Product Liability

Manufacturers and designers often cut costs to increase their profits, often at the expense of the consumer. A manufacturer that designs defective products resulting in death or injury must be held responsible for the damages they cause.

When you hear that someone’s brakes “went out,” or a batch of peanut butter is unsafe to eat, or a drug designed to treat diabetes also causes heart attacks, you are hearing about product liability. Automobiles, medical devices, machinery, drugs, tools and children’s products are examples of common products with defective designs. Even worse, often these defective products continue to be sold after injuries have occurred.

There are three ways a product can fail:

  • Design defect: a product is so poorly designed that it is dangerous
  • Manufacturing defect: a toy has a jagged edge, or a frozen hamburger patty contains E. coli
  • Marketing defect: the label on a container of solvent neglects to mention that fumes can ignite 50 yards from the open bottle.

With years of experience in product liability cases, James P. LeFante of LeFante Law Offices in Peoria knows what it takes to prove the defective nature of a product. His background as an insurance defense attorney gives him rare insight into the way insurance companies think and strategize, helping to bring justice and compensation to those injured by unreasonably dangerous products.

Experienced Product Liability Lawyer in Central Illinois

When you need effective legal assistance with a product that has caused you or a loved one harm, contact James P. LeFante, the Peoria products liability lawyer at LeFante Law Offices.

To schedule a free legal consultation, please call the Peoria product liability lawyers at LeFante Law Offices today at 309-999-1111. Or contact us electronically by using this online form.