and expensive to win.
They may require the consultation and testimony of expert witnesses in order to be successful, which means that you should work with a product defect attorney - like the products liability lawyer Chicago team at Zayed Law Offices - who have the capability to marshal an array of experts who can analyze the specifics of your case.
Types of Product Liability
There are many different types of product liability, but some are more common than others. Product liability cases can also lead to a class action suit or a multi-district litigation case against a manufacturer or similar company, such as in the case of pharmaceutical ones currently happening with Zantac lawsuits and Elmiron lawsuits.
Asbestos Attorneys Who Handle Product Liability Cases
Exposure to toxic substances like asbestos can cause a serious illness, injury, or even death.
If you were exposed to asbestos and are suffering from the long-term effects of asbestos exposure, then you need the assistance of a legal team that will take an aggressive approach and investigate the company or individuals at fault for the asbestos exposure and holds the appropriate parties responsible for their negligence.
Asbestos exposure can lead to asbestos-related lung cancers like mesothelioma, asbestos, and pleural thickening or the thickening of the lining of the lungs.
Mesothelioma Lawyers Who Handle Product Liability Cases
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the tissue that lines the lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs.
It is most common in individuals who have been exposed to asbestos in the long term, and it usually affects the lungs.
Immediate symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath, coughing, and chest pain; treatments for malignant mesothelioma include but are not limited to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
If you or a loved one suffer from mesothelioma, then you should contact a product liability and defective product law firm to ensure that you get the compensation you are rightfully owed, including costs for loss of income, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Zantac Lawsuits and Product Liability
Zantac – the commonly used brand name for ranitidine hydrochloride – is a popular and well-recognized brand that is one of the most commonly prescribed and best-selling drugs in the United States, and it has been available for over 30 years.
Zantac was used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and a host of other stomach, throat, and gastrointestinal issues along with being used as a supplement for allergy treatment regimens.
Zantac was recently taken off the market and recalled by the manufacturer after laboratory testing performed in 2019 found dangerously high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA were found in the medication.
NDMA is a known carcinogen and linked to several different types of cancer, so the drug was ceased to be sold but an unknown number of individuals may have been exposed to NDMA. This has opened up the manufacturers of Zantac to an MDL or multidistrict litigation case that is currently ongoing and will likely lead to settlements in the millions of dollars.
Learn more about joining the Zantac lawsuit here.
H3: Elmiron Lawsuits and Product Liability
Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is a drug that was until recently widely used to treat various bladder conditions, including interstitial cystitis, osteoarthritis, and possible prion disease. It has been available to the public since 1996; however, Elmiron has been found to have severely negative side effects, including eye damage and vision problems.
You or a family member may be eligible to join the Elmiron MDL lawsuit if you took Elmiron and later developed eye problems.
Learn more about joining the Elmiron lawsuit here.
Roundup Product Liability Lawsuit
Roundup is a pesticide or weedkiller produced by Monsanto (parent company Bayer) and it is believed that usage of this weedkiller has been linked to the development of various types of cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
If you or a loved one developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after using Roundup or being around or other exposed to the product, then you may be eligible to file a claim against Monsanto and Bayer for damages.
3M Earplug Lawsuit Updates (October 2021)
3M, a global corporation, supplied the U.S. military with earplugs that were shown to be faulty and caused veterans to suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus, resulting in damages of millions of dollars being awarded in October 2021.
The 3M earplug lawsuit lawsuits are ongoing.
If you or a family served in the military and relied on 3M earplugs to protect your hearing and are now suffering from tinnitus, hearing loss, or related ailments, then you may be eligible to participate in this product liability case and you should contact the product liability attorneys at Zayed Law Offices as soon as possible.
Pam Cooking Spray Lawsuit
Conagra Brands is the manufacturer of Pam cooking spray, and the company has been sued multiple times because it is alleged that cans of Pam cooking spray have ignited fires that resulted in severe burns and injuries to their users.
If you or a family member experienced severe burns or other injuries as a result of a can of Pam cooking spray malfunctioning, then you may be eligible to file a claim against Conagra Brands for damages.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits
The company Johnson and Johnson is currently facing thousands of talcum powder usage lawsuits that claim the manufacturer failed to warn the public about the connections between mesothelioma and ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer and also used talcum powder on a regular basis, then you may be eligible to file a claim against Johnson and Johnson for damages.
Pressure Cooker Accidents and Product Liability
There has been a recall of almost one million defective Crock-Pot pressure cookers, which are produced by Tristar Products, Inc.
