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Wheeling Product Liability Lawyers

Product Liability Lawyers Serving Wheeling, Elk Grove Village, and Palatine, Illinois

At Newland & Newland, LLP, our attorneys believe that you have the right to expect that the products you use every day are not only functional but also safe and free from any problems that could result in you getting hurt. When a product fails to live up to such expectations, the manufacturers and distributors of the product might be financially responsible for any injuries that were caused as a result. Our experienced team offers reliable representation and skilled guidance for those who were injured by dangerous or defective products. If you or a member of your family has been injured, we will work hard to hold the appropriate parties accountable for their negligence and to help you obtain full compensation for your injuries.

Defective and Dangerous Product Representation in Rolling Meadows

On any given day, you probably encounter several thousand different consumer products. Some are intended for convenience purposes while others are meant for fun and recreation. Certain products also are meant to aid in personal hygiene and health-related matters. Sadly, many of the companies that make consumer products tend to put their own bottom line ahead of safety. In an effort to increase profits, they may minimize product safety testing, cut corners in design, and in some cases, knowingly cover up problems of which they are well aware.

Every year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people seek medical care to address injuries that were caused by defective or dangerous products, such as:

  • Toys for young children, older children, and teens;
  • Children's car seats;
  • Household products such as furniture, appliances, and decorative items;
  • Cleaning supplies and chemicals;
  • Auto parts;
  • Firearms and other weapons;
  • Medical devices, such as replacement joints and pelvic mesh; and
  • Prescription medications.

Types of Product Defects

At Newland & Newland, LLP we understand that there are three basic categories into which a defective product claim might be classified:

  • Design Defects: A design defect is a problem that occurs in the earliest stages of a product's development, and it will affect the entire product line. Product testing is meant to catch design defects before a poorly-designed product reaches the market, but dangerous products are still sold every day. A toy that is marketed to children but that could present a choking hazard might be an example of a product with a design defect.
  • Manufacturing Defects: A manufacturing defect can turn a properly designed and thoroughly tested product into a safety hazard. Such defects occur during production and may be the result of substandard or incorrect materials, counterfeit parts, or a lack of quality control. An example of a manufacturing defect might include workers using a 2" screw in a product that should have had a 2 ½" screw to hold certain pieces together.
  • Failing to Warn: Certain products are always dangerous, no matter how well they are designed or manufactured. Tools for cutting or drilling, for example, have sharp blades or bits that place the user at risk for injury, especially if they are used improperly. The manufacturer is responsible for providing clear user instructions, as well as warnings about the possible dangers related to the product.

Collecting Compensation in Northern Illinois

The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP have more than 60 years of combined experience. We know that it can difficult to determine who is liable for injuries caused by a defective or dangerous consumer product. When you contact our firm regarding a product liability claim, we will go right to work in identifying any and all parties who may share responsibility. We will also help you understand the extent of your injuries and your prognosis for a full recovery. Armed with this information, we will build a case designed to get you the maximum compensation available under the law.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation today at any one of our five convenient locations. Our firm serves clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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