When we take a product into our homes, we assume that it is safe as long as we use it in a way that was intended or could reasonably be foreseen. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured each year by dangerous and defective consumer products.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our lawyers hold manufacturers accountable when their products injure or kill unsuspecting people. The following pages provide more information about the types of cases we take on:
- Consumer products: Any consumer product, from laptop batteries to makeup, can cause serious injuries when it does not work as expected.
- Household products: Walmart recently recalled more than 200,000 General Electric toasters that were sold in their stores from September 2007 to July 2008 due to possible fire and electric shock risk. This is one example of a household product that can put our family members at risk. Seasonal chores, such as cleaning the gutters or burning leaves, can be a source of danger for many Illinois residents. A defective ladder can cause substantial personal injuries. Embers from a neighbor's leaf pile can harm your property. We have assembled a list of fall cleaning safety tips to help you protect your home and family during fall cleanup activities.
- Children's toys: We have all read stories about children's toys manufactured in China that have been recalled due to high levels of lead contained in the paint. This is only one of the serious defects that have come to light in products that are made for our most vulnerable citizens.
- Exercise equipment: Stationary bikes and other exercise equipment that break or fail in use can cause serious injuries to the people who use them.
No matter what type of consumer product caused your injury, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Contact Our Illinois Products Liability Lawyers
There is never a charge to discuss your case with one of our Chicago consumer safety lawyers. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To schedule a meeting, call 312-324-0409 or send us an e-mail.
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