Product Liability


Consumers rely on the products they purchase to deliver the results they promise. When products fail to live up to proper safety standards, it can result in serious injuries. Product liability claims involve dangerous and defective products, and can be extremely complicated.

You may be able to pursue damages from several parties, including:

  • Manufacturer
  • Retailer
  • Designer

If you are dealing with an injury caused by a defective product, make sure you reach out to Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC as soon as possible. With more than 50 years of collective experience, we know how to handle big cases against major manufacturers and companies. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have obtained more than $100 million for our clients in the past and can utilize this experience to help with your product liability claim.

Need representation after a product liability accident? Call us today for a free consultation!


Determining whether or not you have a product liability claim can be challenging. Our seasoned legal team knows how to carefully assess this types of matters and can help you move forward in the best way possible. To start, you need to understand what a product liability claim is.

When the following types of products are dangerous or defective, it can lead to serious injuries:

  • Medical devices
  • Household tools or appliances
  • Prescription drugs or other types of medicine
  • Automobiles and motorcycles
  • Toys and recreational products
  • Vehicle features, such as seatbelts and airbags

In order to have a claim, you must be able to prove that a dangerous or defective feature of the product caused you injury, and that the risk could not have been foreseen by you. Furthermore, you must be able to prove that the manufacturer, retailer, wholesaler, or other responsible party acted negligently when somehow delivering the product to you. Whether that means they blatantly knew about the defect before selling it to you or failed to follow proper safety inspection procedures, our firm can help you identify the fault. An example of this type of case is Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which is explained here.

No matter what type of product issue is involved in your case, you can trust that our Chicago product liability lawyers will uncover any evidence against the party at fault.


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