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Manufacturing Defects

Trusted Product Liability Attorneys in Chicago

Often times, when an individual experiences an injury from a product, it is because of an error during the production stage. If the manufacturers are not vigilant in overseeing the construction of their devices, defects can emerge leading to extensive damages. It is the creator’s responsibility to ensure safe products are placed in the market. If they do not, injured consumers have grounds to file for a manufacturing defect suit.

The most common causes for manufacturing defects are poor material quality and negligence. If an item is made with cheap material, it is more likely to malfunction, placing the consumer at greater risk. If the manufacturer does not pay attention and follow proper procedure in creating something, mistakes can easily arise. This negligent behavior can lead to risk of injury. The courts also view manufacturing defects as a scenario where the production of an item strays from the original, intended design. This form of lawsuit falls under strict liability, which names the manufacturer for being responsible for product liability and all subsequent reparations.

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Common Examples of Manufacturing Defects

Unfortunately, manufacturing defects occur all too frequently. Defective products are constantly being recalled to reduce damage. However, recalls can come too late. By the time consumers are alerted for potential manufacturing defects, others have already experienced harm and injury. That is why companies need to ensure that products are carefully made and thoroughly inspected before they are released to the public.

Some examples of manufacturing defects include:

  • Using the wrong materials when constructing a product, including screws, bolts, and fasteners
  • Erroneously assembling materials and parts
  • Incorrectly installing wires and circuitry
  • Using harmful chemicals during the production process

These can all lead to extensive damage and injury. That is why manufacturers have a responsibility to offer safe products.

Skilled Legal Representation that Puts You First

Manufacturing defects, although common, can be difficult to prove. The plaintiff must be able to show that an injury occurred because something was wrong in the make of a product. This can be hard to do if the product itself is unrecognizable after the accident. You need experienced representation who knows how to handle these cases. At Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we know what to look for to prove an item was manufactured incorrectly. We use the malfunction doctrine to help our clients’ cases. This doctrine allows a plaintiff to prove a manufacturing defect caused an accident and eliminate other causes.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to an incorrectly constructed item, you may have grounds for compensation. Contact our experienced Chicago manufacturing defect attorneys for a free consultation. We will inform you of your legal rights and help you take the steps needed for restitution.

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    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

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    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

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    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Questions Related to Product Liability

  • What is Product Liability?

    A: Product liability refers to death or serious injury cause by a defect in design or manufacturing of a product, automobile or equipment.

  • Was My Injury Caused By Defective Design or Manufacturing?

    A: In most cases, this is determined through an in-depth investigation on what happened to cause the injury. A skilled attorney will be able to ask the necessary questions to construct a strong case in your defense.

  • Who Can I Sue?

    A: If a defective product has caused you injury, you may be able to sue seller, the designer or the manufacturer to receive compensation.