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Chicago Product Liability Attorneys

The Chicago products liability injury firm of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represents plaintiffs throughout Illinois, including the greater Chicago area as well as Will County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, and McHenry County, Cook County and all other counties. Products liability matters represent a distinct part of personal injury law focused on injuries sustained by a consumer in conjunction with their use of a consumer product.

There are three main areas for which a product liability attorney may assert as grounds in a cause of action involving products liability. The first is where the product was defectively designed, so as to cause, or present the potential cause, for injury, upon use. The second is where the product was defectively manufactured, thereby causing injury that would not have occurred in the absence of such faulty or defective manufacture. The third is failure to warn the consumer, or to provide proper, appropriate, or sufficient instruction regarding the use and/or consumption of the consumer product. When it is not apparent, at the initial stages of a matter what the precise cause may be, experienced products liability injury attorneys will often assert all three above stated grounds of liability. Our team of experienced product liability attorneys can provide a comprehensive evaluation of your matter, and discuss the potential grounds for a cause of action.

In conjunction with the cause(s) of the consumer product related injury, a concurrent concern for product liability lawyers are the individuals, corporations, or entities that could be liable for injuries sustained. Far too often consumers jump to conclusions that injuries occurred as a result of using a product in an improper manner, when in actuality the product was being used in the exact manner proscribed in the instruction or user manual. Likewise additional premature conclusions include a consumer’s rejection of a product as simply being cheap, inappropriate, or unsuitable, without the considering that a dangerous product has been placed into the stream of commerce, or that other consumers may share the same experiences.

Our defective product injury attorneys, have the experience necessary to provide representation in a variety of liability matters related to consumer products. “Product” in this instance encompasses a wide range of categories, including:

  • Prescription drugs and medicine, e.g., Fen-Phen, Rezulin, PPA, Baycol, Celebrex, Vioxx, Aleve, Bextra, DES, Bendectin, Accutane, Thalidomide, Parlodel, Phentermine, Oxycontin, Phenylpropanolamine, Pyridostigmine Bromide and other prescription and over the counter or non-prescription drugs
  • Tobacco and food
  • Toys and recreational equipment
  • Automobile accessories such as tires, seat belts, airbags and child car seats
  • Tools and machinery
  • Medical devices
  • Toxic chemicals and substances, such as asbestos, pesticides, and mold
  • Firearms
  • Autos and other motor vehicles, including trucks and motorcycles
  • Household products and appliances
  • Clothing and apparel

If you have utilized, consumed, purchased, or been exposed to any product that has caused an injury, or are a surviving family member of someone who may have died from the use, exposure, consumption, purchase, of a dangerous or defective product, it's important that you know your legal rights. Even in scenarios where there may be uncertainty as to if an injury is compensable, it is advisable to seek consultation from a knowledgeable products liability attorneys.

Contact Chicago products liability lawyers Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. on the internet or call us at 773-516-4100 to set up a FREE personal injury consultation to discuss your legal options.

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