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Ozmon Law and Product Liability

Claims for product liability are created by state or federal law involving personal injury as a result of an unreasonably dangerous product having been placed into the stream of commerce. These cases involve what is known as “strict liability” of a defendant(s).

Strict liability, unlike negligence, is based strictly on whether the product was dangerous when it left the control of the manufacturer/supplier, rather than the degree of care exercised by that manufacturer/supplier.

Laird Ozmon has the experience to handle your meritorious product liability case by finding the most experienced experts to testify and obtain a rightful recovery.

One of Laird Ozmon’s largest verdicts was against Black and Decker involving one of their power saws resulting in a $12 million dollar verdict. This included a record 2 million dollars for punitive damages (damages intended to punish Black and Decker for its reckless conduct).

If you, or a loved one, has been seriously injured by a product that you believe was unreasonably dangerous due to design, or manufacturing defect, contact Laird Ozmon today for a FREE consultation at 815.727.7700.

Answers To Key Questions About Product Liability & Ozmon Law

WHAT DAMAGES ARE RECOVERABLE IN A PRODUCT LIABILITY CASE?
  • Wrongful Death (if applicable)
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss of Income
  • Loss of Consortium (the damage to which a spouse may be entitled)
WHAT ARE SOME TYPES OF PRODUCT DEFECTS?
  • Asbestos
  • Automotive defects (brakes, airbags, tires, seatbelts etc.)
  • Baby equipment (child seats, cribs, toys, etc.)
  • Medical Devices (pacemakers, prosthetics, Stryker Hip implants, DePuy Pinncal and DePuy ASR Hip replacements, Essure, IVC Filters, Transvaginal Mesh, etc.)
  • Defective Drugs (Tylenol, Paxil, Lipitor, Zoloft, talcum powder, fish oil etc.)
  • General consumer and commercial goods
  • Malfunctioning mechanical and equipment (cranes, hoists, lifts, etc.)
  • Defective Food Products (Tainted ground beef, canned foods, general commercial and consumer goods, etc.)
  • Tools and Equipment (saws, drills, cables, etc.)
  • Defective household goods (Surge protectors, Pressure cooker, electric blankets, blenders, Butane Stoves, Nutribullet blade problems, etc.)
WHY SHOULD I CONSULT OZMON LAW?

Experience, Trust and Compassion are Ozmon Law principles. Laird Ozmon has a proven track record of obtaining high dollar value settlements and jury verdicts involving personal injury law and product liability cases. While Ozmon Law is handling your case, Laird will always try to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. However, if a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, Laird’s 30 years of trial experience will work for you in attempting to recover maximum compensation from the jury.

Contact Ozmon Law Today for a FREE Consultation at 815-727-7700

DOES OZMON LAW PRACTICE IN MY AREA?

Ozmon Law has over 30 years of extensive experience as a Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, having handled serious cases in State and Federal Courts in Illinois and the U.S. Laird Ozmon can see that your case is prosecuted anywhere in the U.S.

Illinois Jurisdictions:

  • Will County: Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, Lockport, Crest Hill. Shorewood, Minooka, Channahon, Elwood, Manhattan, New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Peotone, Manhattan and Braidwood.
  • Grundy County: Coal City, Morris, Mazon, Verona, Gardner and Kinsman.
  • Cook County: Chicago, Cicero, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Blue Island, Harvey, Calumet, Countryside, Bridgeview, Matteson, Chicago Heights, Calumet, Evanston, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Glenview, Northbrook, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont.
  • DuPage County: Naperville, Wheaton, Lisle, Warrenville, Glen Ellyn, Oakbrook, Downers Grove, Westmont, Hindsdale, Darien, Woodridge, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Addison, Wood Dale, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Roselle, Wayne, Winfield, Warrenville, Eola and Bensenville.

$9.2 Million Dollars – Awarded the highest settled Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in the history of Will County

Medical Malpractice Case Will County, Joliet IL Recently awarded the highest settled Medical Malpractice suit in the history of Will County for 9.2 million. Will County, Il.(a suburb of Chicago) - On January 15, 2015, a Will County woman and her husband settled a...
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Ozmon Law Client Awarded $12,000,000.00 by a Federal Jury Against Black and Decker in a Product Liability Case

Plaintiff, a bricklayer-carpenter, age 42, sustained a nearly complete amputation of his left hand, while using a power miter saw found to be unreasonably dangerous due to a lack of a right side lower blade guard. Plaintiff's expert was the invertor and designer of...
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Ozmon Law Settles Landmark $8,000,000.00 Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AD, AATD) Case

Laird Ozmon from Ozmon Law settled an $8,000,000.00 dollar Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD, A1AD) case for client Scott S. Scott was misdiagnosed with COPD for years when he actually had the rare Alpha-1 protein deficiency. Beginning in 1991, defts misdiagnosed...
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$2,009,000.00 Awarded to Plaintiff in Product Liability Mitre Saw Case

