Orland Park Defective Products Attorneys

Lawyer for Victims of Defective and Dangerous Products Throughout Cook County

At Fotopoulos Law Office, we believe that all consumers have the right to expect the products they use every day to be functional, safe, and free from defects that could cause injury. When products do not live up to these expectations, the companies that manufacture and distribute them may be held liable for any injuries that may occur as a result. Our team provides trusted counsel and aggressive representation for victims who have been injured by defective or dangerous products. We will remain at your side, working to hold negligent parties accountable and to get you the maximum compensation available under the law.

Legal Representation for Dangerous Product Cases in Oak Forest and Palos Heights

The average person comes into contact with thousands of consumer products on an average day. Some of these products make life easier or more fun, while others are meant to help improve personal health and hygiene. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the manufacturers of consumer products to cut corners, skip testing, or cover up potentially dangerous problems with their products. In other words, these companies have placed an emphasis on profits over your safety and that of your family.

Each year, more than one million victims receive medical treatment related to injuries caused by dangerous consumer products or medical devices, including:

  • Toys
  • Children's car seats
  • Furniture
  • Cars, trucks, and auto parts
  • Household appliances
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Decorative items
  • Firearms
  • Prescription drugs
  • Medical products, including artificial joints
  • Vitamins or supplements
  • Prescription drugs

Product Liability Attorney in Joliet and Mokena

There are three basic types of defects that can cause injury to a consumer:

  • Design Defects: A product with a design defect is one that was flawed from the beginning. Design defects occur as the product is being developed, and they affect the entire line of a given product. Proper testing protocols are intended to catch design defects. An example of a design defect would be a toy intended for children that poses a choking hazard.
  • Manufacturing Defects: A product with a safe design can sometimes be manufactured improperly, causing it to break down or become dangerous. Manufacturing defects are often caused by poor oversight in production facilities, inadequate quality control, incorrect materials, and substandard or counterfeit parts. Using the wrong type of screw to hold mechanical parts together could be an example of a manufacturing defect.
  • Failure to Warn: Some products are dangerous, regardless of how safely they are designed or manufactured. Cutting and chopping tools, for example, always present some risk, especially if they are not used properly. Manufacturers are required to provide clear instructions and warnings regarding the potential dangers of such products, and they may be held liable for injuries that occur because of their failure to do so.

Dangerous Drugs Attorney in Homer Glen

Millions of Americans take prescription drugs every single day, but such medications also carry some dangers. Even when they are used as directed by a doctor, serious side effects can cause major problems. Drug manufacturers are supposed to be accountable for testing their drugs. They must also take steps to reduce risks and notify doctors and patients of any risks that remain, including the risks of addiction or abuse. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a prescription drug, we can help you take action. At Fotopoulos Law Office, we will not be intimidated by large drug makers, and we will work hard to hold them responsible for the injuries they cause.

Contact Our Orland Park Product Liability Attorney

If you have been injured by any type of dangerous or defective consumer product, contact our office. We are proud to offer a free, no-risk consultation with a skilled product liability lawyer. Call 708-942-8400 today. With locations in Orland Park and Joliet, we proudly serve Tinley Park, Alsip, Palos Heights, Mokena, Oak Forest, Homer Glen, Cook County, and Will County.

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