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The holidays are a popular time for exchanging gifts with family members, co-workers, and friends. Sometimes, however, an otherwise exciting gift turns out to be defective. If you or someone you love receives a defective gift during the holiday season that ends up causing you injuries, you may be entitled to bring a defective product claim – or file a lawsuit – against the manufacturer of the defective product. 

The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law can help you pursue a product liability claim against a negligent manufacturer and pursue the monetary recovery that you deserve for your personal injuries. Give us a call today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more about how we could help you with your defective product claim. 

Types of Product Defects

Even when a product is being used by a consumer in the intended manner, the product could still malfunction and cause the consumer serious injuries. Injuries that a person may suffer when a defective product malfunctions depend upon the actual merchandise involved and can include:

  1. Cuts and abrasions
  2. Soft tissue injuries
  3. Broken bones
  4. Eye injuries
  5. Suffocation
  6. Burn injuries

There are also many different ways that a product might be defective, including all of the following:

  • Manufacturing defects Where the product was not properly manufactured and arrived to the consumer in the same condition that it was in when it left the manufacturer
  • Design defects When the product was not designed in a proper manner, resulting in the product malfunctioning and causing the consumer to suffer injuries
  • Warning defects Where the product did not contain the proper warnings or where the warnings were not located in a conspicuous place on the product so that a consumer would be able to notice the warnings and appreciate them

Defective Product Statute of Limitations

The State of Illinois has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to defective products that cause injuries. Specifically, a person can file a claim for products liability within two years of the date on which the injured individual acquired the defective product. 

The main purpose of statutes of limitation like this one is to prevent evidence from growing stale. If a claim or lawsuit is not filed within the statutory period, then the person who was injured by the defective product will not be allowed to bring a claim or file a lawsuit at any point in the future. An experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can make sure that any lawsuit you bring is filed in a timely manner and that the proper responsible party or parties are named in the lawsuit.

Call a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Today

The experienced attorneys at Malman Law are ready to help you pursue monetary compensation on your behalf in your product defect claim. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago personal injury lawyer, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more. 

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  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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