Product Liability

On the job in manufacturing and industrial settings, when undergoing medical treatment, in our homes and elsewhere, we depend on the safe design and manufacture of a vast range of products. Unfortunately, design defects, failures to warn of risks and other types of negligence account for many tragic injuries and fatalities each year.

Proven, Knowledgeable Madison County Attorneys for Defective Material Claims

The product liability lawyers at Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC, have a legacy of success handling complex, serious product liability claims that extends back to the 1960s. Active of-counsel lawyers Jon G. Carlson and Honorable Nicholas Byron have been involved in extensive asbestos exposure and mesothelioma litigation as a plaintiff's lawyer and presiding judge, respectively.

Individual and Class Actions — On-the-Job Accidents — Defective Medical Devices

Today, 16-year personal injury lawyer Eric J. Carlson brings his unyielding commitment to investigation and research — extending beyond legal issues into the underlying science — to cases including:

  • Individual and class action lawsuits against product manufacturers
  • Toxic tort claims associated with chemical exposure and chemical injury
  • Workplace injury and fatality cases that justify lawsuits often much greater in value than workers' compensation claims, due to accident risks ranging from the lack of guards on industrial equipment to failure to recognize chemical flammability
  • Actions against manufacturers of dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and defective medical devices such as leak-prone Fentanyl pain patches
  • Cases against manufacturers of household products such as food processors that turn on spontaneously and cause amputation injuries

A Lengthy, Impressive Record of Holding Negligent Manufacturers Accountable

The complexity and demands of defective product cases are familiar terrain for our St. Louis and Edwardsville product liability attorneys, leading to frequent referrals from lawyers focused on workers' compensation and other areas. While we screen cases thoroughly, we cannot be intimidated by the need for extensive research or by wealthy, powerful opponents.

Our track record of sizable recoveries from negligent manufacturers includes a $6 million wrongful death settlement in 2002, a $2.3 million settlement for a badly burned steel mill worker in 1998, and a host of other favorable case results obtained through negotiation and at trial.

To discuss your legal options after a product-related or industrial accident in southern Illinois or Missouri, contact us for a free consultation. If we are able to represent you, we will charge no attorney fees unless we win a financial recovery on your behalf.