Chicago Product Liability Lawyer

Defective Products and Dangerous Drugs Litigation

Chicago, Illinois Product Liability Attorneys

An airbag fails to deploy in an auto accident. A “wonder drug” turns out to have serious side effects. A factory conveyor belt malfunctions and catches a worker’s hand. When a product defect causes injury, the manufacturers and other parties in the distribution chain may be liable for damages.

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Contact the Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander if you believe a defective product led to your serious injury or death. Not every injury constitutes a viable lawsuit — our experienced product liability attorneys can give you an honest assessment in a free case evaluation. Based in Chicago, Illinois, we handle all types of products cases throughout the Cook County metro area and Chicagoland suburbs:

  • Workplace injury — presses, saws, conveyors, and other industrial machinery that breaks apart, malfunctions, operates with safety guards off, or catches fingers or clothing
  • Construction injury — defective power tools, collapsing ladders or scaffolding
  • Auto defects — tire blowouts, roof supports that fail in a rollover, seat belt defects (spooling out, clasp failure), defective air bags (non-deploying or deploying improperly)
  • Dangerous and defective drugs — Vioxx, Bextra, Phen-Fen and other prescription or over-the-counter medications and supplements with serious undisclosed or downplayed side effects.

Product Liability — Should the Manufacturer Have Known Better?

Manufacturers are responsible for testing their products and notifying the end user of possible dangers from normal and reasonable use. Successful product liability lawsuits need only demonstrate, by a preponderance of the evidence, that an inherent defect (design defect) or manufacturing defect (flaw in the individual unit or batch) was dangerous to the average person, or that the manufacturer failed to warn of likely dangers through proper labeling or clear instructions. If it can be proved that the manufacturer was fully aware of defects and put the product to market anyway, punitive damages may apply.

Chicago injury lawyer Eugene K. Hollander is dedicated to securing the maximum compensation for your medical bills and lost wages, and projected losses associated with recovery and lost earnings, as well as emotional damages for pain and suffering. We retain top engineering experts in various industries to identify the defect, and we use innovative techniques such as computer simulations at trial or negotiations to make your case.

If you think you have a product liability case, it is important to preserve the defective product and contact an attorney to have it examined by an expert. Contact us immediately at (312) 425-9100. We can come to you, or meet clients at our downtown Chicago offices.