These particular models of Crock-Pot, the Power Pressure Cooker XL, have been alleged to be defective and explode when used as directed, causing injuries like severe burns and trauma.
If you or a family member experienced severe burns or other injuries as a result of a pressure cooker exploding, then you may be eligible to file a claim against Tristar Products, Inc. for damages.
What Do Product Liability Law Firms Handle?
A Chicago product liability lawyer or product liability law firm is a personal injury attorney or team of attorneys who pursue justice on behalf of the men, women, and children who may have been seriously injured by defective or dangerous products.
Product liability firms or construction accident lawyers like Zayed Law Offices also represent clients who have suffered workplace injuries as a result of unguarded machinery or other unsafe work conditions, including defective or damaged construction equipment.
Our team of defective product lawyers takes great pride in knowing that we are not only helping individuals harmed by defective products through no fault of their own but that we are also helping to stop future harms from occurring due to bad products being available on the market.
How Do I Find a Product Liability Attorney in Chicago?
Finding a product liability lawyer in Chicago is as simple as filling out our consultation form or contacting us for a free consultation.
The team of product liability attorneys at Zayed Law Offices operates throughout the Chicago area and we have the expertise you need to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
How Much Is a Product Liability Lawsuit Worth?
A product liability lawsuit can be worth in the hundreds of thousands or even millions, depending on the injuries caused and harms suffered.
Defective products can cause serious injuries, disability, or even death (in which case the family of the deceased may have a cause of action for a wrongful death lawsuit).
Because the injuries resulting from product liability cases can be so extreme, these types of personal injury lawsuits are often settled for high amounts.
Amounts awarded in product liability accidents may vary according to the circumstances and details of a given case and various manufacturers or corporations have settled cases that involve particular grievous injuries for millions of dollars.
You should always consult with personal injury attorneys familiar with product liability lawsuits before considering the value of your particular lawsuit case.
Product Liability Trials and Settlements
The value of a product liability lawsuit case depends on the damages caused and the extent of harm incurred by the victim or victims.
Damages can be recovered or settlements made for a number of reasons, including but not limited to:
- Disability due to injuries from an accident related to the defective product
- Disability due to cancer or other illness related to exposure to toxic substances, compounds, or medications
- Severe negative side effects from medications or reactions to medications that the patient was not previously made aware of the possibility of those reactions occurring
- Current or immediate medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Loss of earnings or wages (in the present)
- Loss of earning capacity in the future (in the event of a disability or catastrophic injury, or wrongful death)
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage or destruction
After being involved in an accident or suffering from an illness of any kind caused by a defective product, you may have experienced significant discomfort, pain, injury, inconvenience, or catastrophic damage to your person such as the loss of a limb(s) or paralysis.
You may have missed and may continue to miss significant amounts of work or may even no longer be able to work in your previous capacity.
Many accidents or illnesses may even involve severe injuries or fatalities which could lead to wrongful death or accidental death lawsuit.
Filing a lawsuit against the negligent parties or manufacturers of defective products is a way of recovering or recouping the loss or damages for the accident and ensuring that medical bills, loss of income, and other pain and suffering that occurred as a result of the accident are taken care of as best allowed by the Illinois and United States legal system.
Our Product Liability Lawyers Are Here to Help
At Zayed Law Offices, our first and foremost goal is to protect the rights of the injured.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident caused by a defective product or been the victim of product liability and you have questions about personal injury lawsuits or compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering, are wondering how to pursue a personal injury case, or whether you have a cause of action to file a legal claim against the person or persons who caused your accident, we can help you to understand the associated laws and your options.
We know that any kind of injury can be a catastrophic and traumatic event that affects you, your family, and your career in many complicated and devastating ways.
Furthermore, the effects of being involved in an accident or harmed by a defective product can last for many years into the future, affecting your health, medical costs, current and future income, and even your family's future if you lose earning capacity or the ability to care for yourself.
What's more, if you've lost a loved one to a wrongful death caused by a defective product, you deserve a settlement and to deal with the grieving process as best you can without the extra stress of dealing with insurance companies and other third parties.
All of the above reasons are why you should work with a product liability attorney or wrongful death attorney who has experience dealing with injuries that occurred as the result of a defective product who can help you recover costs for pain and suffering, death, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, medical bills, disability, and emotional distress.
Have you or a loved one been injured due to a defective product and need a product liability lawyer to help you sue for damages?
We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your legal situation and help you determine the next steps.
Please contact Zayed Law Offices in Chicago and schedule a free case review and confidential initial consultation by completing our short contact form.
We'll schedule a time that is convenient for you and please note that you will not pay lawyer's fees unless we recover compensation for you.