Have you been hurt or injured due to the design or defect of a product? If so, we have experience and success in product liability cases. “Products” or devices can take many forms that have grave consequences due to their inherent danger. Some of these products or devices include, but are not limited to, surgical implants, hospital equipment, prosthetic devices, car airbags, vehicle seatbelts, and others.
In Illinois, there are three types or legal theories of product defects that make a product unreasonably dangerous and not safe for the public: design defects, manufacturing defects, and defects in marketing or warning defects.
A design defect is a flaw that is inherent in the design of the product. A plaintiff must show that there was a reasonable alternative design that would have been safer than the original design.
A manufacturing defect is a mistake in the manufacturing or assembly of a product where the products deviates from its original or intended design.
A marketing defect occurs when a manufacturer or seller fails to warn the consumer about the possible about the possible dangers of using the product. Even if labeled, the warning can sometimes be inadequate if the consumer is not provided or informed about the products inherent dangers.
At the Smithpeters Law Firm our Southern Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers are committed to consumer safety and ready to fight for you and your family when dangerous or defective products and devices cause the harm and injury.