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Resolving product liability lawsuits in Illinois

Any manufacturer responsible for making and selling dangerous or defective products may be sued for product liability, as provided by Illinois law. Products liability lawsuits are based on the common law principle of negligence under tort law. This law requires every manufacturer or distributor of goods to be careful and vigilant regarding the quality of the products and commodities they distribute or market and sell to consumers.

One major determinant in deciding a product liability lawsuit in court, according to the experienced attorneys at Brady & Jensen, LLP, is that the product was in fact defective or dangerous as determined by the theory of reasonable foresight. Furthermore, the petitioner must have suffered an injury related to the product's defect. Products liability may also extend to goods that do not have sufficient warnings on their labels, which are required to alert consumers to allergens or other uses which may be harmful.

Products liability lawsuits, however, make manufacturers liable only for those injuries that could be reasonably foreseen as a result of an inherent defect or danger from use of the product. Consumer safety must be the primary concern of all manufacturers selling a product available on the open market. In the rush to get a product to market and make money, many companies often overlook or do not fully address safety regulations prescribed by Illinois law.

Victims of defective and dangerous products can include innocent consumers of all ages. Children's toys are often found to be defective and dangerous, and so, too, are medical products. Victims of these products and their surviving dependents, including children and parents, can face many hardships before establishing and proving the product manufacturer's responsible for the injury. Having an experienced products liability attorney can often help Topeka residents in these situations to prove their cases and get the compensation they sorely need and deserve.

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