Each year thousands of products are recalled because they are found to be harmful to the user or unsafe for children. All too often, it takes a severe injury or even death before the recall of a product is announced. If you have lost a loved one, or suspect that a family member has died as a result of a dangerous consumer product, contact a Chicago product liability wrongful death lawyer right away. As responsible consumers, it is our responsibility to hold companies liable for their products. If a loved one has sustained injuries that led to their death because of a consumer product, you may be eligible to collect damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our Chicago wrongful death attorneys have defended families suffering the loss of a loved one as a result of a defective product. Consumer products wrongful death lawsuits have involved all sorts of dangerous products, including: medications (over-the-counter and prescription), baby products, children’s toys, cars, medical devices, food and consumables, electrical equipment, even defective safety products. It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to test their product for safety before they are on the market. The government has safety measures and regulations in place to insure that dangerous products never make it to store shelves. However, product manufacturers and marketers will always look for ways to cut corners and save money. Often times to cut costs manufactures may remove important safety features or not spend as much time on research and development to insure products are safe.
In order for product liability to be established in a wrongful death case, there are certain conditions that must be met. First it needs to be clear that the product was being used for its intended use at the time of the accident. If a product was being used properly and malfunctioned to cause serious injury to a person, product liability should be pursued. Additionally, conditions must be established that the product should not have been on sale in the first place. If something about the product made it unsuitable for sale under U.S. regulations and codes you will have a case for product liability.
The laws and processes involved with filing a wrongful death case in the state of Illinois are very complex. If you are considering whether or not to seek damages for a death that was caused by a dangerous product, consult with a Chicago fatal product liability attorney from The Horwitz Law Group. Our attorneys have successfully represented families of those who have lost their lives due to the negligence of another individual or company. We will help you collect evidence and build a strong case in order to obtain the best possible outcome. Our goal is to settle your case outside of the courtroom; however, we are not reluctant to take your case to court if necessary.
Call The Horwitz Law Group to speak with a Chicago Product Liability Wrongful Death Lawyer today. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve for your wrongful death case, call today 312-641-9200.