Age 49, a carpenter, was using a 10-inch Black and Decker miter box saw when an unguarded blade on the right side struck his left hand, amputating one-third around the thumb. Thumb was sewn back on and palm repaired, but a year later index finger had to be removed and...
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Ozmon Law Client Awarded $2,000.000.00 in Medical Malpractice Case

December 1, 2003, pltf M-16 presented to the emergency room of Deft Hospital with a two-day history of abdominal pain and diarrhea. He had a fever and was tachycardic. His CBC blood test revealed that his white blood count was elevated with marked shift to the left. A...
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$1,950,000.00 Awarded in Medical Malpractice Case with a Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Male 44 yr old cabinet maker’s August 1996 chest x-ray was misread and defendants failed to diagnose his lung cancer until May, 1997, when it was Stage III and had metastasized to his brain. He died in Sept. 1997 (survived by wife and 3 grown children)
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$1,860,000.00 Awarded to Ozmon Law Construction Accident Client

A male 37 year old tripped over a nail protruding from concrete on a top step at a Chicago construction project and fell down a stairway sustaining a L4-L5 herniation requiring decompressive laminectomy and fusion. Plaintiff could not return to work as a carpet...
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$1,400,000.00 Awarded in Negligence Case

A male, 35 years old, was entering a fast food establishment carrying his child and was injured when a mat in the entranceway slipped due to an accumulation of water and/or other substances on the underlying floor causing him to violently twist in an attempt to avoid...
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$1.8 Million Awarded to Client in Wrongful Death Case Involving a Suburban Bus Company

Student, M-12 was struck and killed at a Joliet corner because a Suburban Bus did not employ safety procedures or equipment such as a "stop arm" in violation of federal school bus regulations. The suburban bus route had been created specifically to take children to...
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$990,000.00 Awarded in Wrongful Death Case Involving the Death of a Child in Apartment Complex Swimming Pool

Plaintiff's decedent, M age 6, was playing with his siblings and a 5 year-old girl outside the front of the apartment his mother and stepfather had leased from Defendant, two weeks earlier. Although the children were instructed by their mother to stay in front of the...
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$875,000.00 Awarded to Client Due to Birth-Related Injury

Defendant doctor used vacuum-assisted delivery of newborn when it was not indicated. Defendants actions caused newborn to sustain multiple intracranial hemorrhages and mild cognitve deficits.
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$750,000.00 Awarded to Family in Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death

Plaintiff with a family history of heart disease was brought to the E/R, complaining of bilateral arm pain, nausea, and light-headedness - but was sent home. He returned via ambulance 4 hours later, in full cardiopulmonary arrest, and died shortly thereafter. Autopsy...
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$525,000.00 Settlement in Personal Injury Case Involving Southwest Airlines

Female passenger sustained TMJ symdrome when struck by an attache case when a flight attendant opened an overhead luggage compartment on Southwest Airlines flight.
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$500,000.00 Awarded to Ozmon Law Client in Personal Injury Construction Negligence

Plaintiff was working inside a coal chute. His job was to change the shafts & gears. Plaintiff was working on a ladder (using it as a platform) propped at an angle to keep chute door open. While moving down the ladder to view another area, the ladder gave way. The...
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Joliet Automobile Accident Client Awarded $502,132.00

Plaintiff, age 43, was stopped at a stoplight northbound on Rte. 59 in Joliet, IL, when she was rear-ended by a vehicle which had also been rear-ended. Plaintiff suffered a low-back and neck injury which progressed into a myofascial pain syndrome/fibromyalgia.
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$500,000.00 Awarded to Client In a Medical Malpractice Case

$500,000.00 Plaintiff's husband, age 65, underwent a mitral valve repair and was scheduled to be discharged. On the morning he was to be discharged, he began experiencing abdominal pain and was transferred back to the ICU where he died approximately 8 hours later....
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$490,000.00 Awarded in Automobile Accident When Defendant Failed to Yield the Right of Way

Plaintiff, (F-42), was driving a Ford E-150 van, headed east on Black Road at or near its intersection with Frontage Road in Joliet when Defendant, who was headed west on Black Road, failed to yield the right of way to Plaintiff and turned left in front of her. After...
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$485,000.00 Awarded in Truck and Car Accident Case

M-Pltf was driving car northbound Rte. 41. Dft was driving semi dump truck Southbound on Rte. 41. Dft made a left hand turn in front of Pltf blocking the road. Pltf struck Df at rear tires. Plft suffered head injuries, back and neck pain and shattered left knee cap...
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Auto Accident Personal Injury Case Awarded $315,000.00 for Ozmon Law Client

Plaintiff (F-40 yrs) was traveling northbound on Elizabeth St, in Crete, IL. Defendant was traveling eastbound on Division St and failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the Plaintiff's vehicle causing it to spin around to face south on Elizabeth St. Plaintiff...
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Medical Malpractice Suit Awarded $274,960.00 for Doctors Negligence

$274,960.00 The Defendant doctor prescribed Norplant, a time release birth control device implanted into the arm with side effects of pain and bleeding. When the plaintiff developed these symptoms, the defendant failed to removed the Norplant, but instead attributed...
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