The prospect of a lawsuit against a powerful, wealthy manufacturer or other corporation is intimidating for an individual or family. At our law firm, we have met this challenge many times. Our founding attorney’s track record includes recovery of sizable compensation for injured workers and other victims of corporate negligence and dangerous products. Fundamentally, we believe any company that profits by making and distributing goods has a high level of responsibility to make its products as safe as possible. Federal and Illinois state products liability laws support this view, but they are complex and subject to interpretation at many levels.
Defective Products Attorney in St. Clair County, Illinois
Advocacy for Victims of Dangerous Auto Parts, Medical Devices and Medications
After a serious accident you believe was caused by a dangerous product, it can be critical to work with a lawyer who is:
- Knowledgeable about state and federal products liability statutes
- Resourceful and committed to the thorough investigation necessary in such cases, calling on industry experts as necessary for analysis and insight
- A proven negotiator and trial lawyer able to sustain an intensive, lengthy legal effort
Our capabilities at Thomas Q. Keefe, Jr., P.C., extend to products liability cases involving:
- Auto defects including tire failures that can cause SUV and van rollovers, air bags that fail to deploy, seat belt and seat back failures, and more
- Defective medical devices including insulin pumps that seriously injure a diabetic patient through insulin overdose or an inadequate dosage
- Defective prescription drugs
Types of Defective Product Cases We Handle
Some personal injury and wrongful death cases hinge on the willful failure of a company to make the products it uses or distributes as safe as reasonably possible. Others involve fundamental design or manufacturing defects that pose an unacceptable risk to consumers. A third area of inquiry is whether inadequate product labeling, negligence in preparing user instructions, or other shortcomings constitute a failure to warn users of product dangers.
Automobile Defects – Fundamentally, we believe any company that profits by making and distributing goods has a high level of responsibility to make its products as safe as possible. Federal and Illinois state products liability laws support this view, but they are complex and subject to interpretation at many levels.
Defective Medical Devices – Unfortunately, medical device failures are not uncommon and many products are determined to be unsafe after lives are lost and patients suffer severe injuries or irreversible health damage. Our Belleville, Illinois, legal team is prepared to investigate medical device failures that have serious consequences and take action for victims and surviving family members.
Design & Manufacturing Defects – Products liability laws are in place to protect consumers from defective and dangerous products of all types, ranging from contaminated food items to prescription drugs that pose unacceptable health risks, and from toys to automobiles and industrial equipment. Proving that a design or manufacturing defect caused serious injury or a wrongful death is a critical aspect of many civil lawsuits.
Labeling Defects & Failures to Warn – Under Illinois product liability laws, a product can be found unreasonably dangerous whether or not it has a fundamental design or manufacturing defect. The other major category of product deficiency that can justify a lawsuit is the failure to provide adequate labels, instructions or other materials that warn users of risks and dangers.
A proper analysis of your potential case includes determining whether an individual lawsuit or class action suit is appropriate. Our Belleville product liability attorneys are committed to providing honest, informed legal guidance and action in our clients’ best interests. To speak with a caring, dedicated lawyer about your ability to recover compensation, please contact us.