Consumers expect that the products that are available to them on store shelves are safe to use and have passed rigorous safety tests to ensure that they will not cause harm. However, many companies that design and manufacture products are less concerned about the safety of the products that they produce and distribute and more concerned about the profits they are making. It is not uncommon for a company to use inferior materials or take other shortcuts in an effort to increase their profit margin. As a result, consumers can be injured by poor quality and defective products.
Common products that are found to be defective include:
- Medical drugs (both over the counter and prescription medications)
- Seat belts
- Brakes and other car components
- Food items
- Children’s toys
- Children’s safety products
- Infant car seats
- Baby gear such as bouncers, walkers, cribs, etc.
Any product can become defective during the design, manufacturing, distribution and storing process. Some products are designed poorly, while others are manufactured improperly, while still others are safe up until they have been stored too long and are sold after they expire. Regardless of how a product becomes defective, one thing is certain – consumers are the ones who suffer the consequences of defective products .
At the Injury Lawyers of Illinois, our attorneys understand the laws surrounding defective products are available now to consult with you regarding your case. We have obtained millions of dollars for our clients in defective product settlements and would like to do the same for you. Call us today.