Chicago Product Liability Lawyer | Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

Product Recalls

At Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., we frequently hear of product recalls because of safety and design issues in:

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports over 22,000 deaths and 29 million injuries related to consumer products each year. Annually, consumer products cause more than $500 billion in deaths, injuries and property.

Victims injured by faulty products have the right to seek compensation, including economic damages (lost wages or medical expenses), non-economic damages (pain and suffering) and punitive damages (to punish reckless behavior). In addition to the monetary considerations of a favorable verdict, if you win your case you may find solace in the fact that those responsible for your situation will be brought to justice. Moreover, you will contribute to the public safety by making manufacturers accountable for safer and more dependable products.


Illinois Product Liability Laws

You may name several different parties in a product liability lawsuit. In addition to the manufacturer of the dangerous product, you may also name the wholesaler and retailer. This is because all companies in the supply chain owe a duty to consumers to provide a product that is reasonably safe when consumers use it as intended.

According to Illinois product liability laws, for a product liability case, you must establish that:

  • The product had an “unreasonably dangerous” defect that caused your injury, and that the defect occurred in the product’s design, during its manufacture, or during shipping or handling.
  • The defect caused your injury even though you were using the product in the way the manufacturer said that it was intended to be used.
  • The product that caused damage had not changed “substantially” from its original sales condition.


Contact a Chicago Product Liability Lawyer

A products liability lawsuit may allege several other bases for liability such as negligence or breach of the warranty of fitness. In many cases, a lawsuit may assert numerous different grounds for liability. Our law firm will closely study the facts of your defective products case and explore all legal options available to you.

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